Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Andy Smatko'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  


1955      Δ LeConte     
1956     Δ White MountainΔ WhitneyΔ LyellΔ Williamson Δ Eagle 
1957Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ RabbitΔ Sirretta Δ Glass Mountain - NorthΔ LangleyΔ WhitneyΔ North PalisadeΔ SplitΔ Crag  
1958Δ Signal Δ EdgarΔ SawtoothΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ StanfordΔ FiskeΔ McAdieΔ KeynotΔ RockhouseΔ Orizaba
1959Δ Mopah Point Δ LamontΔ PotosiΔ BradleyΔ WinchellΔ RainierΔ RoyceΔ Corcoran Δ Maturango 
1960Δ Hexie Mountains HP  Δ PerkinsΔ MorganΔ MuirΔ GabbΔ FlorenceΔ BlackΔ Taylor DomeΔ Old Woman 
1961Δ Orocopia Mountains HP  Δ BirchΔ GayleyΔ ThompsonΔ PinchotΔ Seven GablesΔ DeerhornΔ Gibbs Δ Tehachapi
1962Δ Cummings Δ Coso  Δ Gregorys Monument - SouthΔ South GuardΔ SilverΔ Tower Δ Thorn PointΔ Pine
1963Δ OrtegaΔ Three SistersΔ BareΔ EdgarΔ MurielΔ CaltechΔ PyramidΔ McDuffieΔ Arc DomeΔ ExcelsiorΔ HayfordΔ Spirit
1964Δ RossΔ NavajoΔ Cartago Δ KernΔ Lion RockΔ ReinsteinΔ Julius CaesarΔ StateΔ AltaΔ Morgan Hill 
1965Δ IslipΔ JacumbaΔ Sleeping BeautyΔ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ UniversityΔ TunnaboraΔ KaweahΔ FeatherΔ Peak 13058Δ AcrodectesΔ MummyΔ Baldy
1966Δ ClipperΔ OrdΔ VillagerΔ MontgomeryΔ Mary AustinΔ Ed LaneΔ Norman ClydeΔ MuirΔ Duck LakeΔ Basin Mountain - SouthwestΔ Red TahquitzΔ Castle Rocks
1967Δ East OrdΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ Climax Δ Soda Mountains HP Δ HumphreysΔ PowellΔ WilliamsonΔ Broken FingerΔ KlinkerΔ Hackberry
1968Δ Table TopΔ DomeΔ TeutoniaΔ Lookout PointΔ Split Mountain - SouthΔ Striped SouthΔ WilliamsΔ SillΔ Keyhole PlateauΔ Barnard - EastΔ Grass Valley Wilderness HPΔ Red Hill
1969Δ Van WinkleΔ GoatΔ EagleΔ PintoΔ Peak 5875Δ BlackΔ GilbertΔ Pyramidal PinnacleΔ Point PowellΔ WaucobaΔ WahguyheΔ Horn
1970Δ Little Thorne Mountains HPΔ CarbonateΔ Black Butte  Δ LangleyΔ PolemoniumΔ StanfordΔ Staghorn Δ Negro HeadΔ Peak 3808
1971Δ PescadoresΔ Keany Benchmark Δ ClarkΔ Alice Δ Izaak Walton Δ IckesΔ Wheeler Crest Δ Dead 2 Benchmark
1972Δ GraniteΔ Peak 1696Δ ScodieΔ OakΔ PatriciaΔ GayleyΔ CrockerΔ AbbotΔ GardinerΔ MorrisΔ BlackΔ Mazourka
1973Δ Sands Benchmark Δ Providence BenchmarkΔ Botella AzulΔ PattersonΔ HiltonΔ TableΔ Peak 12767Δ BrewerΔ IsoscelesΔ ArgosΔ Kingston Benchmark
1974 Δ Pilot Knob Δ HealdΔ Peak 11108Δ No GoodeΔ Seven GablesΔ BlackΔ Corcoran Δ Peak 3763Δ White Top
1975Δ Needle Δ WünüpüΔ Jupiter Mine Δ KunaΔ MungerΔ Peak 12225Δ GarnetΔ Ruby Δ Campito
1976Δ Newberry Δ Tortoise ShellΔ SkinnerΔ Morrison Δ Peak 12565Δ CraterΔ Tawny PointΔ Marble BenchmarkΔ CrookedΔ Maturango
1977 Δ Black Mountain - EastΔ Peak 4733Δ Peak 1791Δ Lee ViningΔ BlacktopΔ Peak 12212Δ Peak 12120Δ WhitneyΔ BarcroftΔ Juniper BenchmarkΔ Keystone Point
1978Δ Rosa PointΔ BrownΔ WintersΔ DevilΔ North Guardian AngelΔ TiogaΔ HunewillΔ HansenΔ EagleΔ SchwaubΔ ClimaxΔ Stewart Point
1979Δ VirginΔ MonumentΔ Piute Mountains HPΔ CalicoΔ MiterΔ Tioga CrestΔ ChamberlainΔ SheepΔ CoppermineΔ Peak 11810Δ Peak 4110Δ Cox Benchmark
1980    Δ Pleasant View RidgeΔ WarrenΔ GouldΔ Palisade CrestΔ EoceneΔ White Wing  
1981    Δ Peak 11620 Δ WhiteΔ WhitneyΔ Craig   
1982      Δ Sky Haven Δ Walker   
1983     Δ MorganΔ Basin Mountain - SouthwestΔ Tallac    
1984    Δ KearsargeΔ Flat TopΔ Black Crown Δ Mono Rock   
1985     Δ UniversityΔ HoffmannΔ TuolumneΔ LangleyΔ Round  
1986    Δ Black Δ Big BirdΔ LongΔ Peak 11261Δ Jenkins  
1987    Δ Lookout Δ Despair BenchmarkΔ MichieΔ Echo RidgeΔ Needles Δ Walbrecht
1988  Δ SorrellΔ ButterbredtΔ ParkerΔ Wawona DomeΔ Chittenden Δ TobiasΔ Ball  
1989 Δ Peak 6106   Δ Mariuolumne DomeΔ OttowayΔ Echo Peak #5Δ Angel WingsΔ Tresidder  
1990     Δ Kennedy  Δ Johnson   
1991    Δ Sugarloaf  Δ Hoffman    
1992      Δ WhiteΔ Lembert DomeΔ Gaylor   
1993     Δ Grouse      
1994     Δ Chocolate      
1995      Δ Lookout Δ Watkins Δ Williams Butte 
1996        Δ Dana Δ Skinner 
1997    Δ ShermanΔ Peak 9980Δ Chocolate Δ Sherman   


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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