Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Geri Stewart'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  


1995      Δ Elbert     
1996      Δ of the Holy CrossΔ Cheaha    
1997      Δ Antero  Δ MonkeyΔ Monkey 
1998     Δ WyomingΔ Adams     
1999        Δ Taum Sauk   
2000Δ Clingmans Dome Δ Monkey   Δ Mauna KeaΔ Hallett    
2001Δ Emory  Δ MagazineΔ Standing IndianΔ Wayah Bald Δ Uncompahgre    
2002 Δ Panorama Point  Δ Lafayette CoHP  Δ Elbert  Δ Taum Sauk 
2003    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Big BaldΔ FremontΔ Hawkeye Point    
2005      Δ Mitchell     
2009       Δ Stewart Point    
2010Δ Britton Hill       Δ Taum Sauk   
2011    Δ Pilot Rock   Δ Mitchell   
2012     Δ Bald Knob      
2013       Δ FlattopΔ Chapin   
2014Δ Shingle Hills       Δ Yae-dakeΔ Bunker Hill Δ Magazine
2015Δ Osceola National Forest HP   Δ Sand       
2016Δ Dallas  Δ Pena de la Escurpia (Punto Alto)Δ Alto de San Roque-XΔ Lookout Tower Hill    Δ Pinnacle 
2017Δ Ruth Lookout    Δ LittleΔ Sublette Park Hill     
2018  Δ Robbers Roost   Δ Smartt    Δ Devils Horn
2019Δ Rattlesnake Island HighpointΔ Hobe Benchmark   Δ Capulin      
2020     Δ Pinnacle  Δ Pants Butte Δ Unnamed (Cross Hill)Δ Dallas HP
2021     Δ Panther Creek State Park HP    Δ Peak 3320 
2022Δ Twins - West    Δ Pilot KnobΔ Buffalo Point     


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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