Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Vince Kloster's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1975    Δ San GabrielΔ Pacifico      
1977    Δ Whitney Δ Shasta     
1978        Δ Banner   
1979    Δ Devils HeadΔ LongsΔ Grays     
1980    Δ YaleΔ QuandaryΔ MassiveΔ Harvard    
1981     Δ BelfordΔ ShavanoΔ PyramidΔ Castle   
1982      Δ WilsonΔ CrestoneΔ BlancaΔ Rose  
1983    Δ Greyrock  Δ SneffelsΔ Uncompahgre   
1984      Δ Handies  Δ Panorama Point  
1985      Δ Culebra Δ Windom   
1986  Δ Long Scraggy  Δ BardΔ EdwardsΔ GrizzlyΔ Crestone Needle  Δ Bancroft
1987   Δ Thunder ButteΔ Pacific Δ Bull HillΔ ShermanΔ Ice   
1988  Δ Bald  Δ Buckskin - SoutheastΔ ClintonΔ Hagues Δ SignalΔ Pierson 
1989  Δ UteΔ OrmesΔ Vasquez Δ HassellΔ GrizzlyΔ Medicine BowΔ Little BaldyΔ Kruger Rock 
1990Δ PanoramaΔ London Δ Nokhu Crags Δ MosquitoΔ Brian HeadΔ FrenchΔ RedΔ AdamsΔ Bighorn 
1991  Δ RedskinΔ Dark Δ JacqueΔ RubyΔ BuffaloΔ Judge   
1992     Δ EvansΔ JasperΔ Greenhorn    
1993      Δ Ypsilon  Δ Kataka  
1994Δ Cathedral Spires   Δ Fishers   Δ Laramie Δ Saint Louis 
1995     Δ Horsetooth  Δ Crosier  Δ Sandstone
1996    Δ Arthurs Rock Δ Captain     
1997Δ Sampson   Δ CadillacΔ McGregor  Δ Trinchera Δ Red HillΔ Pyramid
1998Δ MilnerΔ Raspberry ButteΔ Dawson Butte Δ GarfieldΔ SheepΔ DecaturΔ PennsylvaniaΔ RileyΔ WindyΔ Valmont ButteΔ Cannon
1999Δ Ben LomandΔ SundanceΔ OverlandΔ FairviewΔ MarcyΔ Royal  Δ Piestewa  Δ Ruby Hill
2000Δ Wildcat Point  Δ Lincoln CoHPΔ OlympusΔ ChiefΔ OtterΔ Almagre Δ Pinos  
2001Δ Jolly WalkerΔ Table Δ ChautauquaΔ Lake MesaΔ PisgahΔ Angels LandingΔ ClarkΔ BuffaloΔ BlackΔ ThorodinΔ Lincoln
2002Δ Beech Hill  Δ Dakan Δ GenevaΔ HallettΔ StormΔ TenmileΔ West White Pine Δ Cutler
2003Δ BennettΔ MorganΔ Gold RidgeΔ KennyΔ BeaverΔ BushnellΔ PainesΔ Ptarmigan Δ SugarloafΔ SheepΔ Tungsten
2004Δ TennesseeΔ South SheepΔ Lone RockΔ Porphyry Δ GuinnΔ QuailΔ DeerΔ SummitΔ PikesΔ Observatory Rock 
2005Δ Nighthawk HillΔ ForsytheΔ Pulpit RockΔ SchoolmarmΔ TenderfootΔ KreutzerΔ MarbleΔ HomestakeΔ PhoenixΔ Peak 4Δ Dome RockΔ Livermore
2006Δ Ophir  Δ Delaney ButteΔ MagazineΔ RussellΔ Van WitΔ Williams HillΔ StoneΔ WichitaΔ NeedlesΔ Lafayette CoHP
2007 Δ Riley HillΔ Carter BenchmarkΔ Peak 8890Δ Ute BenchmarkΔ PumaΔ VermilionΔ Twin PeaksΔ ParikaΔ Peak 12752Δ Anemone HillΔ Peak 8800
2008Δ MuscocoΔ HogbackΔ Peak 9128Δ Peak 12585Δ WhiteleyΔ IdaΔ SoprisΔ Quarter to 5Δ Dakota HillΔ SpecimenΔ RadialΔ Peak 7960
2009Δ Peak 9102Δ OliveΔ PopeyeΔ Half NickΔ Signal ButteΔ IronΔ Grand TraverseΔ Challenger PointΔ Peak 10583Δ DeceptionΔ Peak 7545Δ Peak 8660
2010Δ TappanΔ Peak 8422Δ Peak 7180Δ Peak 8812Δ HornsΔ Peak 12680Δ Medicine Bow Peak - West RidgeΔ MeridianΔ KingsΔ JackstrawΔ CuyamacaΔ Peak 9360
2011Δ SugarloafΔ Peak 8320Δ Peak 8722Δ PulverΔ QuigleyΔ RaspberryΔ Madonna Dome Δ KennadayΔ TableΔ Peak 8851Δ Goshawk Ridge
2012Δ ThreemileΔ Peak 6176Δ Webster BenchmarkΔ Red HillΔ Peak 11594Δ Peak 12454Δ ElkΔ WaltonΔ Morris CoHP Δ Elsinore 
2013Δ Dakota Ridge   Δ Peak 5076Δ MezzoΔ Monument   Δ Smith MesaΔ Big Knob
2014Δ Saulsbury   Δ GeneseeΔ GreenΔ FalconΔ Yellow FaceΔ ParisΔ North EaglenestΔ Max PatchΔ Moody Top
2015Δ GladesΔ Haw KnobΔ Little Bald KnobΔ SterlingΔ Reinhart KnobΔ ClingmansΔ Blackstock KnobΔ Sam KnobΔ Craggy DomeΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ Eaglenest RidgeΔ CHS 14
2016Δ Crabtree BaldΔ Cedar CliffΔ Long ArmΔ Little BaldΔ Graveyard RidgeΔ Roan High KnobΔ Blue Ridge Parkway HPΔ HallbackΔ Lyn LowryΔ CraigΔ SnakeΔ Peak 4280
2017 Δ PinnacleΔ UnakaΔ BullheadΔ HardyΔ GraybeardΔ Double Knob - EastΔ YellowΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Cheoah BaldΔ ScottΔ Big Knob
2018 Δ EvansΔ Holland Mountain Grassy TopΔ Haw OrchardΔ Snaggy BaldΔ Lickstone BaldΔ Klein MatterhornΔ BuckleyΔ Sheep KnobΔ Commissary RidgeΔ DoubletopΔ Hogback
2019Δ Sugar TopΔ BaldΔ Hooper BaldΔ Lick RockΔ LoveΔ FishhawkΔ Le ConteΔ Andrews BaldΔ Bluff   
2020Δ Kitt       Δ Hinch   
2021     Δ Blue KnobΔ Stone Δ York CoHP   


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.

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