Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Dillenback'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  


1996        Δ Whitney   
1997       Δ San Jacinto    
2000Δ Wilson Δ TimberΔ Kearsarge  Δ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ Baden-Powell Δ Will ThrallΔ Verdugo
2001 Δ ChaparrosaΔ Strawberry Δ WallaceΔ San GabrielΔ Half DomeΔ San GorgonioΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ San Bernardino 
2002Δ JosephineΔ GraniteΔ Saddleback ButteΔ MartinezΔ Jepson Δ WilliamsonΔ AgassizΔ BighornΔ RyanΔ QuailΔ Winston
2003Δ NordhoffΔ CondorΔ BighornΔ MonroviaΔ BlackΔ MuahΔ Tyndall-XΔ GoodeΔ DanaΔ Noroeste Δ Bare
2004Δ CondorΔ TimberΔ SantiagoΔ Panamint ButteΔ SmithΔ Florence Δ CloudripperΔ Pilot Knob Δ Bertha 
2005  Δ Mayan Δ Cole Point   Δ Alta   
2006          Δ PacificoΔ Ryan
2007Δ RyanΔ CondorΔ WhaleΔ Castle RocksΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ Langley Δ Conness   
2008    Δ San AntonioΔ San Antonio Δ Silliman    
2009Δ Lowe Δ BighornΔ Pallett Δ San Antonio-XΔ San AntonioΔ JeanΔ Tahquitz   
2010 Δ Rattlesnake  Δ Red Tahquitz Δ San Antonio     
2011 Δ WilsonΔ Bighorn  Δ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ Silliman    
2012     Δ Tahquitz  Δ Stanford   
2013 Δ Wilson Δ San Antonio Δ Jean  Δ Three Sisters   
2014Δ PacificoΔ Wilson-XΔ Bighorn    Δ HillyerΔ San Antonio-XΔ Wilson-XΔ Timber 
2015 Δ WilsonΔ JonesΔ San GabrielΔ WilsonΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ CucamongaΔ San Jacinto-XΔ Wilson-XΔ SugarloafΔ Hawkins
2016Δ WilsonΔ TimberΔ JenkinsΔ GoodykoontzΔ Baden-PowellΔ Pinos Δ Galena Peak WestΔ Stewart-XΔ ButlerΔ LewisΔ Suicide Rock
2017Δ RedΔ MeeksΔ Wilson-XΔ ScodieΔ MarkhamΔ San AntonioΔ Castle Rocks Δ AndersonΔ Little San GorgonioΔ DelamarΔ Tehachapi
2018Δ ShayΔ WilsonΔ Bighorn-XΔ LightnerΔ CharltonΔ ThroopΔ ButlerΔ GrinnellΔ CharltonΔ Williamson Δ Lowe
2019Δ BlackΔ WhaleΔ Bighorn-XΔ Eagle CragΔ GoldΔ CuyamacaΔ South Mount HawkinsΔ San GabrielΔ Buck PointΔ BareΔ CuyamaΔ Ryan
2020Δ WilsonΔ ButterflyΔ Lukens Δ PacificoΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Baden-Powell   Δ JosephineΔ Wilson-X
2021Δ StrawberryΔ StrawberryΔ QueenΔ PacificoΔ JosephineΔ VerdugoΔ PinosΔ BighornΔ North Whizz Dome Δ LookoutΔ Tip Top
2022Δ SunsetΔ Ryan Δ Sadie HawkinsΔ San JacintoΔ Palm ViewΔ HillyerΔ Throop Δ Crafts Δ Jones
2023  Δ Jones         


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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