Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

michael pelton'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    


0   Δ FletcherΔ LeathermanΔ Saint Mary  Δ Rolling  Δ Black Mesa
1984          Δ Baldy 
1985          Δ Phillips 
1988        Δ Blanca   
1989        Δ Elbert Δ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
1990        Δ Uncompahgre   
1991      Δ Baronnette Δ Lincoln   
1992        Δ La Plata   
1993         Δ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
1995  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary    Δ Handies   
1996Δ AdamsΔ South SisterΔ Shasta         
1997  Δ Cone         
1998   Δ Charleston    Δ Harvard   
1999  Δ South Yolla BollyΔ Wheeler    Δ Antero   
2000  Δ MorganΔ Griffith    Δ Shavano   
2001   Δ Hayford        
2002  Δ BarnardΔ Mummy        
2003       Δ Kings    
2004    Δ Hyndman       
2005    Δ Borah Δ Static     
2006 Δ Hood  Δ ThompsonΔ Piegan      
2007Δ BakerΔ Strawberry  Δ Steel Δ FremontΔ Peale    
2008 Δ Matterhorn Δ McAfeeΔ Diamond   Δ Storm King Δ Jicarita 
2009 Δ Rock Creek Butte Δ ThomasΔ Southeast Doublespring Pass  Δ NeboΔ Snowmass   
2010Δ RainierΔ Angell Δ LibertyΔ Shelly Δ Middle Teton     
2011  Δ San JacintoΔ North Schell  Δ Grand TetonΔ TimpanogosΔ Crestone   
2012Δ ShuksanΔ SacajaweaΔ San GorgonioΔ JeffersonΔ Saddle  Δ IbapahΔ El Diente   
2013 Δ Middle SisterΔ EddyΔ KnollΔ Scott Δ BuckΔ Flat TopΔ Wilson   
2014 Δ Dixie Butte Δ PilotΔ She Devil  Δ Ellen Δ Graham  
2015Δ StuartΔ Vinegar Hill Δ Ellen DΔ CastleΔ Granite Δ Delano    
2016Δ GlacierΔ SteensΔ WilliamsonΔ Black TopΔ Big CreekΔ Eighteenmile Δ Baldy    
2017Δ OlympusΔ FieldsΔ FreelΔ SpruceΔ Ross Δ GannettΔ OgdenΔ Hope   
2018  Δ North Δ Leatherman Peak-NE PkΔ HilgardΔ Cloud Δ Adams   
2019Δ Saint Helens  Δ Schell Creek Peak 3587Δ Bad RockΔ Big PryorΔ AvalancheΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Cronin Δ TaylorΔ Bush
2020 Δ DiamondΔ EagleΔ GilbertΔ USGSΔ Homer YoungsΔ TripleΔ Bull    
2021   Δ Ruby Dome-E PkΔ RiddlerΔ Tweedy Δ AbajoΔ Turner   


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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