Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Stuke Sowle'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  


1986     Δ AneroidΔ Sacajawea     
1989     Δ Hood      
1990     Δ Saint HelensΔ RainierΔ Middle Teton    
1991     Δ Hood      
1994     Δ Hood      
2012       Δ TolmieΔ AdamsΔ Whitney  
2013Δ Saint HelensΔ Ellinor Δ Ellinor Δ BaringΔ Observation RockΔ Adams Δ Grand Pass  
2014Δ TigerΔ West TigerΔ Ellinor Δ MuirΔ DefianceΔ AdamsΔ ElbertΔ PinnacleΔ HinmanΔ GraniteΔ Mailbox
2015Δ SiΔ DefianceΔ MuirΔ SnoqualmieΔ MuirΔ DragontailΔ DanielΔ GlacierΔ AdamsΔ TeneriffeΔ GraniteΔ Mailbox
2016Δ MailboxΔ MailboxΔ MailboxΔ Little AnnapurnaΔ HoodΔ GlacierΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ GlacierΔ Anvil RockΔ Second BurroughsΔ GraniteΔ West Tiger
2017Δ Ellinor-XΔ West TigerΔ TeneriffeΔ MailboxΔ ColchuckΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ SneffelsΔ GraysΔ MailboxΔ SnoqualmieΔ TeneriffeΔ Granite
2018Δ Saint HelensΔ MailboxΔ Saint HelensΔ RyanΔ GraniteΔ EnchantmentΔ AdamsΔ BlackΔ DanielΔ ClarkΔ SnoqualmieΔ Snoqualmie
2019Δ MailboxΔ TigerΔ GraniteΔ SpruceΔ Little TahomaΔ Steamboat ProwΔ Argonaut-XΔ SwitchbackΔ TowerΔ MailboxΔ MailboxΔ Mailbox
2020Δ West Tiger Mountain #2Δ HoodΔ TeneriffeΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ MailboxΔ FernowΔ FortressΔ Peak 7004Δ RobinsonΔ Big CraggyΔ West TigerΔ West Tiger
2021Δ West Tiger Mountain #2Δ West TigerΔ MailboxΔ RubyΔ West TigerΔ AxisΔ CannonΔ Steamboat ProwΔ CheopsΔ PyramidΔ Mailbox 
2022Δ West Tiger Mountain #2 Δ Squak Mountain - WestΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ Horse LakeΔ LamarckΔ DragontailΔ Eagle CapΔ Matterhorn   


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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