Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dennis Stewart'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  


1970      Δ Scotts Bluff     
1971       Δ Pikes    
1972       Δ Longs    
1974      Δ LongsΔ Longs    
1975      Δ YpsilonΔ Longs    
1977     Δ LongsΔ LongsΔ Twin Sisters Peaks    
1978     Δ FairchildΔ Longs     
1979     Δ FairchildΔ Longs     
1980     Δ CarbonateΔ LongsΔ Longs    
1981     Δ FairchildΔ LongsΔ Longs    
1982      Δ Sundance     
1983     Δ CarbonateΔ HaguesΔ Shasta-X    
1984     Δ FairchildΔ EvansΔ Longs    
1985       Δ Longs    
1986      Δ MagazineΔ Shasta   Δ Hawkeye Point
1987     Δ WashingtonΔ Wheeler     
1988     Δ Black ElkΔ Elbert     
1989     Δ MitchellΔ WhitneyΔ Granite    
1990  Δ Judea  Δ Black ElkΔ Rainier   Δ GuadalupeΔ Taum Sauk
1991     Δ EvansΔ Whitney     
1992    Δ Hawkeye PointΔ MitchellΔ ElbertΔ Elbrus Δ Rogers  
1993      Δ RainierΔ Elbert    
1994     Δ Brasstown BaldΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe    
1995      Δ ElbertΔ Rogers    
1996      Δ of the Holy CrossΔ White Butte    
1997      Δ Antero  Δ MonkeyΔ Monkey 
1998     Δ WyomingΔ Gannett     
1999     Δ Massive  Δ Taum Sauk   
2000Δ Clingmans Dome Δ Monkey  Δ DenaliΔ Mauna Kea     
2001Δ EmoryΔ Toll Δ MagazineΔ Standing Indian BenchmarkΔ Wayah Bald Δ Uncompahgre   Δ Orizaba-X
2002 Δ Panorama Point  Δ Lafayette CoHP  Δ Elbert  Δ Taum Sauk 
2003    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Big BaldΔ GannettΔ Hawkeye Point  Δ Monkey 
2004          Δ Monkey 
2005      Δ Mitchell     
2009      Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary    
2010Δ Britton Hill       Δ Taum Sauk   
2011    Δ Pilot Rock Δ Hawkeye PointΔ DavisΔ Mitchell  Δ Sherrill Mound
2012Δ Bald KnobΔ Aconcagua-X Δ Entre Rios HP Δ Jackson CoHP-X Δ Mound BogardΔ Russell Δ King Hill 
2013    Δ Great DuneΔ Rainbow PointΔ Taum SaukΔ LongsΔ Copeland  Δ Brasstown Bald
2014Δ Smith-X Δ Sunflower   Δ Rabun BaldΔ Dicks KnobΔ Fuji-sanΔ Bunker HillΔ Hoosier HillΔ Magazine
2015Δ Osceola National Forest HP Δ WhitneyΔ Bon Aqua Lookout TowerΔ Carroll CoHP Δ Whitetail   Δ Wilson HillΔ Stouts Point
2016Δ RichΔ MagazineΔ Turner Ward KnobΔ Pena de la Escurpia (Punto Alto)Δ Alto de San Roque-XΔ Grand Canyon National Park HP Δ Granite  Δ Lima 
2017Δ Big BaldΔ Greasy Hills-X Δ South Wolfpen RidgeΔ FlattopΔ Wolf Lake LookoutΔ Lincoln    Δ Scales Lookout
2018Δ MagazineΔ Buffalo-XΔ Robbers RoostΔ Hightower Bald  Δ BlancaΔ Yale Δ Castle Rock Point (unofficial) Δ Devils Horn
2019Δ Rattlesnake Island HighpointΔ Hobe BenchmarkΔ Le Conte  Δ CapulinΔ Elbert   Δ Bush 
2020     Δ Pinnacle Δ KingsΔ Painter Δ North FranklinΔ Dallas HP
2021   Δ Fair Grove Mound Δ Panther Creek State Park HPΔ SummitΔ Tokewanna  Δ Peak 3320 
2022Δ Twins - West Δ Spruce KnobΔ Freemans ViewΔ OdakotaΔ Pilot KnobΔ CharlestonΔ Quandary-X    
2023Δ Blackrock           


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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