Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Douglas Harris'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  


1985   Δ Lone Butte      Δ BM (-257') - Lowest BM in America 
1986           Δ Zabriskie Point
1987          Δ Sugarloaf 
1988          Δ Argus 
1989          Δ Tahquitz 
1990  Δ Pinnacles         
1991       Δ Gould    
1994    Δ Diamond Head       
1997   Δ Camels Hump        
1998  Δ Badaling  Δ LianhuaΔ Camels Hump     
1999      Δ Little Stratton     
2000      Δ Carlsbad State Beach HP     
2002     Δ Longmen      
2006       Δ Hoosier Hill   Δ Lafayette
2007      Δ Algonquin   Δ Backbone Mountain - Southwest RidgeΔ El Toro
2008      Δ Giant  Δ Little HaystackΔ Gothics 
2009     Δ Walnut Canyon Vista      
2010 Δ Greylock   Δ Simiantoushan   Δ Waynesboro City HP  
2011 Δ Frissell - South Slope    Δ Bison     
2012      Δ RichΔ Mitchell CoHP   Δ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661
2013Δ LackawannaΔ Taum Sauk     Δ Rib Δ West Spanish  
2014          Δ DuggerΔ Keystone Mountain - North
2015      Δ Fishers Peak Mesa    Δ Edgar
2016 Δ Knobby Crest     Δ Pagoda   Δ Dercum
2017 Δ Peak 11942 Δ ParryΔ PikeΔ Ishpatina RidgeΔ Halla-sanΔ Columbia PointΔ KinabaluΔ QixingshanΔ KilimanjaroΔ Thirtynine Mile
2018Δ Broomfield CoHPΔ South Mount EvaΔ Broomfield CoHPΔ Hogback RidgeΔ BaldΔ Bayfield LookoutΔ Wuling ShanΔ GraniteΔ Underwood HillΔ BintangΔ OrizabaΔ Marmolejo
2019Δ Ojos del SaladoΔ Al GalailΔ Mauna LoaΔ Graham BenchmarkΔ Peak 2200Δ Indian Springs LookoutΔ Santiago-XΔ McIntosh CoHPΔ KernΔ DuarteΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Wilhelm
2020Δ OssaΔ Ute Δ Manitowoc CoHPΔ Peak 2266Δ Medicine BowΔ HyndmanΔ ClarkΔ Blue Mounds - East SummitΔ GrandfatherΔ Currant-XΔ South Baldy
2021 Δ Sue PeaksΔ UteΔ EscudillaΔ QuandaryΔ Denali Δ CastleΔ LookoutΔ HinesΔ PyramidΔ Mercedario
2022Δ AconcaguaΔ Charles MoundΔ Picacho del Diablo Δ Fairweather Δ Guru SikharΔ Rinjani-XΔ Timms HillΔ Waucoba Δ Ladrones Benchmark
2023 Δ Whale          


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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