Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Henry Romer'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearWest USAEurope
1971Δ Whitney 
1972Δ Daniel-E Pk 
1973Δ Daniel-E Pk 
1974Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens 
1975Δ Observation Rock 
1976Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens 
1977Δ Adams 
1978Δ Olympus 
1980Δ Rainier 
1981Δ Ellinor 
1982Δ Rainier 
1984Δ Stone 
1985Δ Hood 
1986Δ Washington 
1987Δ Stone 
1990Δ Rainier 
1991Δ Ellinor 
1992Δ Rainier 
1996Δ Boulder 
2003Δ Ellinor 
2005Δ Desolation 
2006Δ Puyallup Ridge Lookout 
2007Δ Si 
2010Δ Skyscraper 
2011Δ Fremont Lookout 
2012Δ Copper Mountain Lookout 
2013Δ Burroughs 
2014Δ Cowlitz Rocks 
2015Δ Anvil Rock 
2016Δ Tokaloo Rock 
2017Δ Echo Rock 
2018Δ Little Tahoma 
2019Δ McClure RockΔ Puig de l'Ofre
2020Δ Townsend-N Pk 
2021Δ Rose 
YearWest USAEurope


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 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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