Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mike Rodenak'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  


2002       Δ Hallett    
2003     Δ Grays      
2004     Δ DemocratΔ QuandaryΔ LincolnΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Silverheels  
2005  Δ ShermanΔ BaldΔ BelfordΔ OklahomaΔ ElbertΔ Challenger PointΔ CastleΔ La PlataΔ Grizzly 
2006Δ Kit CarsonΔ Peak 7 Δ AnteroΔ PrincetonΔ CrestoneΔ ShavanoΔ San LuisΔ HarvardΔ HandiesΔ MosquitoΔ Flora
2007Δ CrystalΔ La PlataΔ Hoosier RidgeΔ ShavanoΔ ColumbiaΔ SnowmassΔ SneffelsΔ BlancaΔ CrestoneΔ UncompahgreΔ North ApostleΔ Peak 12752
2008Δ QuandaryΔ SilverheelsΔ EvansΔ GuyotΔ HuronΔ LongsΔ WindomΔ PikesΔ Peak 13762Δ Redcloud-Far NortheastΔ OrizabaΔ North Table
2009Δ BrossΔ HumboldtΔ LenaweeΔ FitzpatrickΔ MissouriΔ CathedralΔ SneffelsΔ VestalΔ WheelerΔ AnteroΔ SilverthorneΔ Quandary
2010Δ GraysΔ BelfordΔ LincolnΔ BuckeyeΔ CastleΔ Peak 13447Δ PigeonΔ FinneganΔ MassiveΔ MonumentalΔ TincupΔ Spread Eagle
2011Δ CrystalΔ KelsoΔ UnevaΔ Peak 13626Δ La PlataΔ PrincetonΔ SilverthorneΔ DeerΔ Peak QΔ HarvardΔ BoulderΔ Atlantic
2012Δ HuronΔ MassiveΔ ElbertΔ BuckskinΔ UncompahgreΔ Peak 13295Δ of the Holy CrossΔ WindomΔ LindseyΔ BelfordΔ CitadelΔ Bald
2013Δ MissouriΔ CulebraΔ QuandaryΔ Hoosier RidgeΔ HorseshoeΔ Peak 13285Δ Rito AltoΔ YaleΔ ElectricΔ DeerΔ EvansΔ North Star
2014Δ ElbertΔ RedcloudΔ EvansΔ ShermanΔ GraysΔ of the Holy CrossΔ CoxcombΔ ClarkΔ PowellΔ WetterhornΔ GraysΔ Bierstadt
2015Δ RosalieΔ YaleΔ EvansΔ Peak 10Δ BelfordΔ GrizzlyΔ Handies-ESEΔ HeisshornΔ KeefeΔ TaylorΔ GrizzlyΔ Uneva
2016Δ EvansΔ PrincetonΔ EdwardsΔ ParnassusΔ Peak 13312Δ TorreysΔ Peak 13631Δ White DomeΔ HandiesΔ HumboldtΔ CitadelΔ Bald
2017Δ SniktauΔ BrossΔ AtlanticΔ TwetoΔ HuronΔ Peak 13510Δ T 0Δ San LuisΔ TeocalliΔ RedcloudΔ West SpanishΔ Crystal
2018Δ Buckskin Δ TincupΔ West Buffalo        


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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