Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Kathy Rich'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  


1981       Δ Scott    
1993     Δ Lassen      
2005   Δ WilliamsonΔ San AntonioΔ Arctic PointΔ AgassizΔ BrewerΔ Parker Mesa Overlook Δ Little BearΔ Little Berdoo
2006Δ San JacintoΔ VetterΔ Kratka RidgeΔ StrawberryΔ OntarioΔ FollyΔ Temple CragΔ GoetheΔ TomΔ Waucoba  
2007Δ Mugu Δ SugarloafΔ BrownΔ IronΔ ShastaΔ GoodeΔ LangleyΔ Fiske Δ QueenΔ Condor
2008Δ Cradle Δ LemmonΔ WrightΔ TrojanΔ RitterΔ JepsonΔ Split Δ Clark Δ Iztaccíhuatl
2009Δ OrizabaΔ KeynotΔ EdgarΔ PacificoΔ Big PineΔ AbbotΔ WhitneyΔ HumphreysΔ Gardiner  Δ Signal
2010Δ TuckiΔ ChirripóΔ JacumbaΔ Pahrump PointΔ DuboisΔ OlanchaΔ WilliamsonΔ RainierΔ Clyde MinaretΔ SentinelΔ LookoutΔ Kilimanjaro
2011Δ VirginΔ Moapa  Δ Nelson Range HPΔ MorrisonΔ StanfordΔ Middle PalisadeΔ North PalisadeΔ Last ChanceΔ ManlyΔ Keys
2012Δ Risco Δ Eagle Δ McAdieΔ UniversityΔ AdamsΔ SillΔ TenayaΔ HumphreysΔ KingstonΔ Iliniza-Pico Norte
2013Δ PotosiΔ Turtle Mountains HPΔ PalmerΔ ThimbleΔ White MountainΔ North GuardΔ MuirΔ ElbertΔ DisappointmentΔ ToroΔ HealdΔ Cuyamaca
2014Δ TelegraphΔ LamontΔ OwensΔ SundayΔ FrazierΔ BarnardΔ DarwinΔ MorganΔ CleaverΔ SmithΔ CorkscrewΔ Buck Point
2015Δ MeeksΔ EtiwandaΔ Hot SpringsΔ San JacintoΔ KernΔ TowerΔ ThomasΔ StarrΔ LeConteΔ WinchellΔ JenkinsΔ Orizaba
2016Δ TolucaΔ Rodman Mountains HPΔ San GuillermoΔ ArgusΔ BighornΔ RoyceΔ White Mountains Wilderness HPΔ CaltechΔ SpanishΔ Bunker HillΔ DiscoveryΔ Mormon
2017Δ Beartrap BluffΔ Mescal Range HPΔ Ophir HillΔ ButterflyΔ Thorn PointΔ PackersΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ MendelΔ DanaΔ StanislausΔ BaldΔ Kosciuszko
2018Δ LoneΔ Sand Springs Range HPΔ StonewallΔ Peak 10535Δ North MaggieΔ ThompsonΔ GayleyΔ Norman ClydeΔ Twin PeaksΔ SonoraΔ Jobs SisterΔ Harquahala
2019Δ PeavineΔ WaterhouseΔ ApacheΔ StevensΔ ElbrusΔ CamiacaΔ MorganΔ KeithΔ StateΔ HooperΔ Silver Peak - Northeast SummitΔ Sidewinder
2020Δ PinalΔ ComoΔ Antsell RockΔ Peak 7750Δ BlancaΔ BirchΔ PowellΔ EricssonΔ Point PowellΔ FlorenceΔ HoffmannΔ Schwaub
2021Δ Matilija Wilderness HPΔ ApacheΔ Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness HPΔ KandlbinderΔ CaveΔ Basin Mountain-SW Pk      


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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