Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Gustav Sexauer'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  


2004      Δ Rendezvous     
2005  Δ Highland         
2006   Δ (Southwest Lenawee)        
2007   Δ Bell  Δ Black ElkΔ Timms HillΔ Houston CoHPΔ Monument  
2008   Δ La Crosse CoHPΔ Crawford CoHPΔ (Snow King)   Δ Telegraph Hill  
2009    Δ Allamakee CoHPΔ American Fork Twin Peaks-E PkΔ TelemarkΔ Saddle Mound    
2010   Δ Johnson HillΔ Stratford HillΔ Blue MoundsΔ Rib  Δ Edith  
2011Δ SaddleΔ North Bridger BowlΔ Saddle Δ Meade CoHPΔ South RangeΔ EagleΔ White ButteΔ Wilson Δ CrowΔ Lone
2012  Δ BonnevilleΔ HighlandΔ Washakie CoHPΔ Parnell LookoutΔ ArvonΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ TableΔ Highwood BaldyΔ Elly 
2013Δ McCook CoHP Δ BigΔ (Baldy)Δ Smoky Hill RidgeΔ Trempealeau CoHPΔ Briar HillΔ Sauk Point BenchmarkΔ PichinchaΔ Rumiñahui-Pico Central-XΔ Iliniza-Pico NorteΔ Cotopaxi
2014  Δ Lewis and Clark Ridge Δ Sentinel ButteΔ Saddle Mound-XΔ WhittleseyΔ GraniteΔ OverlookΔ SacagaweaΔ ThurstonΔ Tempe Butte-X
2015 Δ Saddle Δ AndesiteΔ Rainbow PointΔ Rankin RidgeΔ GraysΔ West Pottawattamie CoHP-XΔ Ocheyedan MoundΔ Black ElkΔ Sac CoHPΔ Vail
2016Δ Cass CoHPΔ Colfax CoHPΔ HighlandΔ Badger RidgeΔ RichΔ WashburnΔ ElbertΔ BridgerΔ Magazine  Δ Great Dune
2017 Δ Signal Δ MoundΔ Rice Peak-North Ridge-XΔ UnionΔ WheelerΔ BigelowΔ WheelerΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Myrtle PointΔ Kendrick
2018Δ WoodyΔ Brown Road ButteΔ GuadalupeΔ PeeleyΔ EldenΔ MillerΔ PealeΔ HumphreysΔ CharlestonΔ BlueΔ ChiricahuaΔ Pisgah
2019Δ Union MineΔ FlatironΔ Kartchner Caverns State Park HighpointΔ Partnership HillΔ Baldy-N PkΔ (Clingmans Dome)Δ Camels HumpΔ AdamsΔ KillingtonΔ Ajusco-XΔ BarkerΔ Allegheny National Forest HP
2020Δ MadonnaΔ PeaseΔ BoltonΔ DorsetΔ Bread LoafΔ MarcyΔ SlideΔ Carter DomeΔ LafayetteΔ Spruce KnobΔ Glebe Mountain-MagicΔ Ellen
2021Δ CrossmanΔ PaineΔ EllenΔ MonadnockΔ SugarloafΔ WhitefaceΔ Black DomeΔ KatahdinΔ AlgonquinΔ SilverΔ MansfieldΔ Cruz Alta
2022Δ Big Moose           


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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