Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Matt Varney'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  


1996      Δ Big Rock Ridge     
1999    Δ Flag       
2001      Δ Cooper SpurΔ Paulina    
2002       Δ Sleeping Beauty    
2003Δ Bunker Hill    Δ Olallie ButteΔ Lava Butte     
2004      Δ Big Rock RidgeΔ Marys    
2005       Δ Hanging Rock    
2006   Δ Symms Gap  Δ Henline     
2007       Δ Table Rock    
2008Δ Beacon Rock   Δ Devils-XΔ Nasty RockΔ StrawberryΔ ThielsenΔ South SisterΔ Black Butte  
2009  Δ Misery Ridge SummitΔ DogΔ Nesmith PointΔ DefianceΔ AdamsΔ DevilsΔ Saint Helens-XΔ Canyon  
2010 Δ DogΔ Nesmith PointΔ DogΔ (Henline)Δ Nesmith PointΔ Saint Helens Δ Cooper SpurΔ Devils Rest  
2011Δ (Thielsen) Δ Dog Δ Nasty Rock-X Δ ShastaΔ IronΔ ThielsenΔ White Mountain-X Δ Mitchell Point
2012   Δ DogΔ Devils RestΔ DefianceΔ AdamsΔ White Mountain-XΔ McLoughlin   
2013Δ Tom Dick and Harry   Δ (Hood)Δ Chicken RockΔ Hood     
2014  Δ Saddle Δ HamiltonΔ ShellrockΔ (Hood)Δ WhitneyΔ Cooper SpurΔ Pechuck Fire Lookout  
2015Δ Chicken RockΔ HamiltonΔ Devils RestΔ Nesmith PointΔ HoodΔ DevilsΔ ShastaΔ Indian Rock   Δ Devils Rest
2016 Δ Shellrock  Δ HenlineΔ Middle SisterΔ FieldsΔ Chicken Rock    
2017Δ Dog-X  Δ Rooster RockΔ DefianceΔ Tanner ButteΔ Nasty Rock-XΔ Little CanyonΔ ElkΔ Williamson-XΔ DogΔ Table Rock
2018  Δ Chicken Rock   Δ DefianceΔ StrawberryΔ Diamond Δ Lookout 
2019 Δ Devils Rest    Δ TowerΔ CraneΔ Jefferson-North RidgeΔ White MountainΔ Laurel 
2020   Δ Chicken RockΔ Table RockΔ IronsideΔ Sacajawea     


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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