Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Tom Scheimo'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  


1971  Δ Genesee    Δ Thorodin    
1973      Δ James     
1974        Δ Warrior   
1975   Δ Ester Dome        
1979    Δ Topaz       
1980   Δ Ester Dome        
1990     Δ Capulin      
1992       Δ Tremont-X    
2004    Δ Black ElkΔ Little Devils Tower      
2005         Δ Black Elk  
2006   Δ Little Devils TowerΔ Black ElkΔ Black ElkΔ IronΔ Black ElkΔ Old BaldyΔ Crow  
2007Δ Scotts Bluff Δ Crow ButteΔ Black ElkΔ Rankin RidgeΔ Black Elk Δ LaramieΔ Medicine Bow   
2008   Δ Black Elk Δ Greyrock-XΔ Black Elk   Δ Scotts Bluff 
2009     Δ Little Devils TowerΔ Black ElkΔ Elkhorn-XΔ Custer   
2010         Δ Scruton  
2011     Δ Battle Δ Little Devils Tower Δ Theodore RooseveltΔ Roundtop 
2012     Δ Lookout Δ WrightΔ CusterΔ Scotts Bluff  
2013        Δ CoolidgeΔ Rankin Ridge  
2014  Δ BattleΔ CopperΔ CiceroΔ OdakotaΔ Black ElkΔ Twin SistersΔ TerryΔ CoolidgeΔ Bear Butte 
2015Δ BattleΔ BattleΔ BattleΔ Little Devils TowerΔ Rankin Ridge Δ Little Devils Tower Δ GreenΔ Boulder Hill  
2016  Δ Rankin Ridge Δ Little Devils TowerΔ BattleΔ Flag Δ Custer Δ Little Devils Tower 
2017     Δ Little Devils TowerΔ Sylvan Hill Δ Terry Δ Bear Butte 
2018     Δ Little Devils Tower Δ Black ElkΔ Little Devils Tower   
2019   Δ SimonΔ RibΔ Levis MoundΔ Blue MoundsΔ Timms HillΔ Saddle MoundΔ Wildcat Mound  
2020     Δ Simon   Δ Rib  
2021      Δ RibΔ Petenwell Rock Δ Wildcat Mound  


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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