Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Gosnell'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  


1980       Δ Half Dome    
1983      Δ San Antonio     
1985      Δ WilsonΔ Iron    
1992      Δ SunsetΔ WilliamsonΔ IslipΔ Baden-PowellΔ Throop 
1993 Δ SilverΔ San Gabriel Δ Shay Δ San GorgonioΔ Ontario Δ KellerΔ GleasonΔ Etiwanda
1994Δ Liebre  Δ Harvard Δ DelamarΔ Waterman  Δ TelegraphΔ Vetter 
1995 Δ Barley FlatsΔ HillyerΔ PacificoΔ Reyes  Δ Hawkins    
1996    Δ HarwoodΔ San Jacinto      
1997 Δ Black  Δ Cucamonga  Δ GrouseΔ Granite Δ EmmaΔ Lukens
1998Δ PallettΔ IndianΔ MonroviaΔ IronΔ Gobblers KnobΔ CedarΔ Twin PeaksΔ Copter Ridge Δ Whitney Δ Bare
1999Δ SugarloafΔ Marie LouiseΔ Butler   Δ AndersonΔ GrinnellΔ Whitney  Δ Mill
2000      Δ Arctic PointΔ Grays  Δ Verdugo 
2001  Δ QuailΔ BrownΔ Jones Δ LangleyΔ Muir Δ Ken PointΔ IronΔ Whale
2002Δ BurntΔ Santa RosaΔ MartinezΔ Iron SpringΔ BighornΔ NeedhamΔ TahquitzΔ ElbertΔ Sawtooth Δ Scodie 
2003Δ Buck PointΔ MeeksΔ RabbitΔ HinesΔ Sam FinkΔ San AntonioΔ SundayΔ Telescope  Δ PintoΔ Eagle
2004Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ East OrdΔ AvawatzΔ Pleasant PointΔ Taylor DomeΔ OlanchaΔ White MountainΔ MontgomeryΔ DuboisΔ CharlestonΔ ManlyΔ Edgar
2005Δ CathedralΔ KeysΔ Santa PaulaΔ ClarkΔ GreylockΔ MuahΔ GouldΔ SplitΔ LeavittΔ BrownΔ GuadalupeΔ Granite
2006Δ GraniteΔ WilsonΔ SittonΔ New York Mountains HPΔ PallettΔ JeffersonΔ WilliamsonΔ TomΔ RitterΔ FrankishΔ Whipple Mountains HPΔ Old Woman
2007Δ Condor Δ McCulloughΔ PotosiΔ Homers NoseΔ CaltechΔ RussellΔ LeConteΔ LyellΔ Spanish NeedleΔ TelegraphΔ Superstition Benchmark
2008Δ Grapevine Δ TeutoniaΔ Saint Helena    Δ CahuengaΔ CastleΔ WilsonΔ Waterman
2009 Δ Weavers NeedleΔ TinΔ NorthΔ KeynotΔ ShastaΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ WheelerΔ McAdieΔ MillsΔ Apache 
2010Δ Saddle Peak EastΔ CalabasasΔ PicachoΔ OatΔ ExcelsiorΔ RixfordΔ StanfordΔ KeithΔ North Guardian AngelΔ GrayΔ DiabloΔ Sugarloaf Hill
2011Δ DiabloΔ Panamint ButteΔ TuckiΔ SentinelΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ BirchΔ Red SlateΔ Joe DevelΔ DiabloΔ Shell RidgeΔ EagleΔ Palmer
2012Δ Wall PointΔ South CampΔ China WallΔ EagleΔ CarmelΔ Lamarck Δ Round TopΔ UniversityΔ Sugarloaf HillΔ PikesΔ Las Trampas
2013Δ DiabloΔ EagleΔ NavajoΔ BarnardΔ EagleΔ EmersonΔ Roc de FranceΔ RodgersΔ Sugarloaf HillΔ Three SistersΔ DeerΔ Diablo
2014Δ RiscoΔ Sugarloaf HillΔ del PinacateΔ MoapaΔ VirginΔ HumphreysΔ North PalisadeΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Sugarloaf HillΔ MercedΔ Peak 1038Δ Peavine
2015Δ New York ButteΔ Wall PointΔ Bald KnobΔ GoatΔ DavidsonΔ ShermanΔ KaweahΔ CarrauntoohilΔ WheelΔ Donner RidgeΔ Diablo 
2016Δ EagleΔ WildroseΔ Diablo  Δ Mauna KeaΔ Palisade CrestΔ Hale Δ Glacier RidgeΔ Diablo 
2017Δ Kessler  Δ DiscoveryΔ Eagle Δ Winchell    Δ Burdell
2018   Δ Diablo  Δ DiabloΔ MidwayΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ Diablo
2019Δ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ Diablo Δ Diablo Δ WaterhouseΔ Huxley Δ San JoaquinΔ Little CorkscrewΔ Hood
2020Δ SheepheadΔ EagleΔ TongvaΔ OedipusΔ DiabloΔ MonumentΔ ColosseumΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ HamiltonΔ ConnessΔ Ubehebe
2021Δ HaleakalaΔ Lela BenchmarkΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ Diablo       


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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