Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Patrick Thornley'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  


1993      Δ Whitney     
1994    Δ Tamalpais - East Δ RoseΔ ButtesΔ White MountainΔ Rose Δ Panorama Point
1995  Δ Blue Angels  Δ Ben NevisΔ SonoraΔ WheelerΔ RoseΔ RoseΔ RoseΔ Davidson
1996Δ Yuba CoHP Δ Long RidgeΔ Pinos Δ HoodΔ RoseΔ Round TopΔ ElbertΔ Black ButteΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Magazine
1997 Δ San BenitoΔ Junipero Serra Δ HumphreysΔ RainierΔ WheelerΔ Tinker KnobΔ Grant Δ Rose 
1998  Δ Orizaba Δ MitchellΔ EagleΔ Rose Δ WardΔ Jefferson  
1999     Δ ButtesΔ BorahΔ Shasta Δ Lookout RockΔ Elbert CoHPΔ Washington CoHP
2000Δ Dry Bluff Southeast Δ Carrizo Mountain - East SlopeΔ BlodgettΔ BuffaloΔ GraysΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ AnteroΔ Weld CoHP Δ Hualapai
2001 Δ Sandia CrestΔ Summit CoHP  Δ EvansΔ YaleΔ PrincetonΔ Bennett Δ Rocky 
2002 Δ LincolnΔ ShermanΔ Broomfield CoHPΔ RoseΔ La PlataΔ ClarkΔ Harvard Δ ShermanΔ Manitou 
2003Δ PikesΔ Mauna KeaΔ Hot Springs Δ West SpanishΔ PrincetonΔ CastleΔ BelfordΔ LindseyΔ MassiveΔ HermanΔ San Luis
2004Δ AlmagreΔ CheyenneΔ BuckhornΔ HaleakalaΔ Cameron ConeΔ HandiesΔ WetterhornΔ BlancaΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Peak 13129Δ Kineo 
2005Δ EstherΔ SachettΔ TuckawayΔ SilverheelsΔ BlodgettΔ HuronΔ UncompahgreΔ LongsΔ BlancΔ ClintonΔ GarfieldΔ Barneys Dome
2006Δ Manitou Incline Δ Peak 10080Δ CascadeΔ BarrΔ CathedralΔ ElbertΔ PikesΔ El Diente  Δ Sundance
2007Δ Peak 6960 Δ Buckhorn Δ Elam BenchmarkΔ LambornΔ MassiveΔ LongsΔ GraysΔ EdwardsΔ Wittenham Clumps 
2008  Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ BlodgettΔ BlodgettΔ AnteroΔ La PlataΔ TaylorΔ Bergen  
2009Δ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ KilimanjaroΔ Montserrat-Sant Jeroni Δ BlodgettΔ AnteroΔ EvansΔ PikesΔ OklahomaΔ Huron Δ Horns
2010Δ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ AlmagreΔ Manitou InclineΔ ShermanΔ HarvardΔ ElbrusΔ CapitolΔ Ouray Δ Blodgett
2011Δ Manitou Incline Δ PikesΔ RosaΔ HermanΔ PikesΔ AdamsΔ UncompahgreΔ OrganΔ ShermanΔ Whernside 
2012Δ Manitou Incline Δ KosciuszkoΔ South BlodgettΔ GraysΔ DemocratΔ UncompahgreΔ PikesΔ TijerasΔ TelescopeΔ Manitou 
2013Δ ManitouΔ Rombald's MoorΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ GarfieldΔ RosaΔ MosquitoΔ North PalisadeΔ CirqueΔ Congaree National Park HP Δ Rocky
2014Δ RockyΔ RockyΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ QuandaryΔ GraysΔ AraratΔ Wheeler Δ GoliathΔ Kinabalu
2015Δ TapochaoΔ Manitou InclineΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ Rito AltoΔ BlancaΔ PikesΔ CharlestonΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ Manitou Incline
2016Δ ManitouΔ RockyΔ Manitou InclineΔ South BlodgettΔ South BlodgettΔ FletcherΔ CascoΔ PikesΔ HarvardΔ LackawannaΔ Profitas IlasΔ Manitou Incline
2017Δ RockyΔ RockyΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ ManitouΔ ElbertΔ BlaurockΔ PikesΔ MatterhornΔ MaglicΔ BlodgettΔ Rocky
2018Δ ElbertΔ Manitou InclineΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ VeletaΔ GlacierΔ PikesΔ MassiveΔ DeseretΔ ManitouΔ Manitou InclineΔ Nam Long Shan
2019Δ Manitou InclineΔ RockyΔ Manitou InclineΔ ManitouΔ RockyΔ San GorgonioΔ RockyΔ PikesΔ ZugspitzeΔ LondonΔ BlodgettΔ Manitou
2020Δ Iztacc√≠huatl - Los PiesΔ Manitou InclineΔ Peak 10281Δ TuckawayΔ KnightsΔ ArkansasΔ Kit CarsonΔ Crestone NeedleΔ PigeonΔ GrizzlyΔ YaleΔ Peak 13078
2021Δ DemocratΔ South BlodgettΔ ShermanΔ Peak 12505Δ CentraliaΔ JonesΔ IceΔ CastleΔ Crestone NeedleΔ Manitou InclineΔ HuerfanaΔ Peak 13123
2022Δ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ GenevaΔ WhitecrossΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ PikesΔ Peak 13545Δ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou Incline
2023Δ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou InclineΔ Manitou Incline         


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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