Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dan Lauren'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 Taylor     
1979      Δ Eddy     
1996       Δ Washburn    
1997      Δ ConstitutionΔ Middle Tiger    
1998     Δ Hood      
1999  Δ Hyak Δ Yellowjacket TowerΔ RuthΔ Rainier Δ PinnacleΔ Pyramid  
2000Δ Crystal Mountain-Northway NotchΔ AmabilisΔ SugarloafΔ TigerΔ ToothΔ SnoqualmieΔ Adams Δ Governors RidgeΔ Bills  
2001Δ Mildred Point  Δ Ararat Δ Glacier Δ Observation RockΔ StuartΔ BuckhornΔ Red 
2002Δ FlorenceΔ RedΔ LaneΔ ArthurΔ PrusikΔ BoundaryΔ BakerΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ MaudeΔ KaleetanΔ Old BaldyΔ Townsend
2003Δ RooseveltΔ Pitcher Δ North GardnerΔ DragontailΔ ThomsonΔ MuirΔ SpickardΔ IngallsΔ Dewey  
2004 Δ Granite   Δ Silver StarΔ GoodeΔ Steamboat ProwΔ Old DesolateΔ Hawkins Δ Persis
2005Δ BaldyΔ JollyΔ MailboxΔ ColchuckΔ LoganΔ Second MotherΔ BonanzaΔ BucknerΔ Cowlitz ChimneysΔ Ingalls Peak-S Pk  
2006 Δ Copper  Δ WhitehorseΔ Huayna Potos√≠Δ EldoradoΔ Colonel BobΔ ShastaΔ CardinalΔ Spades 
2007   Δ WashingtonΔ BlumΔ IronΔ ShuksanΔ NortonΔ Fernow Δ Esmeralda 
2008   Δ Ellinor  Δ OvalΔ JeffersonΔ South Sister   
2009Δ CatherineΔ PiheaΔ Norse Δ GaribaldiΔ SefritΔ North SisterΔ Cameron    
2010  Δ Yaki Point Δ CannonΔ ChimneyΔ Three Fingered JackΔ Three BrothersΔ Earl   
2011      Δ AndersonΔ CloudyΔ Pugh   
2012   Δ Tolmie Peak LookoutΔ Observation Point Δ DomeΔ PrimusΔ BurroughsΔ Olson  
2013Δ FossΔ Anvil RockΔ Satulick Δ BaringΔ SnowfieldΔ ShermanΔ Fremont NorthΔ ClarkΔ RuthΔ Whitman CrestΔ Tirzah
2014Δ Wallace Δ Bearjack Ridge-E Pk Δ HighchairΔ ShastinaΔ BierstadtΔ MesahchieΔ BigelowΔ Haleakala  
2015Δ HexΔ PhelpsΔ JesterΔ Humerus HillΔ FitzhenryΔ PalmerΔ BuckΔ FortressΔ GardnerΔ LouvreΔ Arrowhead 
2016  Δ MoolockΔ LennoxΔ Big SnagtoothΔ HinmanΔ DarkΔ LagoΔ Golden HornΔ Lion Rock  
2017 Δ Serpentine HillΔ TumwaterΔ Icicle RidgeΔ CalispellΔ AxisΔ MonumentΔ CopperΔ Gray Wolf Pass NWΔ North PetuniaΔ Donna's PinnacleΔ Christoff Lookout
2018Δ Mauna KeaΔ HualalaiΔ WireΔ MissionΔ South Yolla BollyΔ EddyΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Willow CreekΔ Aspen ButteΔ GueitoushanΔ NavahoΔ Lookout
2019Δ Peak 5113 Δ Peak 3700Δ Peak 5480Δ MysteryΔ Constance Δ GilbertΔ ForgottenΔ Fernando 2 BenchmarkΔ Long 
2020 Δ SantiagoΔ Tusk O'GraniteΔ Peak 6160Δ DirtyfaceΔ Middle ChiwaukumΔ WestΔ Chimney RockΔ GannettΔ BonaparteΔ Happy Lake RidgeΔ Rattler Benchmark
2021Δ DixieΔ RoseΔ Hill 1125 Δ Storm KingΔ Frigid      


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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