Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Tony Watkin'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  


1970   Δ DiabloΔ Shasta Δ MatterhornΔ PyramidΔ North Palisade   
1971Δ Orizaba   Δ PyramidΔ ShastaΔ HoodΔ Whitney Δ Olympus  
1972   Δ NorthΔ ConnessΔ Echo RidgeΔ HumphreysΔ DromedaryΔ Emerson   
1973 Δ Round Top  Δ HoodΔ MorrisonΔ HumphreysΔ Grand TetonΔ Thunderbolt   
1974    Δ MatterhornΔ Rainier Δ BloodyΔ MendelΔ Cathedral  
1975   Δ Round Top  Δ Red SlateΔ TupperΔ Winchell   
1976    Δ Half DomeΔ DanaΔ SillΔ Shuksan-XΔ CockscombΔ Bear Creek Spire  
1977 Δ Castle   Δ Bethartoli SouthΔ Temple CragΔ North Δ Cathedral  
1978Δ Anderson    Δ TomΔ GrayΔ Victoria Δ Conness Δ Black Butte
1979    Δ Shasta   Δ Darwin  Δ Alta
1980    Δ Ritter Δ HaeckelΔ GilbertΔ Cathedral   
1981    Δ Matterhorn Δ Jefferson Δ Gayley   
1982    Δ Shasta Δ ColumbiaΔ Clarence KingΔ Starr King   
1983      Δ SillΔ Whitney Δ Cathedral  
1984  Δ Jobs Sister Δ McLoughlin Δ AbbotΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Stanford   
1985 Δ Hoffmann  Δ ThunderboltΔ ShastaΔ FeatherΔ Dyer MinaretΔ BannerΔ Humphreys  
1986  Δ Ellis Δ North Palisade Δ Norman ClydeΔ Agassiz  Δ Morgan 
1987   Δ PickettΔ DanaΔ RaggedΔ Waller MinaretΔ Three Fingered JackΔ Winchell   
1988Δ Lassen     Δ Michael MinaretΔ AssiniboineΔ University   
1989 Δ Round TopΔ Red Lake   Δ SplitΔ LookoutΔ Dunderberg   
1990  Δ Snow Mountain-W Pk   Δ WilliamsonΔ ResplendentΔ Lamarck North Δ Irvine 
1991       Δ Black KaweahΔ White MountainΔ Thompson  
1992Δ MissionΔ Ameghino Δ HawkinsΔ Balcony Δ Baxter Δ WhitneyΔ Whorl  
1993    Δ Sajama-XΔ DadeΔ SillΔ Dawson MinaretΔ ArrowΔ Spanish  
1994 Δ North Chalone  Δ DisappointmentΔ RussellΔ MilestoneΔ Adams  Δ Round Top 
1995 Δ Telescope  Δ MorganΔ BoundaryΔ GabbΔ Kaweah Δ DeerhornΔ Excelsior 
1996     Δ HighlandΔ VirginiaΔ Huayna Potos√≠Δ DanaΔ LeConte  
1997 Δ South Yolla Bolly  Δ TowerΔ CloudripperΔ BarnardΔ Bugaboo SpireΔ McAdie   
1998Δ Cone Δ RoseΔ Pyramid Δ ShastaΔ BrewerΔ Sir Wilfrid LaurierΔ Dana   
1999 Δ Markleeville    Δ GoddardΔ BirchΔ CathedralΔ Langley  
2000  Δ Freel Δ Olancha Δ CorcoranΔ AusterityΔ Stanford   
2001   Δ AdamsΔ WarrenΔ TunnaboraΔ ShastaΔ SilvertipΔ KunaΔ Tinker Knob  
2002  Δ Black Butte Δ Junipero Serra Δ BlancaΔ Merced Δ PattersonΔ Saint Helens 
2003 Δ Montara  Δ Jefferson Δ East VidetteΔ South SisterΔ GouldΔ Starr  
2004  Δ Round Top  Δ GaylorΔ Dana Δ MaclureΔ Tuolumne  
2005  Δ Anthony  Δ PyramidΔ AngelcombΔ Carnarvon Δ Vogelsang  
2006     Δ Round TopΔ Riegelhuth MinaretΔ BorahΔ Royce   
2007Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HP    Δ WheelerΔ Half DomeΔ DuboisΔ RubiconΔ Clouds RestΔ Madera 
2008     Δ Lembert DomeΔ WhitneyΔ Lone PineΔ White MountainΔ Saint Helens  
2009   Δ Round TopΔ Kaiser Δ ScottΔ ElbertΔ Basin   
2010   Δ Clark    Δ TiogaΔ Union  
2011    Δ Pickett Δ White MountainΔ Crowsnest    
2012     Δ CharlestonΔ GaylorΔ Arc DomeΔ EddyΔ Lola Δ Corkscrew
2013  Δ RoseΔ SizerΔ WaucobaΔ San Jacinto Δ BrokeoffΔ EagleΔ Thunder  
2014Δ North        Δ Vaca  
2015   Δ San AntonioΔ Loma Prieta       
2016       Δ LassenΔ ButtesΔ Anthony  


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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