Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Chad Painter'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  


1984      Δ Pikes     
1992         Δ Garden of the Gods Wilderness HP  
1995     Δ Pemetic      
1996     Δ High Point   Δ Starved Rock  
1998      Δ Pacaya   Δ Laurel Top 
2000        Δ SassafrasΔ Clingmans Dome  
2001 Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Poon HillΔ (Annapurna Base Camp)Δ Mauna KeaΔ Dead Horse Point  Δ Lapham HillΔ Minooka Sledding Hill  
2004    Δ Lapham Hill Δ OjibwayΔ Fuji-san Δ Scenic Point  
2005 Δ Bird Hill Δ Crystal Point  Δ (Siyeh)Δ SwiftcurrentΔ Divide   
2006   Δ Scalplock-XΔ Scenic Point   Δ Guadalupe  Δ Diamond Head
2007   Δ de Izalco   Δ (Rising Wolf)Δ MitchellΔ WheelerΔ Humphreys 
2008  Δ Rattlesnake LedgeΔ Cedar Butte Δ MailboxΔ Second BurroughsΔ AdamsΔ GraniteΔ SilverΔ Little RangerΔ Norse
2009Δ Crystal Mountain-Northway NotchΔ BarúΔ NorseΔ HoodΔ BeanΔ Alta VistaΔ AdamsΔ BakerΔ High PriestΔ Ellinor Δ Machaca Hill
2010Δ (Si)Δ Poo Poo PointΔ Florence-XΔ Broomfield CoHPΔ North GardnerΔ Little TahomaΔ RainierΔ GlacierΔ BostonΔ East FayΔ Florence-XΔ (Tumwater Hill)
2011Δ PinnacleΔ Crystal Mountain-Northway NotchΔ (Misery Ridge Summit)Δ FlorenceΔ Koala RockΔ DragontailΔ Mauna LoaΔ BorahΔ Slick RockΔ Point 5700 - Kaleetan SouthΔ VeletaΔ Crystal Mountain-Summit House
2012Δ PersisΔ MonumentΔ BergenΔ Goecha La First ViewpointΔ South Selkirk CrestΔ CannonΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ ElbertΔ WhitneyΔ HowardΔ Mission-XΔ Hyak
2013Δ FlorenceΔ (Silver)Δ SugarloafΔ Point 2626Δ TiptopΔ HoodΔ Big Chiwaukum-XΔ Raven RidgeΔ WatchmanΔ South WedgeΔ (Jim Hill)Δ Humpback
2014Δ West TigerΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ HaleakalaΔ (Amabilis)Δ RainierΔ ZionΔ WashburnΔ EvansΔ Echo RockΔ BurroughsΔ CrystalΔ Ellinor-X
2015Δ McClellan Butte SouthΔ Elizabeth RidgeΔ DavisΔ AhumoaΔ FrostyΔ KentΔ DeceptionΔ Three WayΔ Goat IslandΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ PinnacleΔ Poo Poo Point
2016Δ Capitol HillΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ PinnacleΔ ArthurΔ ChinookΔ PyramidΔ BansheeΔ StoneΔ TomyhoiΔ Christopher BenchmarkΔ Christopher BenchmarkΔ High Point
2017Δ PinnacleΔ PinnacleΔ PinnacleΔ Queen Anne HillΔ Pinnacle-XΔ Highland Park HillΔ IvesΔ Karakul HillsΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ AuroraΔ PinnacleΔ Squak
2018Δ (Teneriffe)Δ Squak Mountain-W PkΔ LichtenbergΔ PinnacleΔ Little KachessΔ Stuart-XΔ Prusik-XΔ ConstanceΔ GunnΔ Tokaloo RockΔ CastleΔ Bureau CoHP
2019Δ Squak Mountain-W PkΔ Panorama PointΔ (Silver)Δ Dirty Harrys BalconyΔ MalcolmΔ VesperΔ Steamboat ProwΔ ChacaltayaΔ Whitman CrestΔ MuirΔ ThorpΔ High Point
2020Δ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ Pinnacle  Δ MailboxΔ EsmeraldaΔ BlackΔ South AppletonΔ Monkey Face   
2021Δ Highland Park HillΔ Tumwater TowerΔ High PointΔ HoodΔ Whitehorse-XΔ (Green)Δ SacajaweaΔ High PointΔ Highland Park HillΔ Kendall  
2022Δ Hex   Δ Oyster DomeΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ Saint Helens     


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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