Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Greg Slayden'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    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
1969   Δ Cannon-X     
1970     Δ Tres Cruces   
1972     Δ (Monserrate)   
1974   Δ Field     
1975   Δ Washington     
1976   Δ Lafayette     
1977   Δ Carter Dome     
1978   Δ High Point     
1979   Δ Washington     
1980   Δ Clingmans Dome     
1981   Δ Lafayette     
1982   Δ WashingtonΔ Hooiberg    
1983   Δ Clingmans Dome     
1984   Δ Mitchell     
1985   Δ Colden-N Pk  Δ Mönch-X  
1986   Δ (Killington)     
1987   Δ Washington     
1988   Δ Adams     
1989  Δ WhitneyΔ Magazine Mountain-Radio Area     
1990  Δ HarvardΔ Algonquin     
1991  Δ GraniteΔ Grandfather     
1992 Δ Wilcox-XΔ ShastaΔ Le Conte     
1993Δ Mauna Kea Δ (Bachelor)Δ OsceolaΔ Popocatépetl-X Δ BlancΔ AgungΔ Ruapehu
1994 Δ Jacques-CartierΔ RainierΔ Katahdin     
1995  Δ Peak 8Δ Tecumseh     
1996  Δ Hood   Δ (Aiguille du Midi)Δ Kinabalu 
1997Δ DenaliΔ Tremor-XΔ Massive      
1998Δ HaleakalaΔ BarbeauΔ (Rainier)      
1999  Δ Rainier-X      
2000  Δ AdamsΔ Connecticut Hill     
2001  Δ Mammoth-X      
2002  Δ (Rainier)Δ Sunrise     
2003 Δ TremblantΔ Glacier-XΔ Snowy     
2004 Δ CaubvickΔ Saint HelensΔ Tioga CoHP     
2005 Δ BaldyΔ (Rainier)Δ Roberts CoHP     
2006 Δ TowerΔ San GorgonioΔ Stony Tower Hill     
2007  Δ Washakie NeedlesΔ Sandwich     
2008Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ ClevelandΔ Bearfort     
2009 Δ WedgeΔ North PalisadeΔ Virgil     
2010 Δ TodΔ Blanca  Δ Chorolque   
2011 Δ Silvertip-XΔ White MountainΔ Sugar Hill Δ Aconcagua   
2012 Δ Columbia-XΔ WoodΔ BlackΔ Orizaba    
2013Δ TorbertΔ ColumbiaΔ Nebo      
2014Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ (Rainier)Δ Cayuga CoHPΔ Picacho del Diablo    
2015Δ Isto-XΔ MaichenΔ Diamond      
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAust-Ocean


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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