Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Linda Emerson'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  


1980       Δ Whitney    
1981         Δ Tom  
1982  Δ Grouse      Δ White Mountain  
1983   Δ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ Lily Rock  Δ Humphreys   
1984    Δ Charleston  Δ Langley    
1985     Δ GouldΔ HopkinsΔ AgassizΔ ManlyΔ Granite  
1986 Δ TiptonΔ HayfordΔ North Guardian AngelΔ OlanchaΔ Waucoba  Δ HumphreysΔ VandeverΔ TelegraphΔ Moapa
1987 Δ Panamint Butte   Δ GoodeΔ Spencer   Δ Indianhead 
1988      Δ MontgomeryΔ Half DomeΔ Jean   
1989  Δ Ryan  Δ San AntonioΔ CartagoΔ Wheeler   Δ Spirit
1990Δ East Ord Δ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ Keynot   Δ University   Δ Jacumba
1991      Δ Patterson    Δ Sombrero
1992       Δ Lassen    
1994  Δ Eagle   Δ DanaΔ Columbine    
1995  Δ Nelson Range HP Δ Last Chance    Δ Tehipite Dome  
1996       Δ Ericsson    
1997    Δ Pyramid Δ Tinker KnobΔ GenevraΔ Dubois   
1998 Δ Stewart PointΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ Black Butte Δ MartinezΔ GuyotΔ Kern PointΔ DisasterΔ HighlandΔ Maturango 
1999  Δ Clark   Δ BannerΔ Peak 12640   Δ Pyramid 
2000       Δ NeedhamΔ Round TopΔ Freel Δ Grapevine
2001    Δ Lola Δ KoipΔ EmersonΔ BloodyΔ MorganΔ New York Mountains HP 
2002      Δ BasinΔ Kearsarge    
2003     Δ AltaΔ WarrenΔ Lamarck NorthΔ NorthΔ Conness Δ Spectre
2004    Δ Taylor DomeΔ SawtoothΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ RixfordΔ Owens Δ EmoryΔ Guadalupe
2005  Δ Turtle Mountains HPΔ VirginΔ NavajoΔ Mummy Δ ElbertΔ LeConte Δ Rabbit 
2006 Δ Tin Δ KingstonΔ Coyote PeaksΔ SentinelΔ SillΔ McDuffie Δ Spanish NeedleΔ PotosiΔ Mitchell
2007     Δ RoyceΔ Julius CaesarΔ Black Kaweah   Δ Brasstown Bald
2008Δ Nopah Range HPΔ Dry  Δ PalmerΔ IndependenceΔ North Palisade  Δ South Guardian AngelΔ Black 
2009Δ Mopah Point Δ PescadoresΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Homers NoseΔ North MaggieΔ WilliamsonΔ KingsΔ Morrison   
2010      Δ DragonΔ GoetheΔ RitterΔ Eagle  
2011Δ Kilimanjaro     Δ StanfordΔ MuirΔ ThorΔ Washington  
2012 Δ Kinabalu Δ Lookout Δ GabbΔ Brewer     
2013     Δ RussellΔ BirchΔ Split Δ Clingmans Dome  
2014     Δ BaxterΔ DarwinΔ PinchotΔ KeithΔ Hale  
2015     Δ BarnardΔ Palisade CrestΔ Red and WhiteΔ Whorl Δ Tungsten Benchmark 
2016 Δ Red Hill   Δ KaweahΔ DisappointmentΔ Thompson-XΔ Haeckel   
2017     Δ AbbotΔ WinchellΔ FiskeΔ Black   
2018     Δ MillsΔ ReinsteinΔ ThompsonΔ Stanford   
2019     Δ LookoutΔ SugarloafΔ Red KaweahΔ Midway Δ Cathedral 
2020Δ Tungsten BenchmarkΔ Blackett's Ridge  Δ LookoutΔ White MountainΔ RodgersΔ Fiske   Δ Clark


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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