Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Daryn Dodge'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    


1972  Δ Konocti        
1977  Δ Eagle        
1978  Δ Clouds Rest        
1979  Δ Matterhorn        
1980  Δ Conness        
1981  Δ Lyell        
1982 Δ ThielsenΔ Shasta        
1983  Δ Mendel        
1984  Δ Goddard        
1985  Δ Whitney        
1986  Δ Diablo     Δ Evans  
1989  Δ Emerson        
1990  Δ Tower        
1992  Δ Rafferty        
1993  Δ Matterhorn        
1994  Δ Hawkins        
1995  Δ Tom        
1996  Δ TyndallΔ Rose       
1997  Δ Norman Clyde        
2001  Δ White Mountain        
2002  Δ Keith        
2003  Δ Brewer        
2004  Δ Williamson        
2005  Δ Langley        
2006  Δ North Palisade        
2007  Δ MendelΔ Boundary       
2008  Δ Middle PalisadeΔ Grapevine  Δ GannettΔ Navajo Δ Humphreys 
2009  Δ Norman ClydeΔ Jefferson     Δ Tipton 
2010Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ DarwinΔ Wheeler       
2011  Δ WhitneyΔ StarΔ Wood Benchmark Δ Grand TetonΔ Indian   
2012Δ AdamsΔ JeffersonΔ North PalisadeΔ GrantΔ BorahΔ Granite Δ Kings   
2013Δ Saint HelensΔ South SisterΔ White MountainΔ Griffith   Δ DeseretΔ ElbertΔ Superstition BenchmarkΔ Wheeler
2014 Δ North SisterΔ WilliamsonΔ Genoa       
2015Δ BakerΔ SteensΔ LeConteΔ Thomas       


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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