Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Brian Browning'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  


1983       Δ Stockaid Benchmark    
1992      Δ Clay Butte Lookout     
1994     Δ Brothers Δ Lost    
1995      Δ Deception     
1998      Δ Little Devils Tower     
1999      Δ Barometer     
2002     Δ Pilchuck Δ Washington    
2003   Δ Liberty Cap Δ Islip      
2004       Δ Sentinel Dome Δ Stonewall  
2005  Δ Mauna KeaΔ Spruce KnobΔ Corte MaderaΔ Half Dome     Δ Cuyamaca
2006   Δ MonumentΔ San JacintoΔ MiddleΔ Crag CrestΔ San JacintoΔ San Gorgonio Δ McGinty 
2007  Δ Mitchell Δ CombsΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ Whitney Δ GarnetΔ San GorgonioΔ Black Elk
2008 Δ Wooded HillΔ Palm View Δ San Jacinto Δ CornellΔ Santa Rosa  Δ Red TahquitzΔ Washakie CoHP
2009Δ Ken Point Δ Jamul Mountains  Δ BighornΔ BlackΔ ApacheΔ GuatayΔ San JacintoΔ JapachaΔ Monument
2010Δ Long ValleyΔ OriflammeΔ 3053Δ ChiquitoΔ HaleakalaΔ NorthΔ Little StonewallΔ HumphreysΔ SycuanΔ Desert View WatchtowerΔ Dehesa BenchmarkΔ Palm View
2011Δ Peak 3640Δ Peak 3339Δ TuleΔ Manza BenchmarkΔ Hot SpringsΔ FortunaΔ HeartΔ Observation PointΔ PineΔ Rattlesnake BenchmarkΔ VillagerΔ Table
2012Δ SunsetΔ GhostΔ WhaleΔ OtayΔ CucamongaΔ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ TelegraphΔ BlackΔ Sam FinkΔ Red Top
2013Δ Palm Mesa HPΔ Moan BenchmarkΔ CoyoteΔ TrabucoΔ FrenchmanΔ El CajonΔ OntarioΔ FortunaΔ San JacintoΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Pike Benchmark SummitΔ Sycuan
2014Δ Vallecito Mountains HPΔ Mile HighΔ Eagle CragΔ Park Point LookoutΔ San AntonioΔ AndersonΔ ThroopΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ MonumentΔ DelamarΔ BlackΔ Lookout
2015Δ QueenΔ Willows BenchmarkΔ MartinezΔ San AntonioΔ El CajonΔ WatermanΔ FortunaΔ San JacintoΔ East Mesa HPΔ Old SugarloafΔ Bow WillowΔ Eagle
2016Δ Rego BenchmarkΔ EllieΔ Stoddard Δ CougarΔ ToroΔ Stone Δ GuatayΔ San Gabriel Δ Viejas
2017Δ Wee BenchmarkΔ Eureka Peak EastΔ YaquiΔ GraniteΔ Rainbow PointΔ VetterΔ Inspiration PointΔ Peak 5958Δ SugarloafΔ Peak 5444 ft.Δ KellerΔ Nopal Benchmark
2018Δ 13 Mile Loop HighpointΔ Bielawski-XΔ Cougar Δ Kwaay PaayΔ Sol Benchmark Δ Griffith Observatory Δ GlendoraΔ Palm BenchmarkΔ Cole Point
2019Δ Peak 875Δ AsbestosΔ Peak 3679  Δ Wysup-X Δ StephensonΔ Quail HollowΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Smith-XΔ Buck North Benchmark
2020Δ Laguna BenchmarkΔ ClydeΔ Gill Benchmark Δ DeerΔ Medicine      


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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