Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Karl Themer'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  


1999       Δ Schilthorn    
2000      Δ Montmartre     
2004   Δ SiΔ Saint HelensΔ TeneriffeΔ AdamsΔ RainierΔ HiboxΔ Daniel-E PkΔ Heybrook RidgeΔ West Tiger Mountain #3
2005Δ MailboxΔ KilimanjaroΔ SiΔ MailboxΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ EldoradoΔ EnchantmentΔ Yellowjacket Tower  
2006Δ West Tiger Mountain #3 Δ (Si)Δ CowboyΔ RainierΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ ShuksanΔ AltaΔ Observation RockΔ GraniteΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ Amabilis
2007Δ West Tiger Mountain #3 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ High PointΔ Somerset-The Summit Δ ConstitutionΔ CorniceΔ FayΔ CannonΔ MulhacénΔ Granite
2008Δ SnoqualmieΔ ChairΔ HexΔ Dirtybox Δ DenaliΔ BakerΔ FernowΔ Llao Rock Δ ThomasΔ Mitchell
2009Δ SiΔ LaneΔ Mauna KeaΔ Cairn HillΔ ToothΔ Silver StarΔ ClarkΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ Hard KnoxΔ Dog 
2010Δ GraniteΔ McClellan ButteΔ (Si)Δ West Tiger Mountain #2Δ HaleakalaΔ High PriestΔ SnowfieldΔ RainierΔ ToothΔ Axis Δ West Tiger Mountain #3
2011Δ GraniteΔ Persis  Δ BaldyΔ Little TahomaΔ DanielΔ RainierΔ ElkΔ Muller  
2012Δ Serpentine HillΔ Green Δ Alta VistaΔ Silver StarΔ StuartΔ Old SnowyΔ SloanΔ Flower DomeΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ Puu Huluhulu 
2013Δ CatherineΔ GuyeΔ Spark PlugΔ DogΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ RainierΔ Glacier View Wilderness HPΔ ToothΔ BaringΔ Big Chief
2014Δ Persindex    Δ OlympusΔ White ChuckΔ FremontΔ SkyscraperΔ DeRouxΔ JesterΔ Grey CoHP
2015Δ HowardΔ Tamalpais-E PkΔ DavidsonΔ TeanawayΔ LangenbergΔ CrystalΔ AuroraΔ ShrinerΔ Burroughs Δ GuadalupeΔ Richland Balsam
2016Δ FryingpanΔ WasserkuppeΔ Großer Bärenberg Δ BrockenΔ BeerbergΔ KammiovuoriΔ Black ElkΔ (Squak) Δ Little SiΔ Grand Ridge
2017  Δ Old Pass HillΔ PinnacleΔ Patterson Δ BonanzaΔ Tatoosh    
2018  Δ (Si)Δ Steamboat RockΔ SugarloafΔ Whidbey Island HP      


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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