Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jim Langdon'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  


1962       Δ Observation Rock    
1963  Δ Schurman RockΔ Sugarloaf Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens-X      
1964  Δ Schurman RockΔ Glacier VistaΔ Pre-eruption Mount Saint HelensΔ Baker-X Δ Adams-X Δ First Mother  
1965  Δ Little Si Δ Jello TowerΔ Pre-eruption Mount Saint HelensΔ RainierΔ Saint Andrews Rock-XΔ Crescent Δ PlummerΔ Fay
1966Δ Panorama Point Δ Schurman RockΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ Constance-XΔ Baker-XΔ Little TahomaΔ TempleΔ FayΔ South WedgeΔ Little Si
1967Δ Margaret Δ PilchuckΔ Castle RockΔ Pre-eruption Mount Saint HelensΔ StuartΔ Grand TetonΔ AdamsΔ Snow Creek WallΔ Chair-XΔ HoodΔ Dinosaur Tower
1968 Δ RainierΔ Snow Creek WallΔ Midnight RockΔ Snow Creek WallΔ RainierΔ ForbiddenΔ ForbiddenΔ Liberty Bell-X Δ Dinosaur Tower 
1969 Δ Panorama PointΔ Anvil RockΔ Nada Lake Crag EastΔ Snow Creek WallΔ StuartΔ Liberty CapΔ Crescent Spire-XΔ East FayΔ GraniteΔ Dinosaur TowerΔ Table
1970 Δ Lower Town WallΔ ThumbΔ Midnight RockΔ RainierΔ LoneΔ Grand TetonΔ South WedgeΔ Polly DomeΔ RainierΔ Sunset SlabΔ Hood-X
1971 Δ Bull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower Δ Half DomeΔ Middle Cathedral RockΔ Higher Cathedral RockΔ MoranΔ Grand TetonΔ GraniteΔ Son of a Beartooth WallΔ Old RagΔ Old Rag
1972Δ Spruce Knob Δ Old Rag Δ Lankin DomeΔ Son of a Beartooth WallΔ SnowbankΔ MetcalfΔ IndexΔ RossΔ Hauf-X 
1973 Δ Seneca Rocks-S PkΔ Fairfax CoHPΔ Caudys CastleΔ Stuart-XΔ Peak 6235Δ Bear's Face-X Δ Window BlindΔ Outhouse TowerΔ Checkerboard Mesa 
1974Δ Rainbow PointΔ Box Elder Δ Glacier Point ApronΔ TimpanogosΔ Lone Peak-S PkΔ LoneΔ Little Annapurna-X Δ Huckleberry-X  
1975 Δ Heather RidgeΔ Castle RockΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ Rainier-X Δ WallabyΔ Cutthroat-XΔ TempleΔ Marys  
1976Δ Index Town Wall-XΔ Chair Δ Midnight RockΔ Half DomeΔ Snow Creek WallΔ WheelerΔ LongsΔ East Temple Δ Greyrock-X 
1977     Δ McLoughlinΔ Jefferson-XΔ East Temple Δ Ashland Δ Ashland
1978Δ McLoughlinΔ Brown-XΔ Castle Dome Δ Half DomeΔ ShastaΔ ThielsenΔ Chimney Rock Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ Spokane 
1979 Δ Indian RockΔ Minnehaha RocksΔ Dragontail-XΔ Rainier-XΔ Ball LakesΔ Point SuccessΔ DomeΔ Roman NoseΔ Peak 6168Δ South ChilcoΔ Coffin Buttress
1980Δ Krell Hill Δ RuntΔ ElephantΔ Tubbs HillΔ ParkerΔ RainierΔ StuartΔ DragontailΔ Black  
1981Δ Standish Hump Δ North Ripple-XΔ ScotchmanΔ RoothaanΔ RainierΔ RainierΔ Sir DonaldΔ RainierΔ Pyramid-XΔ Lunch 
1982  Δ West Canfield ButteΔ West Canfield ButteΔ SnowshoeΔ West Canfield ButteΔ RainierΔ South SisterΔ Granite Δ Tower 
1983    Δ Snow Creek WallΔ Three Musketeers RidgeΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ RainierΔ Trinity Δ West Canfield Butte 
1984  Δ West Canfield ButteΔ Johnny GeorgeΔ MicaΔ West Canfield ButteΔ RainierΔ RainierΔ RippleΔ Patrick-X  
1985Δ Pfeifferhorn-X  Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ West Canfield ButteΔ RainierΔ MayeΔ LonesomeΔ FayΔ Coeur d'Alene-X  
