Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Ken Jones'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Castle Dome         
1964  Δ Oxy Hill         
1973  Δ Baden-Powell         
1974  Δ Whitney         
1975  Δ Williamson         
1976 Δ Middle SisterΔ WilliamsonΔ Jefferson     Δ Signal  
1977 Δ GrizzlyΔ KaweahΔ Boundary        
1978 Δ Hat PointΔ East Ord         
1979 Δ McLoughlinΔ Tucki         
1980 Δ South Sister          
1981 Δ Hood          
1982Δ RainierΔ Hood          
1983Δ GlacierΔ North SisterΔ Dana         
1985Δ Shuksan           
1986Δ Olympus           
1987  Δ Shasta         
1988Δ Saint Helens Δ Goddard      Δ Humphreys Δ Harney
1989  Δ Morrison         
1990Δ CougarΔ HoodΔ Humphreys Δ Borah      Δ Guadalupe
1991Δ McClellan Butte Δ Cuyapaipe  Δ Granite      
1992Δ First Mother Δ San Rafael   Δ Gannett     
1993Δ Bills Δ Lyell     Δ Elbert  Δ Harney
1994Δ North Gardner Δ Cuyama    Δ Kings  Δ WheelerΔ Panorama Point
1995Δ Black Δ Three Sisters     Δ Elbert   
1996Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ Whitney        Δ Guadalupe
1997Δ GypsyΔ StrawberryΔ Owens     Δ Lincoln   
1998Δ Gray Wolf RidgeΔ SteensΔ Junipero SerraΔ Rose     Δ Lemmon  
1999Δ Old DesolateΔ SacajaweaΔ LolaΔ EastΔ Bonneville Δ Grand Teton  Δ Graham  
2000Δ Observation Rock Δ Lassen Δ Hyndman Δ WyomingΔ NaomiΔ JamesΔ HumphreysΔ Taylor 
2001Δ SpokaneΔ ScottΔ ClarkΔ VirginΔ DiamondΔ North Targhee   Δ BaldyΔ Lookout 
2002Δ Sun TopΔ BachelorΔ KernΔ Boundary    Δ Carrizo Mountain-East SlopeΔ BaboquivariΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ North Franklin
2003Δ Bonaparte Δ IngallsΔ Charleston   Δ South Tent Δ PinalΔ Blanca 
2004Δ Dock ButteΔ McLoughlinΔ White MountainΔ Gass   Δ Delano  Δ Wheeler 
2005Δ RemmelΔ South ChucksneyΔ LeavittΔ Piper   Δ West MountainΔ MassiveΔ MillerΔ Capitan Mountains HP 
2006Δ Big Craggy Δ North PalisadeΔ HayfordΔ Hoodoo  Δ KingsΔ Bushnell Δ Black 
2007Δ Silver StarΔ South SisterΔ PintoΔ Blue Dick BenchmarkΔ Black Pine Mountains HPΔ Northwest Δ GilbertΔ WilsonΔ Kitt  
2008Δ Adams-West SlopeΔ Broken TopΔ FredonyerΔ MoriahΔ Snowbank  Δ PealeΔ UncompahgreΔ Dos Cabezas Peaks-XΔ Chicoma 
2009Δ Deception Δ HawkinsΔ North Schell Δ Trapper Δ Flat TopΔ WindomΔ Mica  
2010Δ Big ChiwaukumΔ AneroidΔ Willow CreekΔ MatterhornΔ Smoky DomeΔ TableΔ Cloud-XΔ Swasey Δ Kendrick  
2011Δ White ChuckΔ FirebreakΔ BlackΔ GrantΔ TaylorΔ West GoatΔ Medicine BowΔ Box ElderΔ ParkviewΔ Glenn  
2012Δ CardinalΔ Battle AxΔ IndianheadΔ TableΔ CastleΔ Black ButteΔ Cloud  Δ AtascosaΔ Placer 
2013Δ Burroughs Δ WhalebackΔ Hole in the MountainΔ Big ElkΔ CrazyΔ FrancsΔ AbajoΔ BisonΔ Roof ButteΔ Vista 
2014Δ Anvil RockΔ ScottΔ TowerΔ Toiyabe Peak 11085Δ South Lost River HP  Δ Notch Δ Pusch Ridge Wilderness HPΔ Eagle 
2015Δ FremontΔ IsabelleΔ CathedralΔ MoreyΔ RyanΔ McDonald Δ Milford Needle Δ TurnbullΔ Blanca-XΔ Baldy


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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