Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Max Rees's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


2002        Δ Venable   
2003  Δ Smelter Hill         
2004    Δ Meteor Crater Moon Telescope  Δ Princeton
Δ Tigger
2005   Δ Lookout Mountain-High Point        
2006      Δ Lassen     
2007  Δ Petrín         
2008   Δ Keys ViewΔ EurekaΔ Warren Point Δ Woods Mountain-South PointΔ Peak 4032   
2009   Δ Profitas Ilas
Δ Nea Kameni
Δ Lost Horse       
2010   Δ Chemin des Révoires
Δ Rocher de Monaco
 Δ Ryan Δ Inspiration    
2011    Δ Clark   Δ Peak 4842
Δ South Park
2012   Δ Windy PointΔ Whitney-X Δ Brokeoff
Δ Harkness
 Δ Baden-Powell
Δ Harrison
Δ Snow Summit  
2013    Δ Bonanza King Lookout   Δ Hoopa I.R. HPΔ Point 2716
Δ Engineer Point
 Δ Hollywood
Δ Bee Rock
2014Δ Red Δ Bonelli
Δ Point 1106
Δ Bighorn
Δ Timber
Δ Ontario
Δ Sugarloaf
Δ San AntonioΔ Harwood
Δ Center Benchmark
 Δ MammothΔ Haleakala
Δ Sunset
2015Δ Peak 4120Δ Smetana Hill
Δ Hog Back
 Δ Thunder   Δ Kohelepelepe
Δ Diamond Head
2017       Δ Beacon Rock    
2018     Δ Larch      


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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