Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Andy Boos'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    


1986Δ Burroughs           
1987Δ Pyramid           
1988Δ Adams           
1989Δ Baker     Δ Woodring     
1990Δ GlacierΔ HoodΔ Cinder ConeΔ RoseΔ BorahΔ TrapperΔ Mitchell     
1991Δ RainierΔ McLoughlinΔ Shasta         
1992Δ Rainier           
1993Δ Rainier           
1994Δ RainierΔ Aneroid Mountain North    Δ Middle Teton     
1995Δ RainierΔ Hood   Δ GraniteΔ Grand Teton     
1996Δ Pikers           
1997Δ Stuart           
1998Δ Little Tahoma           
1999Δ Stuart    Δ Lincoln      
2000Δ Glacier           
2001Δ Rainier Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary        
2002Δ Pasayten           
2003Δ Three Brothers Δ Ralston   Δ Buck     
2004Δ Katsuk     Δ Washburn     
2005Δ Kimtah       Δ Elbert   
2006Δ Courtney     Δ Jaw     
2007Δ Adams          Δ Guadalupe
2008Δ Sherpa Δ San Gorgonio    Δ PealeΔ Park Point LookoutΔ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
2009Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim Δ White MountainΔ JeffersonΔ Scotchman Δ GannettΔ Signal Δ Hualapai  
2010Δ Adams-West Slope           
2011Δ Glacier       Δ Pikes   
2012Δ BucknerΔ Jefferson-X          
2013Δ Mox Peaks Δ EddyΔ Wheeler   Δ Ibapah    
2014Δ ShuksanΔ Steens  Δ Cache  Δ Kings  Δ ChicomaΔ Emory
2015Δ Black   Δ DiamondΔ CrazyΔ Cloud     


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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