Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Layne Bracy'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  


1986         Δ Washington  
1992       Δ Olympus    
1996      Δ Naafkopf     
1998    Δ Telescope       
1999     Δ Lassen  Δ Half Dome   
2000 Δ Si Δ SiΔ PilchuckΔ Rainier Δ WhitneyΔ RoderickΔ Bockman  
2001    Δ Mailbox Δ EllinorΔ HiboxΔ Saint Helens  Δ Guadalupe
2002   Δ SiΔ MailboxΔ AdamsΔ ElbertΔ EvansΔ MassiveΔ Castle  
2003Δ Bierstadt  Δ Tserko RiΔ HuronΔ PrincetonΔ UncompahgreΔ HarvardΔ ShavanoΔ AnteroΔ West SpanishΔ Pettingell
2004Δ Devils PlaygroundΔ McConnelΔ Grizzly Δ Square TopΔ GreenhornΔ CrestoneΔ BlancaΔ El DienteΔ GraysΔ Saint VrainΔ Quandary
2005Δ SpaldingΔ TorreysΔ ShermanΔ LincolnΔ LackawannaΔ ShavanoΔ MeekerΔ IceΔ CrestoneΔ MassiveΔ PikesΔ Pikes
2006Δ Washington CoHPΔ Peak 12752Δ CaliforniaΔ GraybackΔ WhaleΔ AudubonΔ EvansΔ ClintonΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ ParryΔ GeminiΔ Frary
2007Δ TuckerΔ RubyΔ YaleΔ GreenΔ HassellΔ GenevaΔ FletcherΔ GraysΔ PacificΔ West BuffaloΔ BartlettΔ Harquahala
2008Δ Massive Δ Peak 5720Δ PennsylvaniaΔ EvansΔ OurayΔ OklahomaΔ QuandaryΔ HopeΔ Heartbeat  
2009Δ Wasson Δ LongsΔ CarbonΔ BearΔ RedΔ GladstoneΔ AlgonquinΔ Richthofen   
2010 Δ Grays Δ Keith CoHPΔ Taum SaukΔ Cathedral Δ ShermanΔ Adams   
2011Δ Elbert Δ Green Δ Black ElkΔ StewartΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ DemocratΔ Eagles Nest   
2012Δ EvansΔ Democrat   Δ Redcloud Peak-NE PkΔ GraysΔ Jones   Δ Lincoln
2013      Δ Great DuneΔ Half    
2014     Δ EvansΔ Park Point Lookout     


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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