Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Gene Yore'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 AdamsΔ Hood    Δ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Black Elk
1964  Δ Glacier Point      
1985Δ Rainier        
1986   Δ Grand Teton     
1987   Δ Disappointment     
1988   Δ Haystack     
1989Δ Si        
1990Δ Brothers        
1991Δ Brothers        
1992Δ Pilchuck        
1993Δ Pugh        
1994Δ Buckner        
1995Δ Baker Δ JoshuaΔ Devils Tower     
1996Δ Shuksan Δ Ryan      
1997Δ RainierΔ BachelorΔ Whitney Δ Angels Landing    
1998Δ Stuart        
1999Δ Rainier Δ Half Dome      
2000Δ Stuart Δ Lassen   Δ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Black Mesa
2001Δ GraniteΔ HoodΔ Conness     Δ Black Elk
2002Δ Rainier Δ Half Dome  Δ Longs   
2003Δ Olympus Δ Leaning TowerΔ Devils Tower     
2004Δ Erie Δ WhitneyΔ Devils Tower     
2005Δ Pratt Δ Leaning Tower      
2006Δ Goode Δ Half Dome Δ Observation Point   Δ Sunflower
2007Δ Florence Δ El Capitan      
2012Δ Crystal        
2013Δ Unicorn        
2014Δ Dewey Δ Indian Rock      
2015  Δ Dana      
2016Δ West Tiger Δ Tower      
2017Δ West Tiger Δ Tresidder      
2018  Δ Lyell      
2019  Δ Cockscomb      
2020Δ South Tiger        
2021Δ Taylor        


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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