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


1962      Δ Observation Point    
1964  Δ Pothole Dome        
1970  Δ Lookout        
1971  Δ Lukens        
1972  Δ Telescope        
1973Δ Rainier Δ Cockscomb        
1974  Δ Temple Crag        
1975  Δ Lone Pine     Δ Pecks Lake Ridge  
1976  Δ University        
1977  Δ Glacier Point        
1978  Δ Tahquitz        
1979  Δ San Jacinto        
1980  Δ Olancha     Δ Well Overlook  
1981  Δ Black Giant        
1982  Δ Junction        
1983  Δ Striped        
1984  Δ Gould        
1985  Δ Tyndall        
1986  Δ Goddard   Δ Angels Landing    
1987  Δ Split        
1988  Δ Langley        
1989  Δ Midway        
1990  Δ Gayley        
1991  Δ Combs        
1992  Δ San Gorgonio        
1993  Δ Whitney        
1994  Δ Peak 3862        
1995  Δ San Gorgonio        
1996  Δ San Gorgonio        
1998  Δ San Jacinto        
1999  Δ San Antonio        
2000  Δ White Mountain        
2001  Δ Starr        
2002  Δ Volunteer        
2003  Δ Julius Caesar        
2004  Δ San Antonio        
2005  Δ Agassiz        
2006  Δ Olancha     Δ Wilson  
2007  Δ Merriam        
2008  Δ ToroΔ Wheeler       
2009  Δ White MountainΔ Charleston       
2010  Δ San Jacinto     Δ Humphreys Δ Guadalupe
2011  Δ Chamberlin        
2012  Δ Hot Springs    Δ Great DuneΔ Lenox CraterΔ Taylor 
2013Δ PlummerΔ South SisterΔ Koip        
2014  Δ Four Gables-SW PkΔ Mummy  Δ Brian Head Δ Lookout Tower Hill  
2015  Δ Keller Δ Inferno ConeΔ Washburn  Δ Lemmon Δ White Butte
2016 Δ SteensΔ SheepΔ Grapevine    Δ Elden  
2017 Δ CoyoteΔ ReversedΔ PotosiΔ Payette Lake Ski Hill   Δ Woodchute  
2018  Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ Sawtooth    Δ Tipton  


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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