Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Denis Dean'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  


1982         Δ Stone  
1995      Δ Washington     
1998     Δ Klein Titlis      
1999    Δ Jockeys Ridge       
2001         Δ Haleakala  
2003     Δ Britton HillΔ MagazineΔ MitchellΔ Clingmans Dome Δ Roosevelt 
2004Δ Britton Hill  Δ Colquitt CoHPΔ Campbell HillΔ KennesawΔ Pontotoc CoHPΔ WhitneyΔ Timms HillΔ Madison CoHPΔ Putnam CoHPΔ Buffalo Lookout
2005Δ (San Jacinto) Δ Black ElkΔ RichΔ PoteauΔ Bond CoHPΔ Roan High KnobΔ PikesΔ Slatington Benchmark Δ Alexander KnobΔ Carmel Benchmark
2006Δ Guadalupe Δ Sandia Crest Δ Blue Mountain-Strand Knob Δ MagazineΔ MitchellΔ ElbertΔ Weld CoHPΔ ThunderheadΔ Hernandez
2007Δ Becks Mountain Northeast Δ Logan CoHP   Δ MarcyΔ Grandfather Δ Stouts PointΔ Big Bald 
2008Δ Magazine  Δ South Johnson HillΔ Gordon Hill   Δ Long RidgeΔ Crowleys Ridge-South Summit Δ Sandymush Bald
2009Δ Pruitt   Δ Chimney HillΔ GreylockΔ Pinnacle  Δ Rio Blanco CoHP-X  
2010 Δ Charleston CoHP Δ Hot Springs    Δ BoundaryΔ Lauderdale CoHP Δ Big Fodderstack
2011    Δ HumphreysΔ Carver Creek Heights Δ LincolnΔ Jefferson Δ Pea Ridge National Military Park HPΔ Morton Benchmark
2012Δ Magazine Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Mississippi CoHPΔ PettingellΔ Hood-X  Δ West Spanish Δ Standing Indian 
2013Δ Lookout Mountain-High Point    Δ HoodΔ Katahdin  Δ Taum SaukΔ MagazineΔ Big Junction
2014Δ Stephens CoHPΔ Buktuklo BenchmarkΔ Pine LogΔ KesslerΔ San AntonioΔ JamesΔ RainierΔ Clark CoHP Δ Smith CoHPΔ Comanche CoHP 
2015 Δ Elk CoHPΔ Haley     Δ Kiamichi Mountains-Peak 1960Δ McLean CoHPΔ SnakeΔ Temple Hill
2016Δ Grady CoHPΔ Blaine CoHP Δ Richmond City HPΔ Catherine KnobΔ ReedsΔ O'Brien CoHPΔ Gannett-X Δ WestΔ Clayton CoHP 
2017Δ Pilot KnobΔ JudeaΔ Perkins CoHPΔ Carroll CoHP Δ Blood Δ GlacierΔ Whitney  Δ Rogers
2018 Δ Yuba CoHP Δ Spring Hill BenchmarkΔ SugarloafΔ Temple HillΔ Richland CoHPΔ Gannett Δ GoatΔ Rawlins CoHPΔ Lockhart Lookout Tower
2019   Δ Gateway Arch National Park HP Δ San Gorgonio Δ Kings Δ LookoutΔ McPherson CoHPΔ Lyon CoHP
2020Δ Orizaba  Δ Sugar LoafΔ WhitneyΔ Little CostillaΔ Rio Blanco CoHP     


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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