Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ian Lauder'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  


2009         Δ Mailbox  
2010 Δ Si  Δ DennyΔ ColumbiaΔ RainierΔ Sloan    
2011Δ HexΔ Keechelus RidgeΔ Mildred PointΔ BanderaΔ Saint HelensΔ ColchuckΔ Little TahomaΔ PughΔ AdamsΔ FortuneΔ SnoqualmieΔ Iron
2012Δ WashingtonΔ BaldyΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ BearheadΔ ColchuckΔ GuyeΔ Goat IslandΔ SnowfieldΔ Sloan Δ Spark Plug-XΔ Teebone Ridge
2013Δ JoveΔ Icicle RidgeΔ AraratΔ Spark Plug-XΔ Saint HelensΔ BakerΔ Little TahomaΔ TrappersΔ SloanΔ CarneΔ ScarfaceΔ Defiance
2014Δ Cowlitz RocksΔ BerryΔ Castle Δ Dragontail Δ EldoradoΔ ShuksanΔ Observation RockΔ TomyhoiΔ Cotopaxi 
2015Δ Teebone RidgeΔ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107Δ EldoradoΔ North GardnerΔ OlympusΔ BakerΔ Cutthroat-XΔ IngallsΔ Golden HornΔ Esmeralda Peaks-W PkΔ Cow HeavenΔ Teebone Ridge-X
2016 Δ Icicle RidgeΔ Eldorado-XΔ Stetattle RidgeΔ Hood-XΔ Silver StarΔ Huayna Potos√≠Δ IngallsΔ Observation Rock Δ LookoutΔ Teebone Ridge
2017Δ AraratΔ Washington Δ SatulickΔ RainierΔ SahaleΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ FernowΔ McMillan SpireΔ Oval  
2018Δ Cowlitz Rocks Δ EldoradoΔ ColchuckΔ RainierΔ RainierΔ VallunarajuΔ StuartΔ Martin  Δ Mildred Point
2019Δ ChairΔ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107-XΔ Middle ChiwaukumΔ EldoradoΔ DragontailΔ BakerΔ DomeΔ StuartΔ Cowlitz ChimneysΔ SahaleΔ Abernathy 
2020 Δ ChairΔ Teebone Ridge Δ BigelowΔ ReynoldsΔ BucknerΔ LoganΔ TowerΔ LagoΔ Cashmere-XΔ Davis
2021Δ CastleΔ EllinorΔ EightmileΔ Raven RidgeΔ JackΔ TerrorΔ BonanzaΔ MesahchieΔ RemmelΔ MonumentΔ Lillian SouthΔ Moolock


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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