Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alexandra Oeser'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  


1996  Δ BlackΔ MitchellΔ Timms Hill  Δ Sunflower Δ Brasstown Bald  
1997     Δ Greylock  Δ RogersΔ Spruce Knob  
1998Δ Cheaha           
1999Δ WoodallΔ RooseveltΔ HouseΔ Haw KnobΔ EagleΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Holston HP Δ Taum SaukΔ Big Fodderstack Δ Dickson CoHP
2000Δ Hardin CoHP Δ Lincoln CoHPΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Holloway RidgeΔ Wayne CoHPΔ Mauna Kea Δ KennesawΔ EnglishΔ High KnobΔ Putnam CoHP
2001Δ CowpenΔ Pilot KnobΔ WhitetopΔ GrandfatherΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell BenchmarkΔ Cameron CoHPΔ Weiss KnobΔ Sequatchie CoHPΔ Signal PointΔ Richland BalsamΔ PinnacleΔ Gwinnett CoHP
2002Δ Cumberland CoHP Δ Lauderdale CoHPΔ Green River KnobΔ Harrison CoHPΔ HorsepenΔ Grays Δ BurgeΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ Comers Rock 
2003  Δ Big FrogΔ SawneeΔ Nicholas CoHPΔ Gravel KnobΔ Williamsburg HillΔ ThunderheadΔ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ Chinsegut HillΔ Old Black 
2004Δ Williams HillΔ York BenchmarkΔ Carmel BenchmarkΔ EckerbergerΔ RichΔ SugarloafΔ Black ElkΔ Faribault CoHPΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Thorny Flat  
2005Δ Pine Log  Δ Lemmon  Δ Fox    Δ Tryon
2006Δ Clarendon CoHP   Δ Laurel CoHP Δ WashingtonΔ Sandymush Bald Δ Bell Knob Δ Becks Mountain Northeast
2007Δ Carmel Δ Chickasaw CoHPΔ Barganier LookoutΔ Signal Knob Lookout Δ Boulder Top     
2008  Δ Graveyard Hill Δ Fairfax CoHPΔ Amelia CoHPΔ Pinos  Δ Keeney Knob  
2009   Δ Washington CoHP  Δ Tuscarora  Δ Myles Knob  
2010      Δ Thicketty  Δ Lamar CoHP  
2011  Δ Guadalupe   Δ Gurnsey Benchmark Δ Lead HillΔ Henry Knob  
2012  Δ Clinch CoHP   Δ Latour  Δ Water Tanks  


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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