Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Alexei Evans's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  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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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Summit Lake  Δ Lemmon
1994Δ First Butte   
1995Δ Gold   
1996Δ Pilchuck   
1997Δ High Rock   
1998Δ Tiffany   
1999Δ Glacier   
2000Δ Bandera   
2001Δ Adams   
2002Δ Circle   
2003Δ Tiffany   
2004Δ North Twentymile   
2005Δ White Chuck   
2006Δ White Chuck   
2007Δ Washington   
2008Δ Fawn   
2009Δ Baker   
2010Δ Constitution   
2011Δ Leecher   
2012Δ Pilchuck   
2013Δ Eldorado   
2014Δ Rattlesnake   
2015Δ Dock Butte   
2016Δ RoundΔ Neahkahnie Mountain-S Pk  
2017Δ DesolationΔ Neahkahnie Mountain-S Pk  
2018Δ Goat  Δ Brown
2019Δ Saint Helens  Δ Thimble
2020Δ BonaparteΔ ScottΔ Rainbow PointΔ Bright Angel Point Lookout
2021Δ AbercrombieΔ PaulinaΔ Aztec ButteΔ Ord


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

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