Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Ken Oeser'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    


1989  Δ Half Dome         
1991           Δ Guadalupe
1992           Δ Black Elk
1994  Δ Whitney        Δ Panorama Point
1995    Δ Borah  Δ Kings    
1996        Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler 
1997   Δ Boundary     Δ Humphreys  
1998Δ RainierΔ Hood          
1999     Δ Granite   Δ Greenlee CoHP  
2000    Δ Franklin CoHP Δ GannettΔ Brian Head   Δ McCook CoHP
2001          Δ LookoutΔ Gaines CoHP
2002 Δ Steens  Δ Boise Ridge-South SummitΔ Pike Creek Hills  Δ Grays Δ Sandia CrestΔ Meade CoHP
2004      Δ Cement Ridge Δ Blanca  Δ Crooks Tower
2005         Δ Lemmon  
2007   Δ WheelerΔ MeadeΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ PineΔ Bluebell KnollΔ Wilson   
2008  Δ Pinos         
2009        Δ Lincoln   
2010  Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ East        
2011  Δ Shasta        Δ Carson CoHP
2012Δ SpokaneΔ Marys  Δ Latour   Δ Harvard   
2014         Δ Baldy  
2015  Δ Hot Springs    Δ PealeΔ WindomΔ Myrtle Point Δ Emory
2016  Δ Sawmill    Δ Monument    
2017       Δ Delano Δ Signal  
2018  Δ Lassen  Δ W Butte Δ Waas   Δ Theodore Roosevelt
2019      Δ Medicine BowΔ DeseretΔ Weld CoHPΔ HualapaiΔ Taylor 
2020Δ Constitution Δ Carpenter Benchmark    Δ American Fork Twin Peaks   Δ Hopkins CoHP


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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