Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Patrick Thornley'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    


0Δ Sehome HillΔ HumbugΔ LassenΔ Diamond    Δ Grays   
1993  Δ Whitney         
1994  Δ White MountainΔ Boundary       Δ Panorama Point
1995  Δ SonoraΔ Wheeler        
1996 Δ HoodΔ LassenΔ Rose    Δ ElbertΔ Lemmon  
1997Δ Rainier Δ Middle SisterΔ Grant     Δ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1998  Δ EddyΔ Jefferson     Δ Graham  
1999  Δ Shasta Δ Borah   Δ Elbert CoHP   
2000        Δ LincolnΔ Hualapai Δ Black Elk
2001   Δ Charleston   Δ Rainbow PointΔ Evans Δ WheelerΔ Oklahoma CoHP
2002  Δ Rose     Δ Harvard  Δ Dewey CoHP
2003Δ Camano Island HP Δ Hot Springs     Δ Massive   
2004Δ Oyster Dome     Δ Medicine BowΔ KingsΔ Blanca   
2005        Δ Uncompahgre   
2006        Δ Elbert  Δ Gove CoHP
2007        Δ Massive  Δ Elam Benchmark
2008  Δ Mission     Δ La PlataΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Taylor 
2009      Δ Gannett Δ Antero   
2010Δ Oyster Dome Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Bunker Hill Δ Granite  Δ Harvard   
2011  Δ DiscoveryΔ Ruby Dome   Δ PealeΔ UncompahgreΔ Mica Δ Blaine CoHP
2012Δ Oyster Dome Δ TelescopeΔ Jefferson    Δ Uncompahgre   
2013  Δ North PalisadeΔ Boundary    Δ Pikes   
2014  Δ El MontanonΔ Wheeler    Δ Grays   
2015Δ Winchester Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Charleston    Δ Blanca   
2016Δ Adams Δ White Mountain  Δ OberlinΔ Cement Ridge Δ Harvard  Δ Crooks Tower
2017Δ Baker  Δ Matterhorn Δ Cleveland  Δ Elbert   
2018  Δ Yuba CoHP     Δ Elbert   


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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