Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

MB Hansen'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  


1970   Δ First HillΔ Round HillΔ Mantua Δ Willard    
1972         Δ Rattler  
1973         Δ Alex Beard Hill  
1974  Δ Fish Hatchery      Δ Clappers Hollow Summit  
1976      Δ WillardΔ Flat Bottom Hill    
1978 Δ Ilalo  Δ Panecillo  Δ del Carmen    
1979         Δ Mantua  
1991        Δ Santa Fe Baldy   
1996   Δ El castillo        
1998    Δ Ben LomondΔ EyrieΔ OgdenΔ PfeifferhornΔ KingsΔ Lone-X Δ Ben Lomond
1999   Δ Peak 8964 Δ Box ElderΔ LoneΔ Elbert Δ Willard  
2000  Δ PfeifferhornΔ AllenΔ Thurston Δ Nebo     
2001     Δ BaldΔ Spread EagleΔ RainierΔ Peale Δ Naomi 
2002  Δ Willard   Δ UncompahgreΔ Phoenix    
2003  Δ Box Elder Δ Willard Δ HarvardΔ Emmons Δ Whitney  
2004   Δ Lamanai Ruin - High Temple Δ MassiveΔ Lovenia Δ Tokewanna   
2005   Δ Shasta-X    Δ Willard   
2007    Δ del Carmen  Δ KingsΔ Ben LomondΔ Timpanogos  
2008      Δ Isla Taquile-Punto Alto     
2010     Δ Cozumel Island Highpoint     Δ Ben Lomond
2012Δ Chilly  Δ Chilly Δ EyrieΔ Kings Δ Quandary   
2013Δ Ben LomondΔ Oxkiller Δ MalansΔ Hood   Δ Peak 8110  Δ Pasochoa
2014Δ CotopaxiΔ Ben LomondΔ Kill Devil Hill Δ Peak 6658Δ IbapahΔ BlackΔ Peak 8246 Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ North SchellΔ Eyrie
2015Δ Tamalpais - EastΔ BridgerΔ MendonΔ JamesΔ EyrieΔ HumphreysΔ ShastaΔ Ben LomondΔ Walk UpΔ San GorgonioΔ Ben LomondΔ Eyrie
2016 Δ Tajumulco  Δ Ben LomondΔ AdamsΔ ShastinaΔ Ben LomondΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ HaleakalaΔ Willard 
2017Δ OxkillerΔ EyrieΔ ChillyΔ MitchellΔ Perry BenchmarkΔ DelanoΔ Brian HeadΔ Blanca Δ WheelerΔ WaasΔ Keys View
2018 Δ Little KnollΔ North LaytonΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ EyrieΔ Ben LomondΔ Tubbs Hill  Δ JamesΔ ScoutΔ Clappers Hollow Summit
2019Δ MantuaΔ White Rock Mine SummitΔ MillerΔ Pucu PucaraΔ Machu PicchuΔ BeirdneauΔ Antero Δ NaomiΔ Ben Lomond Δ Little Knoll
2020Δ EyrieΔ Flat Bottom HillΔ Ben LomondΔ Ben LomondΔ Perry BenchmarkΔ Brian HeadΔ EyrieΔ EyrieΔ PilotΔ CharlestonΔ South Devils Gate HillΔ South Devils Gate Hill
2021 Δ White Rock Mine SummitΔ HualapaiΔ Kotter Canyon HillΔ GrizzlyΔ South SisterΔ Bullen HoleΔ CastleΔ HaystackΔ Barrett HillΔ Ben LomondΔ Barrett Hill
2022Δ BlackΔ Chirrip√≥Δ EyrieΔ ChillyΔ Barrett HillΔ Peak 7730Δ MagogΔ DelanoΔ BorahΔ BoundaryΔ ChillyΔ Magazine
2023Δ Bryan 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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