Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Paul McClellan'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  


1975     Δ Maxwell ButteΔ MarionΔ Bull of the WoodsΔ Middle Sister   
1976     Δ LarchΔ Nesmith PointΔ TriangulationΔ South Sister   
1977      Δ AdamsΔ Thielsen    
1978    Δ HoodΔ HoodΔ HoodΔ Jefferson    
1979    Δ LaramieΔ HoodΔ AdamsΔ GraniteΔ South Sister   
1980     Δ HoodΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ Three Fingered Jack   
1981      Δ HoodΔ JeffersonΔ Scott   
1982      Δ StuartΔ JeffersonΔ Blanca   
1983     Δ HoodΔ StuartΔ Washington    
1984     Δ HoodΔ HoodΔ Middle SisterΔ Middle Teton   
1985  Δ Paulina Δ HoodΔ HoodΔ Jefferson Δ Wheeler  Δ Hayrick Butte
1986   Δ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ConeΔ JeffersonΔ Whitney    
1987   Δ HoodΔ Hood Δ RainierΔ Grand TetonΔ StuartΔ South Sister Δ Hood
1988Δ South Sister   Δ HoodΔ ShastaΔ JeffersonΔ South SisterΔ WhitneyΔ White Mountain Δ Hood
1989 Δ Hood Δ Hood Δ HoodΔ RainierΔ Bugaboo SpireΔ Washington  Δ Hood
1990Δ Orizaba    Δ HoodΔ North PalisadeΔ SloanΔ Jefferson   
1991 Δ HoodΔ Broken Top Δ ShastaΔ South SisterΔ Rainier Δ Elbert  Δ Shasta
1992Δ Cotopaxi   Δ Hood  Δ Glacier    
1993 Δ Saint Helens  Δ HoodΔ HoodΔ BakerΔ Adams   Δ Hood
1994 Δ HoodΔ Marys Δ Hood Δ BakerΔ EldoradoΔ Maude   
1995     Δ Monkey FaceΔ Clark Δ Fernow   
1996 Δ Hood  Δ ShastaΔ DenaliΔ AdamsΔ BonanzaΔ North Sister   
1997 Δ Camelback Δ HaleakalaΔ Hood Δ BakerΔ LoganΔ Seven Fingered Jack   
1998     Δ WilliamsonΔ WhitneyΔ JeffersonΔ Ingalls   
1999    Δ Hood Δ Dome     
2000 Δ Hood Δ McLoughlinΔ HoodΔ Three Fingered Jack Δ South SisterΔ Thielsen   
2001    Δ HoodΔ PolemoniumΔ PisgahΔ BlackΔ Unicorn  Δ Hood
2002   Δ Bachelor Δ South SisterΔ Strawberry Δ Stuart Δ Ball Butte 
2003Δ Paulina    Δ South Sister Δ SpickardΔ Thielsen   
2004   Δ HoodΔ BachelorΔ South Sister Δ Three Fingered JackΔ South Sister  Δ Hood
2005     Δ Thielsen Δ JeffersonΔ Black Crater   
2006    Δ TumaloΔ LangleyΔ BaileyΔ WashingtonΔ Hager   
2007  Δ Hood  Δ StarlightΔ Hillman Δ Gearhart   
2008      Δ South SisterΔ HuronΔ MaroonΔ StrawberryΔ Gray Butte 
2009    Δ HoodΔ AnteroΔ Three Fingered JackΔ South SisterΔ Drake   
2010   Δ GuadalupeΔ HoodΔ Whitney  Δ Graham   
2011    Δ BachelorΔ Massive Δ DiamondΔ BorahΔ La Plata  
2012      Δ Van Patten ButteΔ Park Point LookoutΔ South SisterΔ GraysΔ Odell Butte 
2013  Δ Lemmon Δ HoodΔ SneffelsΔ BaldΔ AneroidΔ South SisterΔ Sandia Crest  
2014Δ Mauna Kea Δ Graham  Δ EvansΔ UnionΔ She DevilΔ RedΔ Lincoln  
2015 Δ RinconΔ WrightsonΔ MicaΔ Horse RidgeΔ South SisterΔ Cougar Pond SouthwestΔ GrassΔ PealeΔ South SisterΔ MillerΔ Atascosa
2016Δ Gu AchiΔ AjoΔ LemmonΔ TurnbullΔ BachelorΔ IronsideΔ AshlandΔ WashingtonΔ Twin Peaks Δ WindowΔ Glenn
2017Δ CoyoteΔ BassettΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ Cochise Head Δ GraybackΔ Red ButteΔ West OnionΔ PikesΔ BaldyΔ BaboquivariΔ Browns
2018Δ ReileyΔ TurtleΔ HuachucaΔ UnionΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ BachelorΔ Clingmans DomeΔ JuniperΔ South SisterΔ ChiricahuaΔ MitchellΔ Prominent Point
2019Δ BryceΔ HarquahalaΔ Mundo PerdidoΔ McKnightΔ South BaldyΔ BachelorΔ BachelorΔ Broken Top-S PkΔ Cloud CapΔ HualapaiΔ KendrickΔ North Star
2020Δ KittΔ Blair BenchmarkΔ South Sacramento Mountains HPΔ College Peaks  Δ South SisterΔ Hurwal DivideΔ Broken TopΔ Black CanyonΔ EagleΔ Hopkins
2021Δ MohonΔ CatΔ WoodΔ RoseΔ Manzano Δ Glass ButteΔ Dutch Flat Saddle NorthΔ Little CrackerΔ Green RidgeΔ SitgreavesΔ Helens Dome
2022Δ Peak 7161           


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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