Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bill Carpenter'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  


1981      Δ Needles     
1983 Δ Mammoth     Δ Whitney    
1985    Δ Olomana       
1991        Δ San Jacinto   
1992        Δ Jordan Δ Simi 
1993     Δ San AntonioΔ San Bernardino EastΔ Will ThrallΔ PiheaΔ Clouds Rest  
1994   Δ Observation Point  Δ ReyesΔ San Joaquin    
1996      Δ ThroopΔ Red Slate  Δ Islip 
1997Δ Rocky       Δ Black Giant   
1998        Δ Gaylor   
1999        Δ Yatsuga-take   
2000      Δ San GorgonioΔ Camiaca    
2001        Δ Huntington   
2002     Δ Half Dome  Δ Stanton   
2003       Δ Peak 10240 Δ Conness  
2004      Δ Tuolumne     
2005        Δ VogelsangΔ Diamond Head  
2006    Δ McCoy Δ DanaΔ Parsons    
2007      Δ BurbankΔ Starr    
2008    Δ Thorn Point  Δ Langley    
2009      Δ Heaven's GateΔ Medlicott DomeΔ Split   
2010        Δ Spencer   
2011Δ Divide  Δ SmithΔ Mitchell  Δ TyndallΔ White MountainΔ InyoΔ Lowe 
2012 Δ Hines  Δ Burnham Δ TomΔ AgassizΔ CloudripperΔ West BaldyΔ HollywoodΔ Pleasant View Ridge
2013 Δ WatermanΔ QuailΔ Pacifico Δ MatterhornΔ WilliamsonΔ GouldΔ HaeckelΔ SirrettaΔ San GabrielΔ Muir
2014Δ IronΔ PyramidΔ PinosΔ WysupΔ BaxterΔ Harwood Δ MidwayΔ KernΔ StripedΔ WaucobaΔ Wilson
2015Δ TiptonΔ JosephineΔ Little San GorgonioΔ BaboquivariΔ PerkinsΔ CragΔ DuboisΔ SillΔ RussellΔ Mallory Δ Malpais Mesa HP
2016Δ GleasonΔ IronΔ PotosiΔ TahquitzΔ LamarckΔ WallaceΔ RixfordΔ WinchellΔ North PalisadeΔ SentinelΔ Mitchell PointΔ Grapevine
2017Δ Providence BenchmarkΔ CathedralΔ KingstonΔ OwensΔ ShastaΔ WarrenΔ SlateΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ BrewerΔ GoodeΔ DoubleΔ Tin
2018Δ ManlyΔ KeynotΔ InspirationΔ GrahamΔ AdamsΔ CharlestonΔ CardinalΔ HumphreysΔ DarwinΔ RoseΔ Round TopΔ Schwaub
2019Δ ClarkΔ TuckiΔ Hot SpringsΔ Sandy PointΔ ElbrusΔ AbbotΔ MorganΔ Virginia CragΔ ElbertΔ SonoraΔ EagleΔ Apache
2020Δ PinalΔ PerryΔ MormonΔ LoneΔ BaldyΔ BirchΔ Seven GablesΔ EricssonΔ KaweahΔ FlorenceΔ Juniper BenchmarkΔ Porter
2021Δ Peak 5526Δ SilverΔ RinconΔ VirginΔ BlancoΔ Thumb      


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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