Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

JohnE Sarna'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    


0 Δ Belknap Crater        
1981       Δ Piestewa  
1982      Δ White DomeΔ McDowell  
1983  Δ Hurd    Δ Usery Benchmark  
1984  Δ White MountainΔ Boundary      
1985  Δ San Joaquin    Δ Signal  
1986  Δ GoddardΔ Currant      
1987  Δ RitterΔ Snow Valley      
1988  Δ WhitneyΔ Charleston      
1989  Δ Middle SisterΔ Arc Dome-X      
1990  Δ PattersonΔ Houghton      
1991  Δ Shasta       
1992  Δ Ericsson       
1993  Δ HumphreysΔ Tohakum      
1994  Δ North PalisadeΔ Diamond      
1995  Δ Da-ek Dow Go-et       
1996  Δ Shasta       
1997  Δ San GorgonioΔ Siegel      
1998  Δ KernΔ Rose Δ Navajo Δ Superstition Benchmark  
1999  Δ DanaΔ Desatoya-X Δ Rainbow Point Δ Lenox Crater  
2000  Δ Alta       
2001  Δ TallacΔ Snow Valley  Δ Grays-X  Δ Black Elk
2002  Δ Excelsior       
2003  Δ Copernicus       
2004  Δ Frazier       
2005 Δ MarysΔ Diablo       
2009  Δ Lovers LeapΔ Rattlesnake      
2010  Δ Leviathan  Δ Aztec ButteΔ Park Point Lookout   
2011  Δ Camiaca       
2012  Δ LookoutΔ Baldy-West Ridge  Δ Lookout   
2013  Δ Schonchin Butte       
2014  Δ Soapstone Hill-X       
2015 Δ Marys-XΔ Twin Peaks       
2016 Δ Hoodoo Butte        
2017Δ CougarΔ Willamette Pass  Δ Inferno Cone  Δ Casa Grande Mountains HP  
2018Δ LarchΔ IronΔ California State Capitol Museum HP    Δ Lemmon  
2019 Δ Belknap Crater        
2020 Δ Marys        
2021 Δ ScottΔ San Emigdio   Δ Great Dune Δ CapulinΔ Black Mesa


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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