Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Richard Carey'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  


1971 Δ Spectre    Δ Peak 1482 meters Δ Lone Pine   
1972    Δ Alta   Δ Red Slate   
1973  Δ Spectre    Δ SillΔ Whitney   
1974Δ Cotopaxi           
1975    Δ Toro       
1976       Δ Constitution    
1981    Δ Del Dios    Δ Tahquitz  
1982          Δ Garnet 
1983Δ InspirationΔ WhaleΔ San Jacinto  Δ Hot Springs Δ JeanΔ SawtoothΔ Hot SpringsΔ Wilhelm 
1984Δ Quail    Δ San GorgonioΔ Cowles Δ Marion   
1985    Δ Suicide RockΔ AndersonΔ Alta Δ Pyramid Δ PyramidΔ Indianhead
1986Δ San Ysidro       Δ Langley Δ Telescope 
1987  Δ Rabbit    Δ WhitneyΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ New York Butte  
1988  Δ PyramidΔ MaturangoΔ CuyapaipeΔ WheelerΔ RussellΔ WhitneyΔ White MountainΔ HumphreysΔ Sentinel 
1989Δ ClarkΔ GraniteΔ DryΔ TinΔ DuboisΔ MontgomeryΔ WilliamsonΔ Middle PalisadeΔ ElbertΔ InyoΔ HayfordΔ Moapa
1990Δ PescadoresΔ SpectreΔ DryΔ MartinezΔ Iron SpringΔ Lily RockΔ AgassizΔ SplitΔ KeithΔ GrapevineΔ Mera 
1991Δ ManlyΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ GraniteΔ SheepheadΔ SirrettaΔ OlanchaΔ North PalisadeΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ CathedralΔ PorterΔ Last ChanceΔ Orizaba
1992Δ GrapevineΔ IronΔ KingstonΔ Old WomanΔ CharlestonΔ WheelerΔ MontgomeryΔ Cotter Δ TomΔ Hualapai 
1993Δ OrizabaΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ RabbitΔ JapachaΔ OnyxΔ DenaliΔ LeConteΔ Castle RocksΔ McAdieΔ Agua TibiaΔ Frazier 
1994 Δ Peak 6582Δ HarquahalaΔ PiuteΔ BirchΔ WaucobaΔ LeavittΔ BannerΔ ThunderboltΔ North SandiaΔ ClarkΔ Pinto
1995Δ VolcanΔ Quail BenchmarkΔ Sawtooth Mountains HPΔ ThimbleΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ ButlerΔ ExcelsiorΔ TableΔ HumphreysΔ GuadalupeΔ EpauletΔ Rattlesnake
1996Δ Old Woman StatueΔ TuleΔ SugarloafΔ Big PineΔ SundayΔ Round TopΔ MidwayΔ Twin PeaksΔ ShermanΔ OrdΔ Square TopΔ los Paredones
1997Δ ArrastraΔ Estrella HPΔ EagletailΔ Marble BenchmarkΔ Keynot  Δ RitterΔ San GabrielΔ DoubleΔ AvawatzΔ Kingston Benchmark
1998Δ el Choclo Duro HPΔ Gu AchiΔ DevineΔ Granite PeaksΔ Roof ButteΔ HoodΔ MorganΔ GannettΔ White MountainΔ CartagoΔ YushanΔ Guatay
1999Δ Rosa PointΔ Towne BenchmarkΔ Castle DomeΔ DavidsonΔ Mauna KeaΔ PineΔ HumphreysΔ Ben NevisΔ TimpanogosΔ CucamongaΔ BaboquivariΔ Jacumba
2000Δ PerkinsΔ CoyoteΔ EdgarΔ Long ValleyΔ GrahamΔ Spruce KnobΔ DeerhornΔ BradleyΔ SnowdonΔ DuboisΔ DiazΔ Gallo Peak-Southwest Ridge
