Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Stu Frink's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1983    Δ Little SiΔ Si      
1988     Δ Hood Δ Rainier    
1997      Δ Rainier     
1998     Δ BakerΔ Shuksan  Δ McClellan Butte  
1999  Δ Rattlesnake LedgeΔ GraniteΔ Pilchuck  Δ BorahΔ Adams   
2000     Δ EldoradoΔ Glacier Δ Grand TetonΔ Snoqualmie  
2001     Δ DenaliΔ DefianceΔ KendallΔ Guye   
2002   Δ MailboxΔ BoundaryΔ RainierΔ Little Tahoma Δ GannettΔ Red Δ Denny
2003    Δ ThomasΔ HumphreysΔ KingsΔ StuartΔ Kings   
2004Δ Aconcagua   Δ Point RenoΔ PtarmiganΔ Three QueensΔ KyesΔ Big Craggy  Δ Bandera Mountain-W Pk
2005Δ KilimanjaroΔ DickermanΔ Pinnacle  Δ Raven Ridge-LibbyΔ LagoΔ Elbrus Δ Teanaway Δ Quiemuth
2006Δ Camano Island HPΔ Gold  Δ TempestΔ DomeΔ Redoubt Δ Silver Star   
2007      Δ Black ElkΔ Seven Fingered Jack    
2008     Δ LewisΔ Mauna Kea   Δ Pacific CoHPΔ Goat
2009Δ Constitution   Δ Poo Poo PointΔ GraniteΔ DanielΔ North GardnerΔ Black MesaΔ ElbertΔ Huckleberry Ridge 
2010Δ Rattlesnake Hills LookoutΔ TaylorΔ Twin PeaksΔ BingΔ Grays Harbor CoHPΔ WashingtonΔ GypsyΔ Adams-West Slope Δ DragontailΔ Evergreen HeightsΔ Squak
2011Δ West TigerΔ KentΔ Maury Island HPΔ SugarloafΔ Radio HillΔ WalkerΔ StoneΔ CedarΔ PurcellΔ GoatΔ CedarΔ Squak Mountain-SE Pk
2012Δ AndersonΔ Veigh BenchmarkΔ HanerΔ South SaddleΔ TiffanyΔ CedarΔ CedarΔ CedarΔ WowΔ CedarΔ Mudbog Hill 
2013Δ Saint Paddy's   Δ Columbia Benchmark Δ CedarΔ Cedar Δ Table RockΔ Silo 
2014Δ Mitchell HillΔ Monument HillΔ Brasstown Bald     Δ Cho Oyu-XΔ Maple Valley City HPΔ Lea HillΔ Evergreen Church HP
2015Δ Higley Δ Sawmill Ridge   Δ Christoff Lookout  Δ Pilot Butte Δ Medina Hill
2016 Δ Rattlesnake Ledge    Δ SignalΔ Windy Δ Stegosaurus ButteΔ Lake Serene Hill 
2017Δ Jahn BenchmarkΔ Sandia CrestΔ LemmonΔ FraileyΔ WhitneyΔ Olympus Δ Okanogan Post Office Lookout SiteΔ Crystal Mountain-Summit HouseΔ Education Hill  
2018Δ CedarΔ Bridle Trails HillΔ GrahamΔ Picnic PointΔ Emerald Bay State Park HPΔ Communication Hill      


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.

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