Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Don Raether'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    


YearWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
0 Δ Sharp Top 
1962Δ Observation Point  
1964Δ Pothole Dome  
1966 Δ Cadillac 
1970Δ Lookout  
1971Δ Lukens  
1972Δ Telescope  
1973Δ Rainier  
1974Δ Temple Crag  
1975Δ Lone Pine  
1976Δ University  
1977  Δ Orizaba-X
1978Δ Tahquitz Δ Orizaba-X
1979Δ San Jacinto  
1980Δ Olancha  
1981Δ Black Giant  
1982Δ Junction  
1983Δ Striped  
1984Δ Gould  
1985Δ Tyndall  
1986Δ Goddard  
1987Δ Split  
1988Δ Langley  
1989Δ Midway  
1990Δ Gayley  
1991Δ Combs  
1992Δ San Gorgonio  
1993Δ Whitney  
1994Δ Peak 3862  
1995Δ San Gorgonio  
1996Δ San Gorgonio  
1998Δ San Jacinto  
1999Δ San Antonio  
2000Δ White Mountain  
2001Δ Starr  
2002Δ VolunteerΔ Monks Mound 
2003Δ Julius Caesar  
2004Δ San Antonio  
2005Δ Agassiz  
2006Δ OlanchaΔ Sterling 
2007Δ Merriam  
2008Δ Wheeler  
2009Δ White Mountain  
2010Δ HumphreysΔ Pass 
2011Δ Chamberlin  
2012Δ TaylorΔ Clingmans Dome 
2013Δ Koip  
2014Δ Four Gables-SW Pk  
2015Δ WashburnΔ Mitchell 
2016Δ Sheep  
2017Δ Tin  
YearWest 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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