Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Bolton'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  


1958       Δ Old Snowy    
1960      Δ Grizzly     
1961      Δ Knowlton Knob     
1965        Δ Whitney   
1967   Δ Hood  Δ Rainier     
1971       Δ Mitchell    
1975     Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens Δ Dome    
1976     Δ AneroidΔ Aneroid     
1977   Δ Beacon Rock    Δ Eagle CapΔ Adams  
1979   Δ Dog Δ Hood      
1981      Δ JuneauΔ Mission    
1982     Δ Hood Δ Watson    
1983     Δ Hood      
1984     Δ Baker Δ AdamsΔ Dragontail   
1986      Δ MatterhornΔ Dome    
1987    Δ Saint Helens   Δ Dragontail   
1988      Δ Daniel     
1989      Δ Sahale     
1990        Δ StuartΔ Bald  
1991        Δ Cramer   
1992    Δ Hood  Δ GannettΔ Whitney   
1993     Δ HumphreysΔ Saint HelensΔ Cirque    
1994     Δ Saint HelensΔ Glacier Δ Elbert   
1995      Δ Peak 6300 Δ Democrat   
1996      Δ Tomyhoi     
1997    Δ HamiltonΔ Shuksan      
1998       Δ Granite    
1999    Δ Dog       
2000   Δ Dog  Δ North GardnerΔ OutramΔ MassiveΔ Second Burroughs  
2001    Δ Saint Helens Δ DavidΔ Seven Fingered Jack   Δ Cottlers Rock
2002  Δ HamiltonΔ San JacintoΔ DogΔ AugspurgerΔ UncompahgreΔ Froze to DeathΔ Grand TetonΔ Oregon ButteΔ Laurel 
2003 Δ Gilliam CoHPΔ Rogers Δ Indian RockΔ GraybackΔ South SisterΔ JeffersonΔ SacajaweaΔ DanielΔ Yellow Aster Butte 
2004 Δ DogΔ RoundΔ Davis-Southwest SlopeΔ LatourΔ CacheΔ ShastaΔ BachelorΔ WheelerΔ JeffersonΔ LakeviewΔ West Onion
2005    Δ BlancaΔ South ChucksneyΔ OvalΔ HyndmanΔ BlancaΔ Lemei Rock Δ Pacific CoHP
2006 Δ WahatisΔ LarchΔ HuffakerΔ Swan Lake PointΔ PurcellΔ McDonaldΔ EllenΔ White MountainΔ BoundaryΔ Pacific CoHP 
2007Δ Muller Δ AndersonΔ Pilot Δ HogbackΔ DavisΔ DiamondΔ MolybdeniteΔ Tumwater Δ Hamilton
2008Δ Wind  Δ WrightsonΔ WashingtonΔ CrystalΔ Adams-West SlopeΔ CrestoneΔ WashingtonΔ Moriah Δ Mauna Loa
2009Δ Mauna Kea   Δ Jackson Mountains HPΔ PedroΔ TableΔ North SisterΔ North PalisadeΔ BaboquivariΔ Baldy 
2010 Δ BaldΔ MitchellΔ BurntΔ MicaΔ DesolationΔ AneroidΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ Delano Δ Firebreak 
2011 Δ HamiltonΔ Dog Δ ElkhornΔ Black ElkΔ Del CampoΔ FrancsΔ GrantΔ Grizzly Δ Cristo Range HP
2012Δ PineΔ Haner Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Panorama PointΔ Tom Dick and HarryΔ HilgardΔ AdamsΔ ForgottenΔ Alpine LookoutΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ Bobs
2013Δ Pilot KnobΔ Elk RockΔ NorthΔ HumbugΔ RoseΔ KerbyΔ ElkhornΔ CastleΔ Flat TopΔ Salt BenchmarkΔ Lone ButteΔ Cornell
2014Δ Elk  Δ WickiupΔ TiffanyΔ Quartz Creek Ridge-Peak 5245Δ SloanΔ Windom Δ Hillman Δ Fling
2015Δ TigerΔ Baden-PowellΔ IndianΔ Helen ButtesΔ Twin SistersΔ TahtlumΔ Tyee Ridge-Peak 6998Δ TweedyΔ WilsonΔ WillardΔ Middle 
2016Δ McCullochΔ Peak 2400Δ Lyman HillΔ Old BlueΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ ShellrockΔ Park ButteΔ RedΔ Mammoth Δ Silver Star 
2017Δ Bells  Δ DogΔ SonomaΔ RoundΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ Peak 10677Δ RitterΔ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge Δ Angora
2018Δ Dog Δ HumbugΔ WintersΔ Peak 3200Δ Table      


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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