Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Prominent Peak

Dan Baxter's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 USAEast USAAsia E+SE
0Δ HoodΔ Washington 
1966Δ Tamalpais-W Pk  
1967Δ Diablo  
1970Δ Caroline Livermore  
1971Δ Buttes  
1972Δ Half Dome  
1973Δ Lassen  
1974Δ Whitney  
1979 Δ Inwood Hill 
1980 Δ Cadillac 
1982 Δ High Tor 
1987 Δ Hunter 
1992  Δ Mayon Volcano
1993Δ Whitney  
1995Δ OlanchaΔ Loggerhead Key HP 
1997  Δ Bulusan Volcano
1998 Δ Slide 
1999 Δ Black Dome 
2000Δ LassenΔ Slide 
2001Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Balsam 
2002Δ Shasta  
2003Δ San Jacinto  
2004Δ RainierΔ Hunter Mountain-SW Pk 
2005Δ Junipero SerraΔ Greylock 
2006Δ South Yolla Bolly  
2007Δ OlympusΔ Spruce Knob 
2008Δ CharlestonΔ Bald 
2009Δ Clark  
2010Δ GrahamΔ Marcy 
2011Δ Wheeler  
2012Δ Hull Δ Apo
2013Δ PiperΔ Atlantic CoHP 
2014Δ White Mountain  
2015Δ TuleΔ Hanging Hills 
2016Δ ChuckwallaΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Osmeña
2017Δ Sandia Crest  
2018Δ South Baldy  
2019Δ Pincushion  
2020Δ Anderson Mesa-North Slope  
YearWest USAEast USAAsia E+SE


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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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