Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Tom Lopez'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    


1972  Δ Whitney         
1973 Δ McLoughlin  Δ Inferno Cone       
1974  Δ Sawtooth         
1975  Δ GouldΔ Wheeler    Δ Richthofen   
1976  Δ Sheep         
1977  Δ Telescope         
1978    Δ MonumentΔ Monument      
1979    Δ Peak 11305       
1980    Δ Bell       
1981    Δ BorahΔ JeffersonΔ Grand Teton     
1982 Δ Tabor  Δ Leatherman Δ GannettΔ Manns    
1983  Δ Lookout Δ LemΔ Ch-paa-qnΔ Hooker     
1984Δ Rainier Δ San Gorgonio Δ Bighorn       
1985Δ GlacierΔ HoodΔ Shasta Δ CastleΔ Trapper      
1986Δ Adams Δ Dana Δ Regan Δ Washburn Δ Grizzly   
1987    Δ Church Δ Helen     
1988  Δ MontgomeryΔ BoundaryΔ Goat       
1989    Δ Lost River       
1990Δ Saint HelensΔ Goat  Δ Idaho       
1991  Δ Whitney Δ BreitenbachΔ Eighteenmile      
1992    Δ Corruption       
1993  Δ Sill Δ Peak 11967  Δ Kings    
1994   Δ GraniteΔ Glassford       
1995    Δ USGSΔ Piegan      
1996 Δ Strawberry Δ LibertyΔ Deer Lake Peak North       
1997    Δ Peak 11887 Δ KagevahΔ TimpanogosΔ Bierstadt   
1998    Δ Steel       
1999   Δ GreysΔ Borah   Δ Elbert   
2000   Δ Cleve Creek BaldyΔ Gilmore   Δ LincolnΔ HumphreysΔ Lake 
2001   Δ JeffersonΔ Devils Bedstead West   Δ Castle Δ Wheeler 
2002    Δ Lake  Δ WireΔ Antero   
2003   Δ Arc DomeΔ Duncans   Δ Massive  Δ Guadalupe
2004  Δ BarcroftΔ King LearΔ Peak 11930   Δ Evans   
2005    Δ Umpleby   Δ Harvard   
2006  Δ Starr Δ Peak 11210   Δ Huron   
2007 Δ Eagle CapΔ Gaylor Δ Pilot       
2008 Δ Black Butte  Δ Basils       
2009    Δ Bear Pete       
2010 Δ Iron  Δ Heinen Δ FredsΔ Angels LandingΔ Pyramid   
2011    Δ South Lost River HP      Δ Black Elk
2012 Δ ScottΔ Peak 13353 Δ Mystery       
2013 Δ Lakes Lookout Δ CharlestonΔ Portland Δ Marys NippleΔ Aztec Butte Δ Sugarloaf  
2014 Δ South SisterΔ Dantes ViewΔ North SchellΔ Donaldson Δ Freds  Δ Hunts Mesa Δ Lost
2015 Δ Dixie ButteΔ WildroseΔ BaldΔ Riddler Δ Marys NippleΔ Shaft Benchmark Δ Bear Mountain-M Pk  
2016 Δ BlueΔ Grapevine Mountains Peak 5921Δ SpruceΔ Caribou Δ Peak 8239Δ West NorthgateΔ DarleyΔ Union  
2017 Δ LightΔ White MountainΔ Full HouseΔ Peak 11828Δ DominionΔ Marys NippleΔ Haystack Δ Greenlee CoHP  
2018Δ Second BurroughsΔ Dutton CliffΔ LassenΔ PotosiΔ Ferguson       


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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