Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Schwab'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  


1967         Δ Monadnock  
1975      Δ Pikes     
1979     Δ MarysΔ South SisterΔ Middle Sister Δ Hood  
1980  Δ Diablo  Δ DiamondΔ North SisterΔ ShastaΔ Jefferson   
1981       Δ WhitneyΔ Adams   
1982      Δ Grays     
1983      Δ Elbert     
1984        Δ Huron   
1986       Δ Sacajawea Δ Sawtooth Δ San Gorgonio
1987      Δ Alta Vista     
1991    Δ Twin Sisters       
1992      Δ Adams Δ MassiveΔ Greylock  
1993      Δ RainierΔ Mitchell    
1994      Δ RogersΔ BorahΔ AnteroΔ Charles Mound  
1995 Δ Hoosier HillΔ Magazine  Δ Washington Δ KingsΔ Harvard   
1996     Δ Second BurroughsΔ ZionΔ Scotts BluffΔ Shavano   
1997  Δ Charlies Bunion   Δ RedcloudΔ Greylock  Δ Campbell Hill 
1998  Δ Cougar  Δ PinnacleΔ UncompahgreΔ Dege    
1999       Δ Second BurroughsΔ Burroughs   
2000      Δ HandiesΔ EvansΔ GreylockΔ High Point  
2001  Δ Fairfield CoHP  Δ South Johnson HillΔ Devils PlaygroundΔ Steens Δ Graham Benchmark  
2002    Δ Huntersfield Δ PineΔ Greenhorn   Δ Twombly
2003    Δ Morris CoHP Δ DeseretΔ WheelerΔ Calhoun CoHPΔ Hunter Δ Todt Hill
2004  Δ Harrison CoHP Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHPΔ EllenΔ SneffelsΔ Blanca  Δ Blue Mountain-Lehigh CoHPΔ Kent CoHP
2005    Δ SnowyΔ SewardΔ LafayetteΔ Crooks TowerΔ Croydon   
2006    Δ Wibaux CoHP Δ Old Speck  Δ Waters Hill  
2007      Δ Thunder Butte Δ Seward Δ Sullivan CoHP 
2008Δ Washington CoHP Δ Chase CoHP Δ Taylor Δ PettingellΔ IbapahΔ Quirauk   
2009  Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Clancy BenchmarkΔ Thorny Flat    Δ Forsyth CoHP
2010   Δ BaldheadΔ Tower Hill Δ RoseΔ SonoraΔ PinnacleΔ Bee Knob HillΔ Parksville KnobΔ Putnam CoHP
2011Δ Powhatan CoHP Δ BuffaloΔ Brevard CoHP Δ Mesa LeonΔ San Jacinto  Δ Limestone KnobΔ Dickhum Benchmark AreaΔ Reeds
2012  Δ Green River Knob Δ FeldbergΔ ZugspitzeΔ WatchmanΔ VacaΔ JeffersonΔ Stony Tower HillΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Chestnut Ridge
2013Δ Tower Hill Δ EdwardΔ EdwardΔ GreylockΔ Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide PointΔ Peters Mountain-Southwest SlopeΔ EddyΔ Roan High KnobΔ Little RidgeΔ PriestΔ Pinnacle
2014   Δ EdwardΔ WilcoxΔ BCGNP Public Land HPΔ Black ButteΔ Balsam BeartownΔ LemmonΔ Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple DivideΔ ChiricahuaΔ Pickles Butte
2015 Δ Blood Δ RandallΔ LookoutΔ Red Cone  Δ RoundΔ Great Warren Dune Δ Berry Hill
2016 Δ Leith HillΔ GornergratΔ Surrey HillΔ SnowdonΔ Bear Δ YoungsΔ Augur HillΔ Blood HillΔ Rabun Bald 
2017   Δ RandallΔ RandallΔ Tower HillΔ Crum HillΔ Franklin CoHPΔ Standing Indian Δ Pinal 
2018   Δ Umbrella HillΔ EdwardΔ RaimerΔ White RocksΔ Black Elk Δ Ekonk HillΔ PinnacleΔ Pikes
2019Δ Tower Hill Δ CoronadoΔ Tower HillΔ Clingmans DomeΔ PikesΔ CrowΔ GarfieldΔ Greylock Δ Mars Hill 
2020  Δ Tower HillΔ Tower HillΔ Randall Δ PikesΔ Tower HillΔ Stuffley KnobΔ Saugatuck Dunes State Park HPΔ Sanctuary Woods Preserve HPΔ Tower Hill
2021 Δ Tower HillΔ EdwardΔ Pikes        


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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