Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Megan Kohn'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  


2000   Δ Haleakala        
2002       Δ Washington Monument Hill    
2003   Δ Kaloko-Honokohau NHP HP  Δ Cinder Cone     
2004   Δ Little Round Top  Δ Diamond Head  Δ Judah  
2005   Δ Tamalpais - East Δ LookoutΔ Beacon RockΔ Granite Chief Δ Lincoln  
2006     Δ Clingmans Dome      
2007     Δ Richmond National Battlefield Park (Drewry's Bluff section) Δ Thunder Mountain - West  Δ MissionΔ Alcatraz Island HP
2008     Δ Saint Joseph's HillΔ SlideΔ Ellis   Δ Vaca
2009   Δ Angels LandingΔ DavidsonΔ South Anastasia Island HPΔ Sonora Δ BasinΔ Twin Peaks  
2010  Δ Bald Δ PeavineΔ Mauna KeaΔ RubiconΔ DanaΔ Babbitt Δ Montara 
2011Δ BennettΔ Saint HelenaΔ PineΔ GuadalupeΔ VirginiaΔ DogskinΔ Half DomeΔ RelayΔ Rose  Δ Prison Hill
2012 Δ Loma Alta Δ InspirationΔ Spanish SpringsΔ EagleΔ North Yolla BollyΔ Leavitt  Δ Ring 
2013Δ Caroline Livermore Δ Cone  Δ TelegraphΔ Rose KnobΔ WheelerΔ Sentinel Dome   
2014  Δ HelenΔ MitchellΔ DesatoyaΔ Elephants BackΔ DeadwoodΔ Excelsior  Δ RattlesnakeΔ Bald Hill
2015Δ Richardson East Benchmark Δ Pecks Lake Ridge   Δ Snow ValleyΔ GibbsΔ Wheeler Δ White HillΔ Veeder
2016Δ Pole Δ Verdugo Δ Majuba BenchmarkΔ KilaueaΔ RifleΔ MorganΔ Ward Δ MissionΔ Santa Ynez
2017Δ Peak 980 Δ Whale Δ SmithΔ MarcyΔ Elbert Δ Bunker Hill Δ Peak 1041Δ Cahuenga
2018Δ Mine HillΔ Cabezo PrietoΔ Lemmon  Δ Pike CountyΔ GenoaΔ JeffersonΔ Ralston Δ Alder HillΔ Post Summit
2019  Δ RussellΔ Digger ButteΔ BurntΔ CottonwoodΔ Hawk'sΔ Stanford RockΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Little Bald Δ Peak 1160
2020Δ El SerenoΔ Willow RidgeΔ BrushyΔ Granite Hills HPΔ AntelopeΔ CrystalΔ Sagehen Hills HPΔ Prospect Δ AdamΔ Big Rock RidgeΔ Panoche Hills HP
2021Δ Black Hawk RidgeΔ Hungry Ridge NorthΔ GraniteΔ GoatΔ PacificoΔ Delaware CoHPΔ EllisΔ Mine   Δ Peak 968
2022Δ Peak 920   Δ PilotΔ Mauna LoaΔ ReversedΔ Laurel Hill   Δ Veterans


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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