Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Dan Baxter's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0 Δ HoodΔ Dana
Δ Maturango
Δ King
  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 Banner
Δ Lassen
1974  Δ Whitney    
1993  Δ Whitney    
1995  Δ Olancha    
2000  Δ Lassen    
2001  Δ Carpenter Benchmark    
2002  Δ White Mountain
Δ Shasta
2003  Δ Ritter
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Eagle
2004Δ Rainier Δ Muir
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ San Antonio
Δ Boundary
Δ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge
2005  Δ Brokeoff
Δ Junipero Serra
2006 Δ ScottΔ Keynot
Δ South Yolla Bolly
2007Δ Olympus Δ North Palisade
Δ Toro
Δ Ritter
2008  Δ Gibbs
Δ Waucoba
Δ Old Woman
Δ Owens
Δ CharlestonΔ Humphreys  
2009  Δ Highland
Δ Clark
Δ Baldy-West Ridge
Δ Rose
Δ Potosi
Δ Baldy-West Ridge
2010  Δ Kaiser
Δ Thompson
 Δ Graham
Δ Signal
2011  Δ Eagle
Δ Black Butte
Δ Eagle-X
Δ Granite-X
Δ Wheeler
Δ Hayford
2012  Δ Williamson
Δ Hull
Δ Fredonyer
Δ Conness
2013 Δ HamakerΔ Morgan
Δ Granite
Δ Orizaba
Δ Goddard
Δ Piper   
2014  Δ White Mountain
Δ Dubois
Δ Manly
Δ Blue Dick
Δ Grapevine
Δ Virginia
Δ Snow Valley
2015  Δ Pinchot
Δ Tiefort Mountains HP
Δ Devils
Δ Tule   
2016  Δ Lassen Volcanic Wilderness HP
Δ Chuckwalla
Δ Jackson Hill
Δ Berryessa
2017  Δ Buck Rock Lookout Δ Lookout Tower HillΔ Sandia Crest
Δ Tortugas
Δ Guadalupe
2018  Δ Mitchell  Δ South Baldy 
2019  Δ Pincushion    
2020    Δ Anderson Mesa-North Slope  


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 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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