Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Michael Berry's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1980 Δ Saddle        
1984       Δ Red Butte  
1985Δ Pyramid      Δ Camelback  
1986  Δ Lassen       
1987         Δ Guadalupe
1988  Δ TallacΔ Rose Δ Coffin    
1989  Δ Round Top       
1990  Δ Price    Δ Superstition Benchmark-X  
1991   Δ Arc Dome      
1993  Δ Pyramid       
1994  Δ Freel    Δ Kendrick  
1995  Δ DanaΔ Boundary      
1996 Δ Black ButteΔ El Capitan       
1997 Δ HoodΔ Red Lake       
1998Δ Beacon RockΔ Eagle Cap        
1999 Δ McLoughlin     Δ Humphreys  
2000  Δ JacksΔ Wheeler      
2001Δ Adams Δ Shasta Δ Borah     
2002 Δ GrizzlyΔ Black Marble       
2003   Δ Lake      
2004 Δ Bailey        
2005       Δ Camelback  
2006       Δ EscudillaΔ WheelerΔ Black Mesa
2007 Δ Humbug        
2008Δ Steamboat Rock      Δ Picacho  
2009       Δ Humphreys  
2010       Δ Bill Williams Δ Guadalupe
2011 Δ SaddleΔ White MountainΔ Jefferson  Δ DelanoΔ Wrightson  
2012Δ WalvilleΔ KingsΔ MalloryΔ Duffer  Δ SantaquinΔ RiceΔ Big HatchetΔ Black Elk
2013  Δ TiogaΔ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge  Δ Brian HeadΔ Webb  
2014 Δ ScottΔ CastleΔ Bunker Hill   Δ Miller  
2015  Δ BarcroftΔ Griffith   Δ Agassiz  
2016  Δ Peak 3459Δ Charleston  Δ Angels LandingΔ SchultzΔ Hachita 
2017   Δ Ruby Dome   Δ Baldy  
2018Δ PurcellΔ DiamondΔ Eagle    Δ Browns  
2019Δ StrawberryΔ Steens        
2020Δ Oregon ButteΔ BachelorΔ DunderbergΔ North Schell  Δ Ibapah   
2021Δ JumboΔ Fields Δ Augusta   Δ Mohon  


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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