Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Prominent Peak

Darren Knezek's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
0 Δ Peak 6559  
1972 Δ Rainbow Point  
1983 Δ Wheeler  
1987  Δ Liberty Island HP 
1988 Δ Guadalupe  
1989 Δ Black Mesa  
1995 Δ Half Dome  
1996 Δ Lone  
1998 Δ Grand Teton  
1999 Δ Timpanogos  
2001 Δ Castleton Tower  
2002 Δ Cedar  
2003 Δ Timpanogos  
2004 Δ Bald  
2005 Δ Castleton Tower  
2007Δ KilaueaΔ Pingora  
2008Δ Mauna KeaΔ Ship Rock  
2009 Δ Castleton Tower  
2010 Δ Rainier  
2011 Δ Rainier  
2012Δ DenaliΔ NeboΔ Grossman HammockΔ Bordeaux
2013 Δ ShastaΔ EagleΔ Orizaba
2014 Δ Rainier Δ Punta
2015 Δ Kings  
2016 Δ Sneffels  
2017 Δ Star  
2019 Δ Lea CoHP  
2020 Δ Bald Knoll  
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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