Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jeff Moffat'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  


1974      Δ Woollyback     
1985   Δ Dunes        
1988  Δ Argus Δ LangleyΔ IndependenceΔ DragonΔ CloudripperΔ Whitney   
1989   Δ Argus Δ TelescopeΔ GouldΔ Whitney Δ Argus  
1990Δ ArgusΔ Baxter Δ Argus  Δ ThorΔ KearsargeΔ AcrodectesΔ RedΔ Argus 
1991 Δ ArgusΔ Owens  Δ DragonΔ WhitneyΔ GouldΔ MorganΔ WhitneyΔ Argus 
1992   Δ TyndallΔ RoscoΔ Russell      
1993   Δ Eagle Rock  Δ BrewerΔ EricssonΔ Middle Palisade   
1994    Δ WilliamsonΔ Lassen  Δ Sill   
1995   Δ FremontΔ ThunderboltΔ Winchell Δ Shasta  Δ Russell 
1996    Δ BlackΔ MatterhornΔ North PalisadeΔ BarcroftΔ Starlight Δ White Mountain 
1997      Δ HaeckelΔ Gaylor    
1998      Δ Elbert     
1999        Δ Cleaver   
2000  Δ Cobb    Δ Junction    
2002   Δ Dog Δ Adams      
2003   Δ Cobb    Δ Clarence KingΔ Gould  
2005  Δ Argus    Δ Julius CaesarΔ Lamarck-N Pk   
2006       Δ Stanford    
2007      Δ CobbΔ Bearpaw    
2008     Δ Peak 9400 Δ Abbot Δ Cobb  
2009     Δ CharlestonΔ CandlelightΔ MillsΔ Gould   
2010      Δ WhitneyΔ MorgensonΔ Peak 13218   
2011 Δ Gass   Δ RalstonΔ WhitneyΔ Ed Lane    
2012 Δ Peak 4490   Δ Picture PuzzleΔ DeerhornΔ SplitΔ Agassiz   
2013   Δ SnowΔ KellerΔ Cobb Δ Humphreys    
2014    Δ Pinnacles  Δ McAdieΔ Tallac Δ Mauna Loa 
2015     Δ Peak 3260Δ RoyceΔ Trojan    
2016 Δ KonoctiΔ Konocti-Buckingham Δ Boggs Δ CaltechΔ Tom Δ Red Slate Δ Peak 2160
2017Δ BoggsΔ Peak 3431Δ KonoctiΔ Peak 5360Δ CobbΔ Cougar Buttes Δ BearpawΔ Pinnacle RockΔ Dead 2 BenchmarkΔ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ Peak 4594
2018Δ SidewinderΔ FrazierΔ West OrdΔ DiamondΔ Quartzite Δ DelamarΔ Peak 13353Δ BellΔ Pinos Δ Ord
2019Δ Newberry Mountains HPΔ Daggett RidgeΔ East Ord Δ Black Δ RattlesnakeΔ Peak 12073   Δ Camp Benchmark
2020Δ Lava benchmark      Δ BirchΔ Gold   


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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