Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Scott Rice's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Glacier Vista
Δ Summit Lake
1979Δ Spar Pole Hill      
1986Δ Saint Helens      
1987Δ High Rock      
1993Δ Tolmie Peak Lookout
Δ Frost
1994Δ Tolmie Peak Lookout
Δ Tiger
Δ Gold
1995Δ Fremont
Δ Amabilis
1996Δ Adams      
1997Δ RainierΔ Hood     
1998Δ Stuart      
1999Δ Muir
Δ Pugh
2000Δ Rainier Δ ShastaΔ Boundary   
2001Δ Dome      
2002Δ Rainier   Δ BorahΔ KingsΔ Elbert
2003Δ Adams      
2004Δ Sahale
Δ Ruby
Δ Gilbert
2005Δ Fernow
Δ Deception
2006Δ Rainier      
2007Δ Granite
Δ Three Fingers
Δ North Sister     
2008Δ Fernow
Δ Sloan
Δ Hood
Δ McLoughlin
2009Δ Tomyhoi
Δ Index
Δ Middle SisterΔ Shasta    
2010Δ Cannon
Δ Olympus
Δ Three Fingered Jack
Δ Washington
2011Δ Rainier-X
Δ Aix
2012Δ Primus
Δ Gunn
Δ Bonaparte
2013Δ Muir
Δ Badger
Δ Oregon Butte
2014Δ Buckner
Δ Aeneas
Δ Jump Off Joe
Δ Broken Top-S PkΔ Shastina
Δ Lassen
2015Δ Seven Fingered Jack
Δ Remmel
Δ Mission
Δ Fortress
Δ Hood     
2016Δ Lago
Δ Boistfort
Δ Dark
Δ Sacajawea     
2017Δ Axis
Δ Huckleberry
Δ Calispell
Δ Green


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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