Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

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


1972  Δ Mammoth         
1975  Δ Alta         
1980  Δ Whitney         
1990Δ Baker Δ Whitney         
1991  Δ San Gorgonio         
1992Δ Rainier Δ San Jacinto         
1993       Δ KingsΔ Elbert Δ Wheeler 
1994 Δ HoodΔ ShastaΔ Boundary     Δ Humphreys  
1995  Δ White Mountain         
1996  Δ Junipero Serra         
1997  Δ Pinos         
1998  Δ Telescope      Δ Signal  
1999  Δ Ritter         
2000  Δ San AntonioΔ Charleston   Δ SignalΔ PikesΔ Hualapai  
2001  Δ ClarkΔ Snow Valley     Δ Graham  
2002Δ Copper ButteΔ SteensΔ LassenΔ WheelerΔ CinnabarΔ Granite    Δ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2003 Δ South SisterΔ Waucoba Δ Borah Δ FrancsΔ Peale Δ PinalΔ TruchasΔ Baldy
2004Δ Pacific CoHPΔ SacajaweaΔ Maturango Δ Twin Falls CoHP Δ GannettΔ NeboΔ WilsonΔ MillerΔ Big HatchetΔ Panorama Point
2005Δ Abercrombie Δ Tin  Δ Stratford HillΔ North Butte Δ Flat TopΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ Florida Peak NorthΔ Emory
2006Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ Keynot Δ ScotchmanΔ Bearpaw Baldy  Δ CrestoneΔ BaboquivariΔ Timber 
2007Δ Gold Δ ClarkΔ PilotΔ OxfordΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ Cloud Δ Lincoln  Δ Keith CoHP
2008  Δ CuyamacaΔ Arc DomeΔ DiamondΔ CrazyΔ Grand Teton  Δ Hualapai  
2009Δ OlympusΔ ScottΔ South Yolla BollyΔ TroyΔ CuddyΔ Table Δ Indian Δ Estrella HP  
2010  Δ GoosenestΔ Jackson Mountains HPΔ BairdΔ Cleveland Δ Frisco Δ Kaibab Plateau HP  
2011Δ Larch Δ Cuyamaca Δ Hyndman  Δ Abajo Δ TiptonΔ Chicoma 
2012Δ Adams Δ CuyamacaΔ HighlandΔ She DevilΔ Bare Peak Northwest      
2013 Δ AshlandΔ ThompsonΔ Lone    Δ CulebraΔ Roof ButteΔ Capitan Mountains HP 
2014  Δ CuyamacaΔ Spruce     Δ Peak 2195  


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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