Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Vince Kloster's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAME-Ind-CAs
1975 Δ Pacifico  
1977 Δ Whitney  
1978 Δ Banner  
1979 Δ Grays  
1980 Δ Massive  
1981 Δ Castle  
1982 Δ Blanca  
1983 Δ UncompahgreΔ Washington 
1984 Δ Handies  
1985 Δ WindomΔ Mitchell 
1986 Δ Crestone Needle  
1987 Δ Sherman  
1988 Δ Buckskin  
1989 Δ GrizzlyΔ Britton Hill 
1990 Δ French  
1991 Δ Ruby  
1992 Δ Evans  
1993 Δ Ypsilon  
1994 Δ Saint Louis  
1995 Δ Crosier  
1996 Δ Captain  
1997 Δ TrincheraΔ Cadillac 
1998 Δ PennsylvaniaΔ Rogers 
1999 Δ RoyalΔ Marcy 
2000 Δ Otter  
2001 Δ ClarkΔ Enchanted Rock 
2002 Δ Storm  
2003 Δ BushnellΔ Barker 
2004Δ CarletonΔ PikesΔ Katahdin 
2005 Δ PhoenixΔ Pinnacle 
2006 Δ Van WitΔ Linville 
2007 Δ VermilionΔ Kennesaw 
2008 Δ SoprisΔ Eagle 
2009 Δ Challenger PointΔ Guyot 
2010 Δ KingsΔ Smith 
2011 Δ Madonna DomeΔ Slide 
2012 Δ Peak 12454Δ Morris CoHP 
2013 Δ MonumentΔ Henry Knob 
2014 Δ GeneseeΔ Waterrock Knob 
2015  Δ Clingmans 
2016  Δ Craig 
2017  Δ Black Balsam KnobΔ Masada
2018  Δ Lickstone Bald 
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAME-Ind-CAs


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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