Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

John Vitz'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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1964  Δ Martinez         
1965  Δ Whitney         
1966  Δ WilliamsonΔ Boundary   Δ Angels Landing Δ Red Butte  
1967  Δ North Palisade         
1968  Δ LangleyΔ Wheeler     Δ Humphreys  
1969  Δ Waucoba    Δ Navajo Δ Superstition Benchmark  
1970  Δ DuboisΔ Mummy   Δ South Guardian Angel Δ Aspen  
1971  Δ RussellΔ Sheep     Δ Sugarloaf Δ Guadalupe
1972  Δ WhitneyΔ Grapevine     Δ Crossman  
1973 Δ South SisterΔ Pleasant PointΔ Virgin   Δ Brian HeadΔ Park Point LookoutΔ Superstition Benchmark  
1974  Δ KaweahΔ Grapevine   Δ Angels Landing    
1975  Δ LeConte         
1976  Δ Morgan    Δ Signal Δ Big Horn  
1977  Δ McAdieΔ Moapa     Δ Nutt Benchmark  
1978  Δ MorganΔ Mormon        
1979  Δ Julius CaesarΔ Devil   Δ North Guardian Angel    
1980  Δ Dade      Δ Connell Mountains HP  
1981  Δ Cloudripper    Δ Peale Δ Black Tank Benchmark  
1982  Δ White MountainΔ Currant   Δ Barney Top Δ Wilson  
1983  Δ WallaceΔ Virgin     Δ Bangs  
1984  Δ Ord Δ BorahΔ GraniteΔ FremontΔ EllenΔ ElbertΔ GrahamΔ Wheeler 
1985  Δ KearsargeΔ Wheeler   Δ Waas Δ Hyde  
1986  Δ TunnaboraΔ Wheeler     Δ Mohave  
1987  Δ LamarckΔ Grant     Δ Vista  
1988  Δ DanaΔ Jefferson    Δ LincolnΔ Duffer Benchmark  
1989  Δ ExcelsiorΔ Toiyabe Dome  Δ Raid Δ El DienteΔ Gro Benchmark  
1990  Δ BirchΔ North Schell   Δ HollyΔ AnteroΔ Kendrick  
1991 Δ SteensΔ BarcroftΔ South SchellΔ Hyndman Δ Wind River  Δ Barry Goldwater  
1992  Δ TrailΔ Ruby Dome   Δ DelanoΔ MaroonΔ Harquar Benchmark  
1993  Δ Porter    Δ KingsΔ CapitolΔ Buckskin Benchmark  
1994  Δ Cartago    Δ LoveniaΔ Challenger PointΔ Moquitch Benchmark  
1995 Δ Black ButteΔ Chamberlin    Δ TimpanogosΔ Handies-SSWΔ Doyle  
1996  Δ GilbertΔ Wilson   Δ Fish Lake Hightop Δ Trumbull  
1997  Δ Middle SisterΔ Table     Δ Browns  
1998  Δ BarnardΔ East Sister   Δ Cedar Benchmark Δ Gu Achi  
1999  Δ FreelΔ Morey   Δ Marvine Δ Roof Butte  
2000 Δ CraneΔ GibbsΔ Bald   Δ Canaan Δ BaldyΔ Aspen 
2001  Δ HawkinsΔ Sonoma   Δ Eccentric Benchmark Δ EscudillaΔ Taylor 
2002 Δ Oregon Canyon MountainsΔ ThompsonΔ Cherry Creek Benchmark  Δ Medicine Bow Δ BlackΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ BrushyΔ Harney
2003 Δ McLoughlinΔ EagleΔ Shoshone   Δ HilgardΔ West SpanishΔ SitgreavesΔ Santa Fe Baldy 
2004 Δ BachelorΔ BannerΔ KawichΔ Cinnabar  Δ JamesΔ OurayΔ DeanΔ TruchasΔ Guadalupe
2005Δ Indian RockΔ DiamondΔ West ProspectΔ Kern Mountains HPΔ Cache  Δ TabbyΔ TanksΔ Hutch  
2006 Δ BrownΔ MokelumneΔ CallaghanΔ JeffersonΔ Jefferson   Δ Red  
2007Δ Oregon ButteΔ AneroidΔ Juniper BenchmarkΔ LoneΔ Big Elk  Δ CirclevilleΔ RichthofenΔ MudΔ Hermit 
2008Δ Tiffany Δ Leaning Rock BenchmarkΔ TelegraphΔ Diamond  Δ Goose Creek Mountains HP Δ GreensΔ Venado 
2009  Δ HunterΔ MullerΔ Smoky DomeΔ BaldyΔ WyomingΔ DryΔ Goodman PointΔ Upper ForestΔ GrandeΔ Weston CoHP
2010  Δ CannellΔ CoreyΔ Red Ridge  Δ Markagunt Hills Δ Vermilion Cliffs  
2011  Δ LaurelΔ Silver   Δ Peak 10920Δ Black RidgeΔ Red  
2012 Δ HillmanΔ TomΔ Target Benchmark Δ Black Δ Juniper Benchmark Δ Whitlock  
2013  Δ GivensΔ Last Chance Benchmark   Δ Peak 11014Δ SilverheelsΔ Huachuca  
2014  Δ FolgerΔ Peak 9238   Δ Peak 8840    
2015  Δ Inyo Peak 3341Δ Powell Δ Sacagawea   Δ Peak 6973  


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 "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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