Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0 Δ HoodΔ Maturango  Δ Bandera-West Slope 
1966  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk    
1967  Δ Diablo    
1970  Δ Caroline Livermore    
1971  Δ Buttes    
1972  Δ Half Dome  Δ Tooth of Time 
1973  Δ Lassen    
1974  Δ Whitney    
1993  Δ Whitney    
1995  Δ Olancha    
2000  Δ Lassen    
2001  Δ Carpenter Benchmark    
2002  Δ Shasta    
2003  Δ San Jacinto    
2004Δ Rainier Δ San GorgonioΔ Boundary   
2005  Δ Junipero Serra    
2006 Δ ScottΔ South Yolla Bolly    
2007Δ Olympus Δ Toro    
2008  Δ WaucobaΔ CharlestonΔ Humphreys  
2009  Δ ClarkΔ Rose   
2010  Δ Thompson Δ Graham  
2011  Δ Black ButteΔ Wheeler   
2012  Δ Hull    
2013 Δ HamakerΔ GraniteΔ Piper   
2014  Δ White MountainΔ Grapevine   
2015  Δ Tiefort Mountains HPΔ Tule   
2016  Δ Chuckwalla    
2017  Δ Buck Rock Lookout Δ Lookout Tower HillΔ Sandia CrestΔ Guadalupe
2018  Δ Mitchell  Δ South Baldy 
2019  Δ Pincushion    
2020    Δ Anderson Mesa-North Slope  


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 "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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