Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Graeme Rankine'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  


2006          Δ Milešovka 
2008Δ Picketpost       Δ Wrightson   
2009     Δ SnežkaΔ TownsendΔ BaldyΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Superstition BenchmarkΔ Bukit Timah
2010Δ Wasson    Δ Zugspitze-X Δ MullerΔ ElbertΔ BoundaryΔ CarrΔ Picketpost
2011Δ ApacheΔ GuadalupeΔ Shaw Butte Δ SaleveΔ MusalaΔ Bella TolaΔ BaldyΔ KendrickΔ LemmonΔ FlatironΔ Wasson
2012Δ SunriseΔ OrdΔ Mauna KeaΔ UnionΔ RysyΔ MoldoveanuΔ BuckhornΔ MooseΔ LincolnΔ DavisΔ McDowellΔ Pass Mountain South
2013Δ McDowellΔ WilsonΔ SaleveΔ Montserrat-Sant JeroniΔ Shaw ButteΔ Coma Pedrosa-XΔ OlympusΔ Hurricane HillΔ SunriseΔ HumphreysΔ SunriseΔ Ord
2014Δ Bear Mountain-FalseΔ MescalΔ McDowellΔ AztecΔ PinalΔ Sasso di SestoΔ Maja KolataΔ BaldyΔ OrdΔ OrdΔ OrdΔ Hurricane Hill
2015Δ KittΔ MaderaΔ WoodchuteΔ ChiricahuaΔ GraniteΔ OmuΔ MusalaΔ AngelesΔ GrahamΔ OrdΔ TritleΔ Mitze Hashlagim
2016Δ OrdΔ HarquahalaΔ Bill WilliamsΔ SchneebergΔ KosciuszkoΔ PradedΔ Elk Mountain WestΔ OrdΔ BaldyΔ HaknovaΔ SlateΔ Kippure
2017Δ LugnaquilliaΔ OrdΔ WurmbergΔ Alpine HillΔ Alpine HillΔ Králický SnežníkΔ MontejuntoΔ MooseΔ Shaw ButteΔ BaldyΔ Halfway RockΔ Peak 2429
2018Δ Peak 2141Δ Shaw ButteΔ O'LearyΔ Croagh PatrickΔ Hurricane HillΔ TaufsteinΔ Snowdon  Δ Oros GionaΔ Peak 2225Δ Peak 2429
2019Δ Peak 2429Δ Peak 2141Δ KarfiΔ Óros Sarakinoú - Aféntis Δ EscudillaΔ WebbΔ Divoka SarkaΔ Peak 5539Δ AngelesΔ Peak 2141Δ OrdΔ Peak 2141
2020Δ Peak 2429Δ OrdΔ Peak 2429Δ Shaw ButteΔ Shaw Butte     Δ Shaw ButteΔ Peak 2141
2021Δ SunriseΔ Shaw ButteΔ SignalΔ SpruceΔ Peak 1683Δ Peak 2141Δ Peak 2141 Δ RastkogelΔ Hurricane HillΔ Shaw ButteΔ Peak 2141
2022Δ Peak 1683           


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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