1986   Δ Coeur d'Alene-XΔ Minnehaha RocksΔ ArgonautΔ RainierΔ Burgundy Spire    
1987  Δ Buck Hill Δ DefianceΔ RainierΔ AdamsΔ HoodΔ K SpireΔ Jackknife  
1988   Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ Coeur d'Alene-X Δ RainierΔ Sahale    
1989 Δ Saint Helens  Δ Liberty CapΔ North ChilcoΔ RainierΔ CraterΔ Ball LakesΔ Packsaddle  
1990   Δ Mineral Ridge Δ Snow Creek WallΔ Snowpatch SpireΔ SnoqualmieΔ Buckner   
1991     Δ Mineral Ridge  Δ Jack-X   
1992   Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ Nickelplate  Δ HudlowΔ Sunset   
1993     Δ Little Bear PointΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ Maude Δ Mineral Ridge  
1994    Δ Steamboat RockΔ Five Lakes Butte-XΔ Heaven's Gate Δ Salmo Mountain LookoutΔ Thunder-X  
1995   Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ Saint Helens-X Δ PoleΔ TrapperΔ East Nelson   
1996   Δ Minnehaha RocksΔ Minnehaha Rocks Δ RedoubtΔ LoganΔ Sherpa-X Δ Minnehaha Rocks 
1997Δ Blue-X  Δ Minnehaha Rocks Δ Bald Δ WardΔ Higgens PointΔ Mineral Ridge  
1998    Δ Tubbs Hill Δ Hessong RockΔ Blue LakeΔ Mineral RidgeΔ Mineral Ridge  
1999  Δ Tubbs Hill Δ NickelplateΔ SpokaneΔ PinnacleΔ NickelplateΔ Coeur d'Alene-XΔ Lexington Tower  
2000   Δ Graham Δ North ChilcoΔ TatieΔ SynclineΔ Mineral RidgeΔ WedgeΔ Tubbs Hill 
2001   Δ Mineral RidgeΔ Coeur d'Alene-XΔ GrandmotherΔ Saint HelensΔ Assiniboine-XΔ Mineral RidgeΔ Steptoe Butte  
2002    Δ Thumb Δ Clay Butte LookoutΔ BurroughsΔ Peak 3240Δ Mineral Ridge  
2003 Δ Tubbs Hill  Δ Tubbs HillΔ BorahΔ Pigeon Spire-XΔ Fremont Δ Panorama Point  
2004   Δ Spokane Δ Borah-XΔ Rainier-XΔ Minnehaha RocksΔ Minnehaha Rocks   
2005    Δ Stuart Δ AdamsΔ Golden Horn    
2006   Δ Navajo Dome Δ Shuksan-XΔ Rainier Δ Little Tahoma-X   
2007    Δ DragontailΔ ChiwawaΔ Granite-XΔ Fortress    
2008   Δ Castle RockΔ Mineral Ridge Δ Hole in the MountainΔ Little Roman Nose    
2009    Δ West Canfield Butte  Δ StuartΔ SherpaΔ Cardinal  
2010     Δ West Canfield ButteΔ Peak 7353Δ AdamsΔ Fremont   
2011     Δ HorseshoeΔ McClellanΔ Baker    
2012     Δ Scotchman Δ EldoradoΔ StevensΔ IllinoisΔ Latour 
2013      Δ Sloan     
2014     Δ CashmereΔ ThomsonΔ East TempleΔ Old DesolateΔ South Selkirk Crest  
2015    Δ HarrisonΔ RhodesΔ GlacierΔ Peak 12122Δ CraigΔ Bare Peak Northwest  
2016   Δ Blackfoot Benchmark Δ ScottΔ CramerΔ Eagle CliffΔ BairdΔ Coeur d'AleneΔ Queen 
2017   Δ BlackΔ Drake Δ LindstromΔ SedgwickΔ PikesΔ MosesΔ HuckleberryΔ Rattlesnake Hills Lookout
2018Δ Mica-X  Δ LemmonΔ ProfanityΔ CouncilΔ NorthwestΔ CacheΔ BonnevilleΔ GraniteΔ CougarΔ Ford Rock
2019   Δ Peak 3020Δ CopperΔ RyanΔ DiamondΔ WhiteΔ GunsightΔ SteensΔ CopperΔ Red Hog-X
2020 Δ Hatchet-XΔ Red HogΔ GriefΔ JumpoffΔ SpokaneΔ GospelΔ Black ButteΔ TaylorΔ StrawberryΔ Liberty ButteΔ Iron
2021Δ Peak 3410Δ Mutton Mountains HPΔ Glass ButteΔ Marie DivideΔ ChewelahΔ SnowysideΔ GannettΔ Ch-paa-qnΔ NeboΔ Saint PaulΔ DeemerΔ Strawberry
2022Δ Peak 4100           


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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