Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rick Taylor'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  


1980      Δ Marcy  Δ Whiteface  
1981     Δ PantherΔ Basin     
1982    Δ Giant       
1986      Δ Dix     
1987       Δ Panther    
1988      Δ TwinΔ CascadeΔ Big SlideΔ Black DomeΔ Hunter 
1989        Δ ColvinΔ West Kill  
1990    Δ Esther Δ Balsam   Δ Street 
1991   Δ FridayΔ Big IndianΔ Santanoni    Δ Hunter Mountain-SW Pk 
1992  Δ ResplendentΔ DoubletopΔ GrayΔ IroquoisΔ Beck-horn Δ Kaaterskill High Δ Frissell-South Slope 
1993    Δ Shepherds Tooth    Δ Washington  
1994 Δ East peak (Rusk) Δ Sunrise Δ BashbishΔ MonroeΔ East peak (Rusk) Δ RoundtopΔ Greylock 
1995    Δ Glastenbury  Δ Katahdin  Δ High Point 
1996     Δ Adams  Δ Whitney   
1997    Δ ProspectΔ High PointΔ Old SpeckΔ Stratton Δ GillespieΔ Moriah 
1998Δ Stockbridge  Δ High Tor Δ CalebsΔ WashingtonΔ NoonmarkΔ Mansfield Δ Cabot 
1999   Δ High PointΔ AmpersandΔ Mombasha HPΔ Carter DomeΔ JeffersonΔ Osceola Δ Killington 
2000   Δ Bangle HillΔ Battle Hill Δ White Cap     
2001      Δ Old Speck Δ Cadillac   
2002   Δ Hadley  Δ JacksonΔ Washington Δ HancockΔ Carrigain 
2003       Δ Overlook  Δ Snowy 
2004    Δ Vanderwhacker Δ Moosilauke Δ Haleakala  Δ Dry Brook Ridge
2005Δ SlideΔ Hunter   Δ Equinox  Δ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ Wakely  
2006Δ HopkinsΔ DonaldsonΔ Anthonys NoseΔ TableΔ GoreΔ Frissell-South Slope   Δ TecumsehΔ Rainbow PointΔ Castle Point
2007Δ DonaldsonΔ NyeΔ Tom JonesΔ Black Rock Δ PillsburyΔ BaldΔ Scofield RidgeΔ SlideΔ Lyon Δ Giant
2008Δ West KillΔ SnowyΔ CornellΔ BearΔ Monadnock Δ FreelΔ Bear Δ MooseΔ EverettΔ Scofield Ridge
2009Δ Phelps Δ BushnellΔ Black Rock   Δ Crane  Δ StockbridgeΔ Little Tor
2010  Δ Mitchell Δ Diamond Δ BraceΔ White HorseΔ CatamountΔ CornellΔ WildroseΔ Wittenberg
2011Δ SlideΔ GiantΔ HunterΔ Panther  Δ RoseΔ North BeaconΔ Sugarloaf Δ GrahamΔ Black Dome
2012Δ TableΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ LoneΔ LoneΔ HunterΔ BrokeoffΔ Clouds RestΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ TableΔ Slide
2013Δ Black DomeΔ SlideΔ TableΔ TableΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ FreelΔ Angels LandingΔ Rainbow PointΔ HunterΔ Black DomeΔ Doubletop
2014Δ SlideΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ West KillΔ GraysΔ ElbertΔ MansfieldΔ Black DomeΔ SlideΔ West Kill
2015Δ South BeaconΔ GrahamΔ North DomeΔ SlideΔ BlackheadΔ BearpenΔ MassiveΔ JonesΔ South TwinΔ BlueΔ Saint HelenaΔ Table
2016Δ HunterΔ SlideΔ Black DomeΔ DoubletopΔ CornellΔ WashingtonΔ LincolnΔ SugarloafΔ AdamsΔ SlideΔ Black DomeΔ Plateau
2017Δ DoubletopΔ Black DomeΔ Big IndianΔ HunterΔ West KillΔ HunterΔ BelfordΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ Black DomeΔ Hunter
2018Δ West KillΔ Black DomeΔ West KillΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ PlateauΔ WaterhouseΔ Big IndianΔ HunterΔ Butter HillΔ SugarloafΔ West Kill
2019Δ HunterΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ West KillΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ MarcyΔ SlideΔ Slide
2020Δ SlideΔ SlideΔ Black DomeΔ AmadineΔ Bearfort Mountain-Prospect RockΔ Black DomeΔ SlideΔ Beck-hornΔ AlgonquinΔ CarrigainΔ HunterΔ Slide
2021Δ SlideΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ SlideΔ Doubletop Mountain-S Pk      


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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