Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Erik Siering's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1985     Δ Baden-Powell      
1988     Δ San GorgonioΔ San AntonioΔ WhitneyΔ Baden-PowellΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ Ontario
1989Δ HarvardΔ Waterman  Δ StrawberryΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ WhitneyΔ GleasonΔ San Bernardino EastΔ Peak 6930Δ LewisΔ Pinos
1990  Δ BurntΔ BareΔ San AntonioΔ StrawberryΔ WhitneyΔ StrawberryΔ StrawberryΔ DelamarΔ SundayΔ Palm View
1991Δ Reyes Δ LincolnΔ KeynotΔ San GorgonioΔ KernΔ UniversityΔ TunnaboraΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ CraftsΔ Tip Top
1992Δ JuneΔ WatermanΔ RattlesnakeΔ ConstanceΔ Coyote PeaksΔ TomΔ RussellΔ WhitneyΔ HumphreysΔ GiraudΔ ToroΔ Kratka Ridge
1993Δ Waterman Mountain North Summit 83Δ Hemlock RidgeΔ CorkscrewΔ San JacintoΔ WilliamsonΔ TelescopeΔ White MountainΔ KaweahΔ WhitneyΔ DicksΔ PyramidΔ Snow Summit
1994Δ Turtle Mountains HPΔ Kratka RidgeΔ ClarkΔ New York ButteΔ HumphreysΔ North PalisadeΔ DarwinΔ WhitneyΔ WheelerΔ Winnedumah Paiute MonumentΔ Chalk HillΔ Baldy Notch
1995Δ CarsonΔ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ Hemlock RidgeΔ MorganΔ BirchΔ ShastaΔ MorganΔ WhitneyΔ CamiacaΔ AkawieΔ Round
1996Δ Hemlock RidgeΔ French Madame Δ Lookout PointΔ ChacaltayaΔ Illimani-XΔ NewcombΔ HaleΔ WhitneyΔ BalconyΔ DeerΔ Monrovia
1997Δ StrawberryΔ RattlesnakeΔ Si Δ CandlelightΔ MillsΔ TyndallΔ GayleyΔ Temple CragΔ WhitneyΔ San AntonioΔ Thunder
1998Δ MarionΔ Warren PointΔ ThunderΔ San AntonioΔ Devils BackboneΔ San AntonioΔ LangleyΔ Norman ClydeΔ WinchellΔ WhitneyΔ San AntonioΔ San Antonio
1999Δ San GorgonioΔ AconcaguaΔ Conglomerate MesaΔ ThunderΔ Ed LaneΔ TowerΔ LeConteΔ CorcoranΔ WhitneyΔ OrizabaΔ MammothΔ Bear
2000Δ CornellΔ AndersonΔ ThunderΔ SnowΔ KeynotΔ White MountainΔ Palisade CrestΔ WhitneyΔ SillΔ WhorlΔ Inyo Peak 10307Δ San Gorgonio
2001Δ QueenΔ WoodsonΔ VerdugoΔ San AntonioΔ BridgeΔ DisappointmentΔ MendelΔ TableΔ WhitneyΔ Francis FarquharΔ San GorgonioΔ Lowe
2002Δ CahuengaΔ ZionΔ La Quinta BenchmarkΔ San AntonioΔ Lookout PointΔ LoweΔ IronΔ HollywoodΔ WhitneyΔ IndependenceΔ Panorama DomeΔ San Antonio
2003Δ San AntonioΔ LeeΔ Hole In The WallΔ Minaret SummitΔ Minaret SummitΔ San AntonioΔ Peak 2250Δ San GabrielΔ WhitneyΔ Wotans ThroneΔ WrightsonΔ San Antonio
2004Δ ThunderΔ Thunder Δ High Peak (Goat Peak)Δ HogueΔ Discovery PinnacleΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ WhitneyΔ AscutneyΔ WindowΔ Thunder
2005Δ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ Hemlock RidgeΔ LincolnΔ ConeΔ San AntonioΔ PikesΔ GouldΔ WhitneyΔ MustangΔ San AntonioΔ Azusa
2006Δ San Antonio Δ ThunderΔ LincolnΔ San AntonioΔ CucamongaΔ San AntonioΔ WheelerΔ WhitneyΔ San AntonioΔ HastingsΔ Cathedral Rock
2007Δ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ Hemlock RidgeΔ CamelBackΔ CucamongaΔ San GorgonioΔ StrawberryΔ WilsonΔ WhitneyΔ CarsonΔ QuandaryΔ San Antonio
2008Δ San AntonioΔ Woodland Ridge KnollΔ ThunderΔ San AntonioΔ Garfield BenchmarkΔ WilliamsonΔ Devils BackboneΔ WhitneyΔ IronΔ Devils BackboneΔ San AntonioΔ Lowe
2009Δ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ Hole In The WallΔ Peak 9668Δ San AntonioΔ Peak 3508Δ LangleyΔ ThroopΔ WhitneyΔ ThunderΔ San AntonioΔ Coyote Benchmark
2010Δ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ ThunderΔ San Antonio Δ Sentinel DomeΔ SimiΔ WhitakerΔ WhitneyΔ Mule EarsΔ Tick
2011Δ ThunderΔ Hemlock Ridge Δ ConeΔ Odell BenchmarkΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Santa RosaΔ LukensΔ LassenΔ WhitneyΔ BradleyΔ Baldy Notch
2012Δ NobΔ Calabasas Δ Peak 3332Δ JupiterΔ Baldwin BenchmarkΔ Bee FlatΔ Peak 1800Δ WhitneyΔ Kenter Ridge HPΔ BoneyΔ San Antonio
2013Δ Peak 4771Δ ThunderΔ Point 4668 Δ Peak 1817Δ DavisΔ San Antonio Δ CalabasasΔ WhitneyΔ Baldy Ski HutΔ San Antonio
2014Δ Point 2633 Δ Point 2633Δ TemescalΔ LadyfaceΔ Hearst TankΔ San VicenteΔ Gaviota Pass OverlookΔ San AntonioΔ LadyfaceΔ Baldy Ski Hut 
2015   Δ Angel Vista PointΔ MayΔ Gizmo BenchmarkΔ San Pedro HillΔ San VicenteΔ LawlorΔ San GabrielΔ San AntonioΔ Bell Canyon
2016  Δ Peak 1680 Δ Baldwin Hills Scenic OverlookΔ McAuleyΔ San JacintoΔ Tataviam PointΔ WhitneyΔ Baldy Ski HutΔ Peak 1250Δ Mission Point
2017Δ Temescal   Δ JonesΔ San AntonioΔ Peak 5705Δ MonroviaΔ San VicenteΔ Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park HPΔ Echo 
2018Δ Topanga LookoutΔ HermanΔ Hummingbird     Δ Peak 4325 Δ Gorgonio BenchmarkΔ Baldy Ski Hut
2019    Δ Edom HillΔ Panorama DomeΔ StrawberryΔ LadyfaceΔ StrawberryΔ Dibblee Hill Δ Bradley
2020Δ West Fuji  Δ Debs HPΔ JosephineΔ Triunfo LookoutΔ DisappointmentΔ Top of Topanga Overlook Δ VerdugoΔ Santa RosaΔ Sullivan Canyon Overlook
2021 Δ PickensΔ Peak 4685Δ BaileyΔ ToroΔ Peak 4202Δ San Antonio Δ Malibu Lagoon State Beach HPΔ Little PineΔ Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach HPΔ Kimball
2022Δ Peak 2871Δ Point 2889  Δ Beartrap Bluff     Δ EdnaΔ Temescal


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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