Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ SpokaneΔ SteensΔ Middle SisterΔ BoundaryΔ LatourΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ Helen Δ Elbert CoHPΔ Bright Angel PointΔ WheelerΔ Crooks Tower
1959  Δ Lukens         
1963  Δ Whitney         
1967  Δ Keys View         
1968  Δ Lily Rock         
1969  Δ Mammoth         
1970  Δ Winchell   Δ Buck  Δ Humphreys  
1971  Δ Bear Creek Spire      Δ Granite  
1972  Δ North Palisade Δ BorahΔ OberlinΔ Grand Teton     
1973Δ Black Δ Shasta  Δ GouldΔ Gannett     
1974Δ Forbidden           
1975Δ Cutthroat           
1976Δ Sahale           
1979  Δ Conness         
1981  Δ Sentinel Rock         
1982      Δ Devils Tower     
1983Δ Sloan           
1987         Δ Picacho  
1988       Δ Cristo    
1992Δ Pilchuck           
1993Δ Snow Creek Wall           
2003  Δ Hot Springs        Δ Panorama Point
2004         Δ Pilot Rock Δ Guadalupe
2009Δ AbercrombieΔ CraneΔ LassenΔ RoseΔ Cache Δ WyomingΔ PealeΔ Pikes  Δ Sherman CoHP
2010 Δ Oregon Canyon MountainsΔ Middle Sister-Northeast RidgeΔ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge  Δ Platte CoHPΔ Ellen Δ HualapaiΔ BlancaΔ Keith CoHP
2011           Δ Grant CoHP
2012  Δ San Jacinto      Δ LemmonΔ McKnightΔ Wyandotte CoHP
2013       Δ WillardΔ GreenhornΔ Greenlee CoHP Δ Kiowa CoHP
2014  Δ SonoraΔ Grant Δ Stratford Hill Δ Mine CampΔ Thunder Butte Δ ElkΔ Baldy
2015  Δ FreelΔ Lewis     Δ Chiricahua Δ Emory
2016 Δ ScottΔ ParsonsΔ Star  Δ Medicine Butte    Δ Clark CoHP


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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