Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

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


0   Δ Buffalo   Δ Kings    
1967Δ Si           
1969Δ Rainier           
1972Δ Little Annapurna           
1973Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens           
1980Δ Schaefer Point           
1986Δ Cannon           
1988Δ Enchantment           
1992  Δ Frazier    Δ Clayton    
1993 Δ Bachelor          
2000Δ Shriner      Δ Timpanogos    
2002Δ Goose Hill           
2003Δ AdamsΔ Hood Δ WheelerΔ Hayden  Δ Delano    
2004Δ North GardnerΔ Rock Creek ButteΔ ShastaΔ BoundaryΔ Cache  Δ Ibapah    
2005Δ AixΔ Aneroid Mountain NorthΔ WhitneyΔ GassΔ Borah  Δ Peale Δ Hualapai  
2006Δ CrystalΔ AneroidΔ San GorgonioΔ JeffersonΔ Franklin CoHP Δ Elizabeth Mountain-Northeast RidgeΔ Kings Δ Humphreys  
2007Δ TiffanyΔ BohemiaΔ BearΔ HayfordΔ Scott  Δ Lone    
2008Δ WowΔ DrakeΔ PattersonΔ Moriah  Δ CloudΔ HilgardΔ ElbertΔ KendrickΔ Wheeler 
2009Δ PilchuckΔ Pueblo Δ PilotΔ Snowyside  Δ BaldΔ Flat TopΔ Kaibab Plateau HP  
2010Δ Pilchuck Δ TelescopeΔ MatterhornΔ North TargheeΔ North Targhee Δ Terrill Δ Baldy  
2011   Δ MatterhornΔ Cape Horn  Δ Box Elder South Δ Bangs  
2012   Δ BaldΔ Big Elk Δ Medicine BowΔ Kings Δ Kendrick Δ Panorama Point
2013  Δ OrdΔ Hole in the Mountain Δ Ch-paa-qnΔ CedarΔ Timpanogos Δ Bill Williams  
2014  Δ CobbΔ Currant   Δ Bald Δ SilverΔ Brushy 
2015  Δ BabbittΔ Sherman   Δ Sanpete 2 Benchmark Δ Peacock  
2016   Δ Buffalo   Δ Provo    
2017Δ Franklin CoHP-X      Δ Aire    
2018       Δ Buckley    
2020       Δ Clayton    


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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