Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Eric Ecker's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1999         Δ Davis  
2000     Δ Pikes      
2002     Δ Mailbox  Δ AltaΔ SnoqualmieΔ DefianceΔ South Bessemer
2003   Δ SobieskiΔ Thomas Δ Sawyer     
2004    Δ BanderaΔ NavahoΔ WrightΔ Bare    
2005Δ Granite  Δ Keechelus RidgeΔ JollyΔ HawkinsΔ SurpriseΔ ThorpΔ RedΔ Louvre  
2006    Δ North ChiwaukumΔ North ChiwaukumΔ EsmeraldaΔ Big JimΔ Red   
2007Δ Welldiggers Ass Δ Old Pass HillΔ PaperboyΔ FortuneΔ Humerus Hill  Δ NasikeltΔ SorceryΔ Low 
2008Δ Roughhouse Δ DiamondheadΔ CowboyΔ Raspberry Mt.Δ TucqualaΔ MillerΔ Three BrothersΔ Scatter PeaksΔ K9Δ Tronsen HeadΔ Big Chief
2009Δ Tronsen RidgeΔ Lillian SouthΔ Horse LakeΔ CascadeΔ EarlΔ CedarΔ SolomonΔ Paddy-Go-NorthΔ Tonga Ridge Δ MissionΔ Iron
2010Δ Not so SasseΔ BearscoutΔ DungeonΔ Bing Δ TeanawayΔ Grindstone Δ BillsΔ AtriumΔ RudderhamΔ Swauk Ridge
2011Δ CatherineΔ Fools DayΔ WashingtonΔ SquakΔ SquakΔ Little KachessΔ Hicks ButteΔ MacΔ Cape HornΔ BeanΔ MargaretΔ Snoqualmie
2012Δ ArrowheadΔ MonahanΔ Haystack Δ JohnnyΔ Lumiere RidgeΔ GraniteΔ SaddleΔ ScotchmanΔ AltaΔ TigerΔ Pt 4114
2013Δ TigerΔ WashingtonΔ Little Saint HelensΔ Gardner Δ Peak 6658Δ SilverΔ Polallie Ridge-Lookout SiteΔ Middle TigerΔ West TigerΔ DandyΔ Roaring Ridge
2014Δ Loser RidgeΔ Ski Acres Hill Δ Green Mountain West Δ Peak 5520Δ CarolineΔ TigerΔ Red Mountain WestΔ West TigerΔ Not so SasseΔ Poo Poo Point
2015Δ Middle TigerΔ Poo Poo PointΔ Poo Poo Point         
2016 Δ Makapuu Head   Δ CedarΔ CedarΔ HumpbackΔ Kachess BeaconΔ ThorpΔ CabinΔ West Tiger Mountain #2
2017Δ West TigerΔ Poo Poo Point Δ Poo Poo Point   Δ Microwave HillΔ CougarΔ Bandera Δ Dirty Harrys
2018Δ WashingtonΔ Middle Tiger  Δ Roaring Ridge       
2019  Δ WashingtonΔ Middle Tiger        


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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