Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Vertical Gain

Wilder Leavitt's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAEuropeAfrica
1989 Δ Angels Landing   
1990  Δ Catoctin  
1991 Δ Angels Landing   
1992 Δ Angels Landing   
1993  Δ Beacon Hill  
1994  Δ Greylock  
1995   Δ Montmartre 
1996  Δ Fort McHenry HP  
1997Δ Gastineau    
1998  Δ Cadillac  
2001Δ Diamond Head    
2003 Δ Grand TetonΔ Kill Devil Hill  
2004 Δ Rendezvous   
2006 Δ North Sandia   
2007 Δ ElbertΔ Clingmans Dome  
2008  Δ High Pole Hill  
2009 Δ Grays   
2010 Δ BierstadtΔ Cape Henlopen Great Dune  
2011 Δ AspenΔ Old Rag  
2012 Δ RainierΔ Sugarloaf  
2013 Δ WhitneyΔ Washington  
2014  Δ Bobs Hill Δ Kilimanjaro
2015 Δ Mars HillΔ Sassafras  
2016 Δ QuandaryΔ Mitchell  
2017  Δ Adams  
2018 Δ HoodΔ MarcyΔ Palatine Hill 
2019 Δ ShuksanΔ Maryland Heights  
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAEuropeAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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