Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Sumner'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  


1973     Δ Hollywood      
1984       Δ MaderaΔ HarvardΔ Strawberry Δ Disappointment
1985Δ Josephine Δ San Gabriel Δ San GabrielΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ Vetter Δ StrawberryΔ Disappointment
1986Δ HarvardΔ LawlorΔ PiestewaΔ WilsonΔ CucamongaΔ San GorgonioΔ BighornΔ WatermanΔ CharlestonΔ Twin Peaks  
1987Δ SunsetΔ San AntonioΔ StrawberryΔ TimberΔ LewisΔ HumphreysΔ WhitneyΔ CirqueΔ AndersonΔ WaucobaΔ GraniteΔ Potosi
1988Δ Gobblers KnobΔ ConstanceΔ RattlesnakeΔ ToroΔ GrinnellΔ CharlestonΔ TelescopeΔ ShastaΔ AltaΔ New York ButteΔ Little San GorgonioΔ Scodie
1989Δ Nopah Range HPΔ GraniteΔ TecuyaΔ FrazierΔ InyoΔ BoundaryΔ White MountainΔ IrvineΔ MatterhornΔ Peak 8350Δ SmithΔ Ortega
1990Δ PyramidΔ ClarkΔ AlamoΔ Nelson Range HPΔ GlassΔ North MaggieΔ GouldΔ DanaΔ San AntonioΔ CuyapaipeΔ Winston RidgeΔ Palm View
1991Δ Iron SpringΔ PinyonΔ HayfordΔ OnyxΔ PallettΔ CathedralΔ MalloryΔ BrewerΔ BighornΔ RussellΔ SentinelΔ Granite
1992Δ HarwoodΔ Panamint ButteΔ Topatopa BluffΔ WinstonΔ RoyceΔ GayleyΔ HaleΔ GilbertΔ PattersonΔ SpanishΔ Baden-PowellΔ Mauna Kea
1993Δ Stewart PointΔ LawlorΔ VirginΔ San JacintoΔ JeffersonΔ DuboisΔ Joe DevelΔ WinchellΔ Waller MinaretΔ San GorgonioΔ Twin PeaksΔ Wilshire
1994Δ Galena Peak WestΔ PyramidΔ ClarkΔ New York ButteΔ UniversityΔ HumphreysΔ AbbotΔ EmersonΔ LeConteΔ Voon Meng LeowΔ HarwoodΔ Suicide Rock
1995Δ Carsons BenchmarkΔ Wilson Δ Inyo Peak 10307Δ MorganΔ BirchΔ ShastaΔ SillΔ PattersonΔ TelescopeΔ KunaΔ Round
1996Δ Sawmill PointΔ RoseΔ KeynotΔ Owens PointΔ ChacaltayaΔ Lost CannonΔ Da-ek Dow Go-etΔ Twin PeaksΔ IronΔ IndependenceΔ TamarackΔ Tamarack
1997 Δ InyoΔ RoseΔ Ed Lane PointΔ CandlelightΔ CardinalΔ WallaceΔ AgassizΔ FlorenceΔ HaeckelΔ FreelΔ Haleakala
1998Δ MarionΔ SlideΔ RoseΔ InyoΔ Voon Meng LeowΔ PotatoΔ ElbertΔ RelayΔ MammothΔ GenoaΔ HunterΔ Wilson
1999 Δ CosoΔ Conglomerate MesaΔ Peak 7750Δ OlanchaΔ Desert CreekΔ Peak 9225 Δ WhitneyΔ MonumentΔ TallacΔ Brown
2000Δ Tamarack Δ InyoΔ JonesΔ SplitΔ White MountainΔ WilliamsonΔ DeerhornΔ TyndallΔ JohnsonΔ PattersonΔ Glass
2001Δ Last ChanceΔ East OrdΔ TamarackΔ SentinelΔ TinemahaΔ LamarckΔ KeithΔ MendelΔ DadeΔ StripedΔ Last Chance Peak 8129Δ Marble Benchmark
2002Δ PerryΔ Chloride CliffΔ BareΔ HaydenΔ OlanchaΔ Discovery PinnacleΔ TrojanΔ BlackΔ WhitneyΔ StarrΔ White TopΔ Bald
2003Δ WahguyheΔ GoldΔ Goldbelt BenchmarkΔ HualapaiΔ CirqueΔ PickeringΔ CaltechΔ Point PowellΔ WhitneyΔ BarcroftΔ Long John PointΔ Thunder
2004Δ Forgotten PointΔ Peak 6163Δ Voon Meng LeowΔ McGeeΔ HogueΔ CorcoranΔ BarnardΔ West VidetteΔ HilgardΔ Sky HavenΔ LoneΔ Bald
