Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Don Duncan'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Meany Crest    
1957   Δ Moscow 
1964Δ Granite    
1968Δ Big Snow    
1969Δ Baring    
1970Δ Cougar    
1974Δ Hidden Lake Peaks    
1975Δ Stuart    
1976Δ McClellan    
1977Δ Black    
1978Δ Fortress    
1979Δ Navaho    
1980Δ Sloan    
1981Δ Observation Rock    
1982Δ Fifth of July    
1983Δ Cloudy    
1984Δ Anvil Rock    
1985Δ Rainier    
1986Δ Adams    
1987Δ Little Tahoma    
1988Δ Bonanza    
1989Δ Jack    
1990Δ Three Fingers    
1991Δ Forbidden    
1992Δ Clark    
1993Δ Fernow    
1994Δ Goode    
1995 Δ Hood  Δ Grand Teton
1996Δ Margaret    
1998Δ SherpaΔ Bachelor   
1999Δ Gardner Δ Shasta  
2000Δ Dragontail    
2001Δ North Gardner    
2002Δ Spickard    
2003Δ Copper    
2004Δ West Tiger    
2006Δ Redoubt    
2010Δ Ba    
2011Δ Horseshoe    
2014Δ Skyscraper    


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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