Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Schwab'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 PikersΔ Middle SisterΔ Point Loma Δ Cache Δ Photographers PointΔ GilbertΔ Sherman CoHPΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ ElkΔ Banner CoHP
1975        Δ Pikes   
1978 Δ Belknap Crater          
1979 Δ Hood          
1980 Δ JeffersonΔ Shasta         
1981Δ AdamsΔ South SisterΔ Whitney         
1982        Δ Grays   
1983        Δ Elbert   
1984        Δ Huron   
1986Δ Panorama PointΔ SacajaweaΔ San Gorgonio         
1987Δ Alta Vista           
1991Δ Twin Sisters           
1992Δ Adams       Δ Massive  Δ Panorama Point
1993Δ RainierΔ Larch      Δ Belford   
1994Δ Second Burroughs   Δ Borah   Δ Antero  Δ Harney
1995Δ Wahpenayo  Δ Boundary   Δ KingsΔ HarvardΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1996Δ Second Burroughs       Δ Shavano  Δ Scotts Bluff
1997        Δ Redcloud   
1998Δ Dege       Δ Uncompahgre  Δ Rankin Ridge
1999Δ Burroughs           
2000Δ Fremont       Δ Evans   
2001Δ ConstitutionΔ Steens    Δ Medicine Bow Δ Devils Playground   
2002 Δ Crane    Δ Wyoming Δ Greenhorn   
2003Δ Copper ButteΔ Red Δ Wheeler   Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ Black  Δ Lamar Benchmark
2004        Δ Blanca  Δ Morrill CoHP
2005      Δ Cement Ridge    Δ Crooks Tower
2006     Δ Wibaux CoHP     Δ Pretty Rock Butte
2007        Δ Thunder Butte   
2008       Δ IbapahΔ Pettingell Δ TaylorΔ Chase CoHP
2009           Δ Clancy Benchmark
2010  Δ SonoraΔ Rose      Δ Loma AltaΔ Chimney Hill
2011  Δ San JacintoΔ Davidson Δ West ButteΔ Washakie CoHP   Δ Mesa LeonΔ South Emmons CoHP
2012Δ DegeΔ WatchmanΔ Middle SisterΔ Jefferson     Δ Baldy Δ North Greenwood CoHP
2013 Δ Odell ButteΔ Eddy         
2014 Δ Black ButteΔ Peak 7600Δ AlphaΔ Pickles Butte Δ SummitΔ EnsignΔ BCGNP Public Land HPΔ ChiricahuaΔ Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple DivideΔ North Franklin
2015 Δ Red ConeΔ Cinder Cone    Δ Rainbow Point Δ GrahamΔ Lookout 


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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