Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Burd'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ June    
1988  Δ MonumentΔ East   
1991  Δ Peak 3560    
1993  Δ DanaΔ Rose Knob   
1994  Δ Whitney    
1995  Δ Merced    
1996  Δ Banner    
1997  Δ Red Slate    
1998  Δ Abbot    
1999  Δ Brewer    
2000  Δ North Palisade    
2001Δ Rainier Δ WhitneyΔ Rose   
2002  Δ Whitney    
2003  Δ Sill    
2004  Δ Langley    
2005  Δ Middle Palisade    
2006 Δ HoodΔ Russell Δ Murdock Mountain-West SlopeΔ Longs 
2007 Δ McLoughlinΔ WhitneyΔ Grapevine   
2008  Δ Red KaweahΔ Boundary  Δ Harquahala
2009  Δ CaltechΔ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge  Δ Humphreys
2010 Δ ScottΔ RussellΔ Jefferson   
2011  Δ Ed LaneΔ WheelerΔ Brian Head  
2012Δ RainierΔ Jefferson-North RidgeΔ BarrettΔ Bald   
2013  Δ Whitney    
2014 Δ North SisterΔ SquaretopΔ Church   
2015  Δ White MountainΔ McFarlandΔ PealeΔ Sneffels 
2016  Δ Milestone Mountain-E PkΔ PyramidΔ Fool CreekΔ HandiesΔ Fremont
2017  Δ LeavittΔ Trail Canyon Saddle   


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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