Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

James Barlow's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1982        Δ Jockeys Ridge   
1987      Δ Hyner     
1988       Δ Kill Devil Hill    
1989      Δ Evans     
1992   Δ Round Top     Δ Pulpit Rock  
1994      Δ Chapultepec     
1996    Δ (Kitt) Δ ShaefersΔ Lozier Lakes    
1997    Δ Pfeifferhorn-XΔ GrandeurΔ (Sundial)Δ Winifred    
1998    Δ Pfeifferhorn-XΔ MillicentΔ PfeifferhornΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ GuardsmanΔ Bald Δ Scott Hill
1999Δ Silver Benchmark-X Δ GuardsmanΔ BaldyΔ SunriseΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ White Baldy-XΔ Dinwoody    
2000   Δ (San Onofre) Δ Langley-XΔ PfeifferhornΔ LangleyΔ (San Jacinto) Δ Whitney 
2001  Δ San Jacinto Δ White Mountain-X Δ ApexΔ Silver Benchmark    
2002   Δ Venture    Δ Peak 880   
2003        Δ Öskjuhlíð Δ Hólmur 
2004    Δ Bæjarfjall Δ Eiriksjökull-XΔ Helgafell    
2005Δ Bæjarfjall Δ GullbringaΔ (Hvalfell)Δ (Fossadala)Δ Virkisfell  Δ DeseretΔ KeilirΔ Alftaborgir 
2006    Δ (Eyjafjallajökull)Δ SveinstindurΔ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Slættaratindur Δ Rigi Kulm  
2007      Δ Ralph Stover High Rocks   Δ John Paul Jones Hill 
2008Δ John Paul Jones Hill      Δ Washington    
2009Δ Rainbow PointΔ Bears RocksΔ WashingtonΔ Ralph Stover High RocksΔ SlideΔ DavisΔ Spruce KnobΔ ŠijaΔ HunterΔ HawksbillΔ GrahamΔ Marcy
2010Δ Greylock  Δ WheelerΔ Lost HorseΔ Sonora-XΔ BradleyΔ KeithΔ JeffersonΔ HumphreysΔ Telescope-XΔ Quail
2011Δ Peak 4969Δ Largo VistaΔ GraniteΔ Junipero SerraΔ Williamson-XΔ San GorgonioΔ MontgomeryΔ KaweahΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ FrazierΔ Emma
2012Δ Tip TopΔ Patsy MarleyΔ MaturangoΔ CosoΔ BlackΔ MendelΔ StanfordΔ RogersΔ MummyΔ DanaΔ ClarkΔ Tecuya
2013Δ Saint HelensΔ RoundΔ AmabilisΔ Boucher HillΔ Geumjeong-san  Δ Jabal ad Dukhan Δ Corno GrandeΔ MarioΔ Kaala
2014Δ CrystalΔ OrizabaΔ Silver-XΔ Anvil RockΔ Fairweather-XΔ HoodΔ PinnacleΔ RainierΔ Three Fingered JackΔ KyesΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Vetter
2015Δ DefianceΔ PilotΔ ChiricahuaΔ MartinezΔ OlanchaΔ ThomasΔ AgassizΔ GlacierΔ PickeringΔ TelegraphΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Lockwood
2016Δ SlideΔ Baden-PowellΔ GrizzlyΔ SentinelΔ EmoryΔ FrazierΔ Norman ClydeΔ BurntΔ Lone PineΔ San GorgonioΔ Bukit Timah 
2017Δ Riffa Hill Δ Jabal Bil AysΔ Tai Mo ShanΔ ButlerΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ GardinerΔ White ChuckΔ Spire-XΔ SilvertipΔ BruceΔ Gold
2018Δ Longs-XΔ Huntoon PointΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ HyakΔ ParkeΔ BaringΔ ElbertΔ Old SnowyΔ WedgeΔ AntlerΔ Kelly ButteΔ (Green Mountain-E Pk)
2019Δ PeavineΔ Fan Si PanΔ WhistlerΔ WhistlerΔ Alpine HillΔ Peak 6675-XΔ Fury-E PkΔ LunaΔ CalispellΔ Cime de la BonetteΔ Jebel ShamsΔ Jebel Qiyut
2020Δ Riffa Hill  Δ Jebel SakhirΔ LennoxΔ High RockΔ SnowfieldΔ He DevilΔ Tower   


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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