Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Marcus Lostracco'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  


1989        Δ Whiteface   
1994           Δ Royal
1997      Δ Whiteface     
1998       Δ Poke-O-MoonshineΔ Saint-Hilaire   
2002   Δ Cascade        
2003      Δ Gothics  Δ Royal  
2004      Δ Stone     
2005     Δ MansfieldΔ Brasstown Bald     
2006   Δ Springer  Δ Brasstown Bald     
2007    Δ Doe KnobΔ Clingmans Dome   Δ Kennesaw  
2010      Δ (Sawmill Gap)Δ Saint-Hilaire    
2011           Δ Enchanted Rock
2012  Δ Shelby CoHP  Δ (Lake Agnes Tea House)     Δ White Butte
2013Δ Stone Δ PineΔ RoyalΔ Rabun Bald   Δ Royal   
2014Δ StoneΔ Saint-Hilaire  Δ SquawΔ TimpanogosΔ StoneΔ Tent RidgeΔ Saddle Tree GapΔ HelvellynΔ Moel FamauΔ Coety
2015Δ Carnedd LlewelynΔ Mauna KeaΔ BloodΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Rabun BaldΔ (L'Alpe D'Huez)Δ Testa GrigiaΔ Kinder ScoutΔ Scafell PikeΔ Garth HillΔ Emory
2016Δ HaleakalaΔ South FortunaΔ KachinaΔ Roxy AnnΔ FortunaΔ San GorgonioΔ Miyanoura-dakeΔ Richmond HillΔ San AntonioΔ Peak 1041Δ Sandstone 
2017Δ San Miguel Δ Cone Δ Point Loma Δ WhitneyΔ Borah    
2018Δ SugarloafΔ San GorgonioΔ Charleston-XΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ MitchellΔ CulebraΔ WilliamsonΔ El DienteΔ Frosty Mountain EastΔ SplitΔ WhitneyΔ San Antonio
2019Δ Tyndall-XΔ SignalΔ PinosΔ Baden-PowellΔ AjoΔ San CristóbalΔ TyndallΔ Wheeler  Δ Whitney 
2020Δ RoyalΔ San YsidroΔ Panamint ButteΔ Evans PointΔ San GorgonioΔ Shasta-XΔ Middle PalisadeΔ MonumentΔ Easter CrossΔ HumphreysΔ CuyamacaΔ Stonewall
2021Δ Gower Δ OnyxΔ San JacintoΔ San Jacinto Δ Los Pinos     


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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