Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Darren Knezek'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  


1972      Δ Rainbow Point     
1983       Δ Wheeler    
1987        Δ Liberty Island HP   
1988      Δ Guadalupe     
1989     Δ Black Mesa      
1995    Δ Half Dome      Δ Crystal
1996       Δ Lone    
1998      Δ Symmetry SpireΔ Grand TetonΔ Lone   
1999       Δ Timpanogos    
2001     Δ Graham   Δ Castleton Tower  
2002 Δ Cedar          
2003      Δ Timpanogos     
2004       Δ Bald    
2005        Δ Castleton Tower   
2007      Δ Lily RockΔ Wolfs HeadΔ Kilauea  Δ Ancient Art - Corkscrew Summit
2008    Δ Ship Rock Δ Y  Δ Independence MonumentΔ Mauna Kea 
2009Δ Castleton Tower  Δ Ancient Art - Corkscrew Summit      Δ Kingfisher Tower 
2010 Δ Spanish ForkΔ Titan TowerΔ TimpanogosΔ NeboΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ RainierΔ RainierΔ Black ElkΔ FreedomΔ Ancient Art - Corkscrew Summit 
2011  Δ Provo  Δ TimpanogosΔ RainierΔ ElbertΔ Granite Δ Titan Tower 
2012Δ MapleΔ Flat TopΔ NeboΔ PfeifferhornΔ DenaliΔ NorthΔ Lions HeadΔ Markagunt HillsΔ Eccentric Benchmark  Δ Bordeaux
2013  Δ Loafer Mountain-CentralΔ ProvoΔ IbapahΔ ShastaΔ Charles MoundΔ Devils Tower   Δ Orizaba
2014  Δ TimpanogosΔ WhitneyΔ GraysΔ Red CastleΔ Rainier Δ North TentΔ Kingfisher TowerΔ Kingfisher Tower 
2015Δ Humphreys Δ Ben LomondΔ Tukuhnikivatz Δ KingsΔ Boundary Δ Peale   
2016  Δ Belknap  Δ Sneffels Δ Provo East    
2017   Δ Black CrookΔ George H HansenΔ EmmonsΔ Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim     
2019 Δ Lea CoHP          
2020     Δ Loma AltaΔ Bald KnollΔ Roosevelt CoHPΔ Andrews CoHP   


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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