Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Tom Becht'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  


1975      Δ New York Butte     
1988  Δ Mammoth         
1989      Δ Clouds Rest     
1992        Δ TomΔ Whitney  
1995   Δ Taylor   Δ BlancaΔ Langley   
1998     Δ Boundary Δ Wheeler    
2002       Δ Lassen    
2003       Δ Tyndall    
2004        Δ Sill   
2005    Δ Williamson Δ Baden-PowellΔ White MountainΔ MatterhornΔ Split  
2006     Δ WhitneyΔ RussellΔ RussellΔ Middle PalisadeΔ WhitneyΔ Russell 
2007Δ Owens Δ Hawkins Δ BarnardΔ BlackΔ WhitneyΔ LamarckΔ ApertureΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ OlanchaΔ Pinos
2008Δ Buck PointΔ RabbitΔ Rankin Δ Peak 6930Δ CardinalΔ KaweahΔ North PalisadeΔ WatermanΔ Red KaweahΔ HarwoodΔ Tahquitz
2009Δ TelescopeΔ Risco Δ Toro Peak-W PkΔ DuboisΔ GraysΔ StanfordΔ AbbotΔ RussellΔ KeithΔ VirginΔ Onyx
2010Δ CombsΔ Backus Δ CuyamacaΔ Reyes Δ WhitneyΔ CloudripperΔ Table Δ HawkinsΔ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
2011Δ Sugarloaf Δ San JacintoΔ SillimanΔ WhitneyΔ GilbertΔ GardinerΔ WinchellΔ Whitney  Δ Castle Rocks
2012 Δ Eagle CragΔ MagneticΔ Suicide RockΔ Piute LookoutΔ ClarkΔ WhitneyΔ Seven Gables Δ ConnessΔ DelamarΔ Table Top
2013 Δ PleasantsΔ PintoΔ EmersonΔ PiuteΔ RussellΔ StateΔ ThompsonΔ WhitneyΔ West VidetteΔ SirrettaΔ Peak 6582
2014Δ Lee  Δ IslandΔ Peak 10900TΔ GabbΔ RecessΔ PickeringΔ CirqueΔ SquaretopΔ WilsonΔ Wilson
2015Δ PorterΔ WilsonΔ RabbitΔ Los PinosΔ TombΔ MorganΔ McGeeΔ ExcelsiorΔ MercedΔ Mauna LoaΔ HarrisonΔ Morton
2016Δ WilsonΔ IronΔ North Peak-LimestoneΔ ManitouΔ San AntonioΔ LincolnΔ WhitneyΔ DisappointmentΔ GayleyΔ KilimanjaroΔ IronΔ Iron
2017Δ ThimbleΔ WindyΔ GraniteΔ New York ButteΔ MontgomeryΔ PiuteΔ White MountainΔ BearpawΔ LoweΔ RainbowΔ StrawberryΔ Charleston
2018Δ San AntonioΔ Oak Creek OverlookΔ WilsonΔ HawkinsΔ WhitneyΔ EvansΔ LangleyΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ White Mountain Δ Pleasant PointΔ Edgar
2019Δ TinΔ Eureka Peak EastΔ Hot SpringsΔ HawksbillΔ San JacintoΔ CandlelightΔ Milestone Mountain-E PkΔ TamarackΔ Rainbow Mountain ViewpointΔ San AntonioΔ SundayΔ Rabbit
2020Δ Pu'unanahaΔ San AntonioΔ IronΔ New York Mountains HPΔ Peak 9980Δ Sharknose RidgeΔ BlancaΔ WarlowΔ WhitneyΔ SquawΔ MummyΔ Granite
2021Δ Signal Δ San AntonioΔ WildroseΔ San AntonioΔ ShastaΔ ElbertΔ SneffelsΔ Sandia Crest   


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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