Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Thom Kutrich'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  


1977      Δ Spearhead     
1978      Δ WallΔ PilchuckΔ Pugh   
1979   Δ PilchuckΔ BakerΔ MerchantΔ WhitehorseΔ Granite Δ Pugh  
1980    Δ MerchantΔ BakerΔ DragontailΔ Three FingersΔ ShastaΔ Alta  
1981Δ Snoqualmie    Δ LassenΔ BlackΔ White ChuckΔ CloudyΔ Liberty Bell  
1982     Δ Sharkfin TowerΔ EiffelΔ DanielΔ Easy   
1984   Δ DickermanΔ SiΔ Icicle RidgeΔ AdamsΔ EldoradoΔ Slate   
1985     Δ BaringΔ Del CampoΔ Ingalls - SouthΔ Green   
1987      Δ Basalt Δ Boulder Benchmark   
1989      Δ Seven Fingered JackΔ HurricaneΔ Howard   
1990       Δ Hidden Lake LookoutΔ Chiwawa   
1991       Δ RainierΔ Crater   
1992   Δ Dickerman   Δ LabyrinthΔ Maude   
1993      Δ SunriseΔ Scorpion    
1994       Δ MuckamuckΔ Clark   
1995        Δ Dumbell   
1997      Δ Earl Δ Sunrise   
1998        Δ Cashmere   
1999       Δ South WedgeΔ Carne   
2000      Δ Little Annapurna Δ South Wedge   
2001Δ point 6835    Δ Duncan HillΔ Enchantment Δ Iron   
2002     Δ Cougar Δ Piegan    
2003      Δ Miller     
2008    Δ NatapocΔ Adams      
2009      Δ Swiftcurrent     
2010       Δ Aeneas    
2015      Δ Oberlin     
2017     Δ Iron      
2018        Δ Mesahchie-X   
2019          Δ Labyrinth 


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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