Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Sumner'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    


1973  Δ Hollywood     
1984  Δ Madera     
1985  Δ San Antonio    Δ Piestewa
1986  Δ San GorgonioΔ Charleston   Δ Piestewa
1987 Δ ThielsenΔ WhitneyΔ Potosi   Δ Humphreys
1988 Δ McLoughlinΔ ShastaΔ Charleston    
1989  Δ White MountainΔ Boundary   Δ Harquahala
1990  Δ Dana     
1991  Δ RussellΔ Hayford Δ North Guardian Angel Δ Baboquivari
1992  Δ Gayley    Δ Superstition Benchmark
1993Δ Saint HelensΔ HoodΔ WinchellΔ Wheeler Δ Navajo Δ Baboquivari
1994  Δ HumphreysΔ McCullough   Δ Montezuma Head
1995  Δ ShastaΔ Rose   Δ Signal
1996 Δ Broken TopΔ Twin PeaksΔ Rose    
1997Δ AdamsΔ Middle SisterΔ AgassizΔ Rose    
1998 Δ UnionΔ MammothΔ Grant  Δ Elbert 
1999  Δ WhitneyΔ East    
2000 Δ PaulinaΔ WilliamsonΔ Rose    
2001Δ PinnacleΔ Broken Hand WestΔ KeithΔ Houghton    
2002Δ Old SnowyΔ South SisterΔ WhitneyΔ Boundary   Δ Hayden
2003Δ Saint HelensΔ HillmanΔ WhitneyΔ Rose   Δ Hualapai
2004Δ Burroughs Δ BarnardΔ Bald    
2005Δ Steamboat ProwΔ Little BrotherΔ WhitneyΔ Bunker Hill    
2006 Δ Dutton CliffΔ WoollybackΔ Toiyabe Peak 11085    
2007Δ Saint Helens Δ LamarckΔ Wheeler    
2008  Δ SplitΔ Jefferson    
2009  Δ MalloryΔ Boundary    
2010  Δ CaltechΔ Schell Creek Peak 3595    
2011  Δ HaleΔ Charleston    
2012 Δ SteensΔ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ HosebagΔ CacheΔ Ibapah Δ Wilson
2013  Δ BabbittΔ Schell Creek Peak 3587 Δ Delano Δ Trumbull
2014 Δ North SisterΔ Lamarck-N PkΔ Pearl Δ Cedar Benchmark  
2015  Δ Keyhole PlateauΔ Morey Peak-N Pk Δ Nebo  


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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