Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Andrew Strand'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    


0Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit House          
1990Δ Hessong Rock          
1991Δ Green          
1992Δ Rainier          
1993Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk          
1994Δ Silver Star          
1995Δ Black Δ Whitney        
1996Δ Baker   Δ Cache Δ Middle Teton-X    
1997Δ Little Tahoma          
1998Δ Burroughs          
1999Δ BaconΔ BachelorΔ Sill        
2000Δ McLeod          
2001Δ Summit Chief          
2002Δ Snowfield          
2003Δ Arriva          
2004Δ Gilbert          
2005Δ Sherman       Δ Chiefs Head  
2006Δ UnicornΔ South Sister Δ Jefferson       
2007Δ Big ChiwaukumΔ YamsayΔ White MountainΔ Arc DomeΔ He Devil      
2008Δ LarrabeeΔ ThielsenΔ DanaΔ Piper    Δ Green  
2009Δ Adams         Δ Guadalupe
2010Δ BlackΔ HoodΔ Shasta Δ Thompson      
2011Δ Baker          
2012Δ Stuart          
2013Δ Norse      Δ East Northgate   
2014Δ Shuksan          
2015Δ Methow PinnaclesΔ Big Lookout Δ Sonoma       
2016Δ Dege        Δ Graham 
2017Δ RainierΔ Strawberry  Δ South Lost River HPΔ Bloody Dick   Δ Wrightson 
2018Δ Sloan   Δ McGuireΔ Homer Youngs  Δ Evans  
2019Δ Arnesons    Δ Big BaldyΔ Medicine  Δ Superstition Benchmark 
2020Δ Frisco   Δ North Loon      
2021Δ Davis          


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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