Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mike Mays'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  


1972      Δ Green Lake CoHP     
1973Δ Galena Benchmark           
1975 Δ Hamilton CoHP          
1979    Δ Pihea       
1980    Δ Smoky Hill RidgeΔ Gateway Arch National Park HP  Δ Washington CoHP   
1982 Δ Weld CoHP          
1983       Δ Montmartre   Δ Miami-Dade CoHP
1984 Δ Hickory Benchmark     Δ Door CoHP    
1990      Δ Winnebago CoHP     
1993Δ Elk Hill           
2000    Δ Wicomico CoHP       
2006           Δ Anegada HP
2007      Δ Uncompahgre     
2009      Δ Quandary     
2010 Δ Sugarloaf    Δ WashingtonΔ Elbert    
2011      Δ High Point Δ Mitchell   
2012     Δ Timms Hill Δ Marcy    
2013     Δ Katahdin Δ BierstadtΔ Huron   
2014    Δ HumphreysΔ Piney Mountain-N PkΔ South Mountain-Monument KnobΔ EagleΔ Blue Mountain-Lehigh CoHP Δ Campbell Hill 
2015 Δ Cheaha  Δ Sunrise Δ FrissellΔ SneffelsΔ HamiltonΔ North Marshall  
2016Δ Tom's Thumb     Δ Logan CoHPΔ HopeΔ SlideΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ Magazine 
2017 Δ Fairfax City HP  Δ GuadalupeΔ CarrigainΔ Carter DomeΔ BlancaΔ LafayetteΔ HawksbillΔ Preble CoHP 
2018   Δ NegroΔ AmigosΔ Clinton CoHPΔ Quadna Δ CabotΔ KillingtonΔ AjuscoΔ Piestewa
2019  Δ Frary  Δ Ben NevisΔ (Etna)Δ Handies Δ Animas City  
2020    Δ Hogsback Δ ShavanoΔ CentennialΔ AnteroΔ Sedgwick CoHP  
2021     Δ HesperusΔ CulebraΔ WindomΔ Tabeguache   


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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