Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Curt Baxstrom's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1991    Δ Half Dome       
1993       Δ Bogachiel    
1994      Δ Tiger     
1996    Δ SiΔ Earl Δ Sunset BenchmarkΔ Silver   
1997     Δ WashingtonΔ AdamsΔ OlympusΔ DragontailΔ WahpenayoΔ DixonΔ Bandera
1998 Δ Arthur Δ GuyeΔ StuartΔ BakerΔ Second MotherΔ EldoradoΔ BlackΔ SnoqualmieΔ ThorpΔ Florence
1999Δ Saint HelensΔ CrystalΔ RoseΔ SnoqualmieΔ BrothersΔ GlacierΔ GoodeΔ Del CampoΔ DomeΔ PughΔ Mailbox 
2000  Δ McClellan ButteΔ GraniteΔ MerchantΔ JumboΔ RainierΔ Silver TipΔ North GardnerΔ Tatoosh  
2001Δ ArrowheadΔ Kent  Δ WashingtonΔ ConstanceΔ BucknerΔ Three FingersΔ TomyhoiΔ Cradle  
2002  Δ LaneΔ LightningΔ HowardΔ GlacierΔ KyesΔ DanielΔ WatsonΔ Stevens  
2003Δ Crystal Mountain-NorthwayΔ Persis  Δ ToothΔ SefritΔ JackΔ SpickardΔ GunnΔ Jefferson  
2004   Δ SquakΔ AixΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ BakerΔ CarrieΔ Big Craggy   
2005   Δ SquakΔ CruiserΔ SpireΔ La CrosseΔ DeceptionΔ ChurchΔ Koppen  
2006   Δ KosciuszkoΔ BarometerΔ GoldΔ WashingtonΔ Black ButteΔ BrethertonΔ Cardinal  
2007    Δ BlumΔ TeanawayΔ McLoughlinΔ IndexΔ Diamond   
2008     Δ HoodΔ OvalΔ Jefferson    
2009    Δ GaribaldiΔ ShastaΔ American BorderΔ South SisterΔ Fort McHenry HP   
2010   Δ MailboxΔ Saint HelensΔ ChimneyΔ OlympusΔ Reynolds    
2011   Δ Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument HP - Ingram Park  Δ AndersonΔ Elk    
2012    Δ Liberty Island HP Δ WalkerΔ High RockΔ Crystal   
2013Δ TumtumΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ PrattΔ HaleakalaΔ DoubleΔ SnowfieldΔ BakerΔ HigleyΔ TahtlumΔ Pompeys PillarΔ Whitman CrestΔ Wallace
2014     Δ Freemans ViewΔ North GibsonΔ CashmereΔ Scafell PikeΔ Windy  
2015    Δ JupiterΔ PinnacleΔ BuckΔ DumbellΔ ForgottenΔ Cannon  
2016Δ Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument HP  Δ Teanaway ButteΔ BoistfortΔ Big SnowΔ PrimusΔ Gilbert    
2017   Δ Anastasia Island HPΔ HuckleberryΔ TumwaterΔ MesahchieΔ MartinΔ Marcy Δ Clingmans Dome 
2018    Δ Rock       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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