Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Eric Willhite'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    


1989Δ High Rock           
1990Δ Ellinor           
1991Δ Genius           
1992Δ MuirΔ Hood          
1993Δ Rainier           
1995Δ Egg Butte           
1996Δ Adams           
1997Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ Hood          
1998Δ Steamboat Prow      Δ Cristo  Δ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1999Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief  Δ Wheeler   Δ Vickory    
2000Δ Ives           
2001Δ Robinson           
2002Δ Goat Island           
2003Δ Dragontail Δ Cahuenga Δ Moscow    Δ Cherum  
2004Δ Rainier           
2005Δ North GardnerΔ Dixie Butte  Δ Smith  Δ Loafer Mountain-Central    
2006Δ Rainier Δ Half Dome    Δ Kings    
2007Δ PyramidΔ ScottΔ Whitney Δ Trinity  Δ Timpanogos Δ Lemmon  
2008  Δ SnowΔ CharlestonΔ Borah  Δ PealeΔ ElbertΔ Humphreys  
2009Δ Mission Δ ShastaΔ North Schell   Δ HaydenΔ Sneffels  Δ Black Elk
2010Δ Snowking  Δ SpruceΔ Shafer Butte Δ GannettΔ Trail Rider    
2011Δ Seven Fingered Jack     Δ GloryΔ Indian   Δ Sunflower
2012Δ Black Δ White MountainΔ Boundary        
2013Δ Bethel RidgeΔ Jefferson     Δ Ellen    
2014Δ Silver StarΔ Lookout          
2015Δ Graybeard Δ San Jacinto  Δ GraniteΔ Washburn     
2016Δ Sheep Δ Shasta  Δ Big Butte     Δ Black Mesa
2017Δ RemmelΔ North Sister  Δ Meade       
2018Δ SlateΔ Steens       Δ Tempe Butte  
2019Δ Bear Creek           
2020Δ Midnight Mountain South SummitΔ Three Fingered JackΔ Eagle Rock   Δ Clay Butte Lookout    Δ Coolidge
2021Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ Broken Top          


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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