Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rhonda Bolton'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  


1971       Δ Mitchell    
1981       Δ Mission    
1992    Δ Hood       
1993     Δ Dog      
2000         Δ Second Burroughs  
2001       Δ Glacier View    
2002    Δ Dog Δ Silver Star Δ Abercrombie Δ Constitution 
2003      Δ Olallie Butte     
2004 Δ Dog   Δ Boistfort    Δ Lakeview 
2005      Δ Bachelor     
2006   Δ HuffakerΔ Wildcat  Δ Ellen    
2007   Δ Pinos  Δ Silver Star    Δ Hamilton
2008   Δ Wrightson   Δ Pikes    
2009Δ Haleakala           
2010  Δ MitchellΔ Burnt  Δ South PointΔ Lookout    
2011     Δ Black Elk      
2012Δ Pine  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Panorama Point Δ Lost Lake Butte Δ Frog Lake ButtesΔ Constitution  
2013 Δ Cascade Head HP      Δ Larch   
2014Δ Elk        Δ Dutton Cliff  
2015    Δ Elk       
2016Δ Peterson Butte  Δ Green    Δ Virginia   
2017     Δ Round      
2019Δ Kenyon           
2020  Δ Peak 450         
2021Δ Cougar  Δ Gordon    Δ Peck HillΔ Washington  
2022Δ Humbug           


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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