Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Cecil'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Bean        
1983Δ Adams        
1984Δ Rainier        
1985Δ Stuart        
1987Δ Lime        
1989Δ Alta        
1991Δ Bearhead        
1992Δ Surprise        
1993Δ Cashmere        
1994Δ Pugh        
1995Δ Burroughs        
1998Δ Saint HelensΔ Scott   Δ Hallett   
1999Δ Crystal    Δ Deer   
2001Δ Little Si        
2002Δ Green        
2003Δ Winchester        
2004Δ Park Butte        
2005Δ Baker        
2006Δ Observation Rock Δ Whitney      
2007Δ Pinnacle Δ Half Dome      
2008     Δ Elbert   
2009Δ Daniel       Δ Guadalupe
2010        Δ Black Elk
2011 Δ Hood   Δ MassiveΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Panorama Point
2012Δ Snoqualmie  Δ Boundary Δ Harvard   
2013    Δ Kings    
2014  Δ Dana      
2017Δ Excelsior        
2018Δ Tatoosh Δ Shasta      
2019Δ Fremont North Δ San Gorgonio      
2021Δ High Rock        


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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