Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dick Ellsworth'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
0  Δ HelenΔ Spruce Knob 
1959  Δ Lukens  
1963  Δ Whitney  
1967  Δ Keys View  
1968  Δ Lily Rock  
1969  Δ Mammoth  
1970  Δ Winchell  
1971  Δ Bear Creek Spire  
1972  Δ North Palisade  
1973  Δ Shasta  
1974Δ Peak 4295 Δ Forbidden  
1975Δ Ptarmigan Δ Cutthroat  
1976Δ Camp Robber Δ Sahale  
1977Δ Mendenhall Towers    
1978Δ Hayes    
1979  Δ Conness  
1981Δ Stroller White Δ Sentinel Rock  
1982Δ Princess Δ Devils Tower Δ Orizaba
1983Δ OgilvieΔ ColumbiaΔ Sloan  
1984Δ Denali    
1985Δ Mooses Tooth    
1986Δ Denali    
1987Δ O'Malley Δ Picacho  
1988  Δ Cristo  
1992  Δ Pilchuck  
1993  Δ Snow Creek Wall  
2001Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Blue Mounds 
2002   Δ Magazine 
2003Δ Bona Δ Hot SpringsΔ Spruce Knob 
2004  Δ GuadalupeΔ Washington 
2005   Δ Lincoln 
2006   Δ Mitchell 
2008   Δ Bell 
2009  Δ PikesΔ Antelope Hills 
2010  Δ BlancaΔ Phelps CoHP 
2011  Δ Grant CoHPΔ Rogers 
2012  Δ San JacintoΔ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HP 
2013  Δ GreenhornΔ Kiowa CoHP 
2014  Δ ElkΔ Richland Balsam 
2015 Δ Boundary ButteΔ FreelΔ Sugarloaf 
2016  Δ ParsonsΔ Roan High Knob 
2018   Δ Old Speck 
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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