Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Scott Surgent'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1990  Δ Zabriskie Point    Δ Observation Point    
1991  Δ Telescope    Δ Point Supreme    
1992  Δ Whitney      Δ Camelback  
1993  Δ San Jacinto      Δ Humphreys-X Δ Guadalupe
1994         Δ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
1995   Δ Boundary    Δ ElbertΔ Camelback  
1996    Δ Borah-X    Δ Camelback Δ Black Elk
1997Δ RainierΔ Hood       Δ Humphreys  
1998       Δ Kings Δ Humphreys  
1999  Δ Blue AngelsΔ Charleston     Δ Humphreys Δ North Franklin
2000  Δ San AntonioΔ Jefferson     Δ BaldyΔ TaylorΔ Baldy
2001  Δ San GorgonioΔ Wheeler   Δ Delano  Δ BlancaΔ Reeves CoHP
2002  Δ White MountainΔ Bunker Hill Δ GraniteΔ Washakie CoHPΔ EllenΔ GraysΔ PicachoΔ BeautifulΔ Pecos CoHP
2003  Δ Black Butte Δ Borah  Δ Peale Δ HumphreysΔ TruchasΔ Midland CoHP
2004Δ Copper ButteΔ SteensΔ Lassen   Δ Cement Ridge Δ Thunder ButteΔ BaldyΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Crooks Tower
2005  Δ Middle SisterΔ Grafton   Δ Ibapah Δ EscudillaΔ South BaldyΔ Emory
2006  Δ Fonts PointΔ Ruby Dome   Δ Fish Lake Hightop Δ Roof ButteΔ Black 
2007  Δ Baden-Powell    Δ Brian Head Δ BlueΔ Vista 
2008  Δ ToroΔ Arc Dome     Δ Hutch  
2009  Δ PiuteΔ Highland   Δ Navajo Δ Reiley  
2010  Δ Alamo    Δ Abajo Δ WebbΔ Beautiful 
2011   Δ Frenchman     Δ Sitgreaves  
2012  Δ Sugarloaf      Δ Greens  
2013  Δ Pleasant View Ridge      Δ Blue Jay  
2014  Δ ThroopΔ Peavine     Δ Peak 9947  
2015  Δ Cuyamaca      Δ White Horse Hills  
2016  Δ Pilot KnobΔ Hayford     Δ FremontΔ Atalaya 
2017  Δ Ghost      Δ Aubineau  
2018   Δ Davis Dam Overlook     Δ Bigelow  
2019  Δ ZanjaΔ River     Δ Saint Peters Dome Δ Winding Stair
2020  Δ Micro Benchmark      Δ Peak 9910Δ Oso Ridge Lookout TowerΔ Sunflower
2021  Δ Goffs ButteΔ Peak 6080   Δ Big Δ Dry Lake Hills  


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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