2001Δ CookesΔ SouthΔ Morgan HillΔ CapeΔ PinosΔ BighornΔ Three SistersΔ OlympusΔ Sandia CrestΔ TaylorΔ In-Ko-PahΔ Eagle Benchmark
2002Δ HaystackΔ Cliff BenchmarkΔ JacumbaΔ South BaldyΔ LightnerΔ Lassen Δ UniversityΔ CirqueΔ KendrickΔ ThimbleΔ Tanker Benchmark
2003 Δ Trigger Benchmark Δ San Felipe Hills HPΔ SawyersΔ JeffersonΔ GraftonΔ CraterΔ RysyΔ McKnightΔ GallinasΔ Cooper
2004Δ Art BenchmarkΔ CarbonateΔ Granite Mountain BenchmarkΔ MaturangoΔ Big Lake KnollΔ RainierΔ KingsΔ Brian HeadΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ HawkinsΔ Chirrip√≥Δ McGinty
2005Δ WilsonΔ HardyΔ Old WomanΔ HighlandΔ BaldΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ WithingtonΔ South SisterΔ SlateΔ TobiasΔ Animas Mountains HPΔ Guatay
2006Δ KingstonΔ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ Pinto Mountains HPΔ DryΔ OscuraΔ ReyesΔ JeffersonΔ HighlandΔ Apache PeaksΔ KernΔ ApoΔ Garnet
2007Δ KilimanjaroΔ Bola Δ CorralΔ WatermanΔ SawtoothΔ EagleΔ Fuji-sanΔ ElkΔ TruchasΔ La MadreΔ Hanna Benchmark
2008Δ Peak 2660 Δ KinabaluΔ WabayumaΔ PowellΔ HelvellynΔ AlamoΔ Gabb  Δ Squaw TitΔ Grapevine
2009Δ PinyonΔ La Laguna HP Δ HaysΔ ChariotΔ PilotΔ Blue KnobΔ Lewis  Δ Mary Peak.Δ el Arrajal
2010Δ Peak 2121Δ El Mayor HPΔ TiptonΔ PineΔ Mesquite Mountains HPΔ Thurston PeaksΔ Sacajawea Δ Merced Δ ManlyΔ Mauna Kea
2011 Δ CuyamacaΔ KosciuszkoΔ MormonΔ Tucki  Δ PoserΔ Iron Mountain-Northwest SummitΔ Morena ButteΔ Granite 
2012 Δ Moivavi BenchmarkΔ AndrewsΔ Sandia CrestΔ Pinyon RidgeΔ IbapahΔ WalkerΔ AugustaΔ Reno Reservoir Δ Hexie Mountains HPΔ Peak 3994
2013 Δ SirensΔ Bat Mountain-N PkΔ PilotΔ ReveilleΔ ShermanΔ PealeΔ GovernmentΔ GrizzlyΔ HumpyΔ Webo BenchmarkΔ Peak 2672
2014Δ Peak 4458 (Buck Ridge)Δ LagunaΔ Farmer BenchmarkΔ GrapevineΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ ShoshoneΔ BlancaΔ PinchotΔ Kisokomaga-take Δ Peak 6980Δ Peak 3012
2015Δ OtayΔ CuyamacaΔ EmoryΔ Agua TibiaΔ SummitΔ BeckyΔ CliftyΔ McAfeeΔ Little Thomas Δ VirginΔ Bogong
2016Δ WilliamΔ Keany BenchmarkΔ Hayford Δ GordoΔ Jackson Mountains HPΔ FrancsΔ Peak 11620Δ TempletonΔ Peak 9980Δ AcatenangoΔ Tajumulco
2017Δ Mortero BenchmarkΔ Peak 4673Δ Blue Dick BenchmarkΔ Conglomerate MesaΔ Quinn Canyon Range HPΔ MerrittΔ Rock Creek ButteΔ South Lost River HPΔ Kaweah Δ Eagle 


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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