Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Retemeyer'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    


1962  Δ Telegraph Hill         
1981Δ Spokane Δ Rim of The World         
1982Δ Mica   Δ Schweitzer Basin South       
1983Δ Chewelah           
1984Δ Spokane           
1985    Δ Kellogg       
1988  Δ Pluto         
1989  Δ Half Dome         
1990  Δ Post         
1991  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary        
1992  Δ Clouds Rest        Δ Panorama Point
1993        Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1994  Δ Lembert DomeΔ Boundary       Δ Black Elk
1995 Δ HoodΔ Shasta Δ BorahΔ Granite-X      
1996 Δ ScottΔ Shasta-X         
1997Δ Saint Helens-X Δ Shasta     Δ Elbert   
1998Δ Saint HelensΔ BachelorΔ White MountainΔ Boundary        
1999 Δ AshlandΔ Whitney    Δ Kings    
2000Δ Rainier Δ LyellΔ Slide        
2001 Δ Fort RockΔ Freel         
2002  Δ Hoffmann Δ Borah   Δ Pikes  Δ Black Elk
2003  Δ MontgomeryΔ BoundaryΔ RuntΔ Runt      
2004 Δ South SisterΔ HiramΔ East    Δ Colorado Mines   
2005 Δ ThielsenΔ Sonora      Δ Browns  
2006 Δ BolivarΔ San GorgonioΔ Desatoya     Δ Hayden  
2007 Δ HoodΔ MontgomeryΔ Boundary  Δ Gannett  Δ Hualapai  
2008 Δ Oregon Canyon MountainsΔ WhitneyΔ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge Δ Granite-X     Δ Guadalupe
2009 Δ MarysΔ North PalisadeΔ Wheeler   Δ Fish Lake HightopΔ ElbertΔ Chiricahua-XΔ Elk 
2010 Δ GraybackΔ WhitneyΔ JeffersonΔ Inferno ConeΔ Antoine Butte     Δ Cheyenne CoHP
2011  Δ Corral Hollow HillΔ Grant   Δ Eccentric Benchmark    
2012 Δ McLoughlinΔ Puppy DomeΔ Cinder Pit HillΔ SawtellΔ GraniteΔ PineΔ PealeΔ LincolnΔ Baldy Δ Goodman
2013Δ Silver StarΔ SteensΔ Leavitt         
2014 Δ MarysΔ Half DomeΔ Boundary   Δ Gilbert    
2015  Δ White Mountain    Δ WaasΔ Castle Rock Δ Curry CoHPΔ Elam Benchmark
2016  Δ Bloods RidgeΔ Rose  Δ SummitΔ Confusion Peak 7800Δ Evans  Δ Panorama Point
2017 Δ PaulinaΔ Potato         
2018  Δ Folger      Δ Mars HillΔ TaylorΔ Bailey CoHP


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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