2005Δ Lead BenchmarkΔ Darwin BenchmarkΔ Peak 7161Δ MustangΔ ConeΔ Benton PointΔ East HeadleyΔ Steamboat ProwΔ WhitneyΔ Volcanic RidgeΔ Mono JimΔ Soldier
2006Δ Peak 6173Δ Peak 7055Δ Casa BenchmarkΔ KeynotΔ GlassΔ LaurelΔ WoollybackΔ Mammoth CrestΔ BlacktopΔ McGeeΔ RickeyΔ Peak 10452
2007Δ Between BenchmarkΔ Gold Hill-S PkΔ Peak 3198Δ Peak 8648Δ Peak 10727Δ GibbsΔ RodgersΔ LamarckΔ WheelerΔ GlassΔ MammothΔ Valley Benchmark
2008Δ Indian HeadΔ Peak 7920Δ Colville RidgeΔ Coyote HPΔ DuboisΔ JeffersonΔ SplitΔ GabbΔ WallaceΔ Peak 7979Δ HarrisΔ Peak 8840
2009Δ FairviewΔ Peak 8770Δ PilotΔ Buckley BenchmarkΔ MontgomeryΔ DiamondΔ PyramidΔ Bolton BrownΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ MalloryΔ MorganΔ Peak 8625
2010Δ Indian Head Δ Marys Mountain-S PkΔ Valley BenchmarkΔ PilotΔ DuboisΔ MercedΔ TunnaboraΔ CaltechΔ Schell Creek Peak 3595Δ TableΔ Llama
2011Δ Big KasockΔ Rand RidgeΔ Peak 8257Δ BlackΔ KumivaΔ CharlestonΔ BagoΔ BannerΔ HaleΔ MoreyΔ DonnellyΔ White Mountains Peak 10920
2012Δ LimestoneΔ Peak 6960Δ Inyo Peak 10151Δ RawhideΔ Patterson-NW PkΔ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ HuntingtonΔ HosebagΔ Tioga CrestΔ DeseretΔ GoshuteΔ Worthington
2013Δ ChicagoΔ Baldwin BenchmarkΔ SheepΔ SignalΔ DelanoΔ HaystackΔ Schell Creek Peak 3587Δ False PyramidΔ Silver Creek BaldyΔ WardΔ Peak 9040Δ Huntoon Benchmark
2014Δ AdamΔ Coso Range Wilderness HPΔ CainΔ TimberΔ SonomaΔ Peak 11357Δ PearlΔ ParsonsΔ GreenΔ Lamarck NorthΔ Quinn Canyon Range HPΔ West Humboldt Range HP
2015Δ RaweΔ GraniteΔ Peak 8960Δ Peak 9311Δ TenaboΔ WalkerΔ RubyΔ PowellΔ Keyhole PlateauΔ BuckΔ Hannan Range HPΔ Eagle Crags
2016Δ DesertΔ Parrot PointΔ Surprise Canyon Wilderness HPΔ Bales BenchmarkΔ Peak 9420Δ Peak 11062Δ Flat TopΔ Twelve FlagsΔ Peak 11440Δ Peak 10400Δ Peak 10440Δ Badger
2017Δ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ Klondyke Hills HPΔ LamontΔ Peak 8080Δ Butte Mountains HPΔ San GorgonioΔ RoscoΔ Peak 3994Δ TimpanogosΔ South SisterΔ SilverΔ Rainbow Mountain Wilderness HP
2018Δ Banded Ridge HPΔ Bristol Mountains HPΔ SawmillΔ BallΔ Peak 12,525'Δ Anna MillsΔ Peak 10721Δ Crumbly SpireΔ North PalisadeΔ TableΔ North Yolla BollyΔ Table Top
2019Δ New York BenchmarkΔ Peak 6942Δ DeceptionΔ Peak 6960Δ Peak 7009Δ Peak 10080Δ CastleΔ Basin Mountain-SW PkΔ BuckΔ Mud Creek GlacierΔ EagleΔ Pleasants
2020Δ Ireteba PeaksΔ Peak 5284Δ Peak 6370Δ Peak 8874Δ New Range HPΔ TamarackΔ False WhiteΔ Mono PassΔ PatriciaΔ StagΔ Peak 6093Δ La Madre Mountain Wilderness HP
2021Δ Middle KnobΔ DaylightΔ RainbowΔ Peak 7800Δ Army Pass PointΔ PalmerΔ BoundaryΔ MurielΔ Peak 11255Δ FletcherΔ MessengerΔ Trabuco
2022Δ Little Pine Mountain BenchmarkΔ Santa Paula Δ El Montanon        


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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