Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Joshua Lewis'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  


2000          Δ Lookout 
2005     Δ Mercer Hill      
2008Δ Gateway Arch National Park HP           
2011  Δ Caddo Lake State Park HP         
2012       Δ Clingmans Dome Δ Panola  
2013 Δ Brasstown Bald  Δ PemeticΔ Stone Δ GrandfatherΔ Mitchell Δ Congaree National Park HPΔ Little Mulberry Park, Dacula
2014  Δ Pigeon Key HP Δ Kennesaw  Δ Talullah GorgeΔ Congaree National Park HP   
2015 Δ Cloudland Canyon State Park HP  Δ Delicate Arch Formation HP    Δ Cumberland Island High Dune  
2016       Δ Diablo Lake VistaΔ Upper Grinnell Overlook   
2017    Δ Big Δ Siyeh Pass Δ Scenic PointΔ WheelerΔ Rainbow Point 
2018 Δ Phnom Sampov  Δ ElkΔ Great NorthernΔ SiyehΔ JamesΔ Great NorthernΔ Lincoln  
2019 Δ ScalplockΔ Running RabbitΔ MummyΔ YellowΔ EdwardsΔ MorganΔ JacksonΔ RockyΔ NasukoinΔ FurlongΔ Peak 4175
2020Δ Tally Δ BarúΔ Peak 6110Δ Peak 7220Δ Saint MaryΔ North CanyonΔ HollandΔ KinnerlyΔ CitadelΔ McPartlandΔ HumphreysΔ East Saint Marys
2021Δ Belton HillsΔ PettyΔ HeadleyΔ BorahΔ Lost RiverΔ CrazyΔ StimsonΔ Grand TetonΔ GraniteΔ ElbertΔ WheelerΔ Three Lakes
2022Δ North TeakettleΔ PotosiΔ San GorgonioΔ VanΔ Butte Cabin RidgeΔ RainierΔ HilgardΔ Guardhouse    


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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