Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Craig Willis'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 Park Point Lookout     
1992       Δ Domke    
1993          Δ Haywire Ridge 
2000     Δ PilchuckΔ Heybrook Ridge Δ House Rock   
2004          Δ Camelback 
2006    Δ Teutonia       
2007   Δ SiΔ SiΔ RainierΔ WhitneyΔ GraniteΔ ElbertΔ LookoutΔ MailboxΔ Magazine
2008   Δ HoodΔ Black ElkΔ HoodΔ Dirty HarrysΔ HumphreysΔ Saint HelensΔ Iron  
2009 Δ Jolly-XΔ TeneriffeΔ Hood-XΔ MitchellΔ HoodΔ GannettΔ Granite-XΔ StuartΔ Daniel-XΔ Anderson 
2010Δ San Juan HillΔ EvergreenΔ Goblin-XΔ FrogΔ GoblinΔ North GardnerΔ AdamsΔ DanielΔ MiseryΔ GunnΔ Big MuffinΔ McDonald
2011Δ HanerΔ Welldiggers AssΔ RoughhouseΔ Ten-FourΔ MissionΔ DragontailΔ BonanzaΔ RemmelΔ BoundaryΔ StrawberryΔ Hurricane Hill-XΔ Cleveland
2012Δ LemmonΔ AngelesΔ IronstoneΔ CrystalΔ Cannon-XΔ BakerΔ KingsΔ Buckner - NortheastΔ SilvertipΔ Bald EagleΔ HogbackΔ Lillian South
2013Δ SpinnakerΔ SkyhomelyishΔ HualapaiΔ MonumentalΔ TiffanyΔ White MountainΔ SacajaweaΔ SteensΔ BirkenheadΔ GrahamΔ DogΔ South
2014Δ Dodger PointΔ SiberiaΔ PinalΔ Sourdough Mountain - Peak 6107Δ Icicle RidgeΔ Duncan HillΔ Big LouΔ GraniteΔ MacFarlaneΔ StrawberryΔ Copper Mountain LookoutΔ Dillard Point Lookout Site
2015Δ HigleyΔ Soda PeaksΔ EldoradoΔ Teanaway ButteΔ GaribaldiΔ GilbertΔ JeffersonΔ Jefferson - North RidgeΔ Tyee Ridge - Peak 6998Δ TatooshΔ BlueΔ McCausland
2016Δ CrawfordΔ Evergreen Church HPΔ MagazineΔ FlingΔ SnowΔ UnicornΔ ShastaΔ Hatfields DaughterΔ Indian Head - WestΔ Little KachessΔ Cole Butte BenchmarkΔ Olallie
2017Δ OctopusΔ WrightsonΔ Elam BenchmarkΔ QuartzΔ Mauna KeaΔ BedalΔ ZugspitzeΔ BaldΔ PilchuckΔ Bayne ExistenceΔ SumasΔ Peak 795
2018Δ Ellis Δ Pleasant Valley Lookout SiteΔ High HutΔ Burch Mountain - NorthΔ WindyΔ Three FoolsΔ BaconΔ TogoΔ Bald Mountain - EastΔ NicolaiΔ Arbuckle
2019Δ Tusk O'GraniteΔ Castle RockΔ Old Baldy Δ StormyΔ BaldyΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ DiamondΔ North KingΔ SteamboatΔ BaldyΔ Fairfax Lookout Site
2020Δ MonadnockΔ CabinΔ StovepipeΔ Peak 3156Δ HorseshoeΔ Sawmill RidgeΔ TownsendΔ BlackΔ TomyhoiΔ QuartzΔ Anderson ButteΔ Black Diamond Hill Northwest
2021Δ WallΔ FizzleΔ Cumbersome HillΔ Rinker RidgeΔ JeffersonΔ HawkinsΔ Three BrothersΔ McGregorΔ KyesΔ PinnacleΔ Radio HillΔ Alder Benchmark
2022Δ WorthyΔ Peak 1080Δ KO Point LookoutΔ Chandler ButteΔ Neby Lookout TreeΔ WapaloosieΔ LichtenbergΔ LagoΔ Lemmon Δ Bald HillΔ Peak 2720
2023Δ Lookout HillΔ Peak 2700Δ Lions Mane         


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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