Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Laura Tiefenbruck'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  


2000       Δ Lafayette    
2006       Δ San Jacinto    
2007     Δ San GorgonioΔ TelescopeΔ Clouds RestΔ Whitney   
2008     Δ FlorenceΔ LangleyΔ Whitney    
2009  Δ Big ChiefΔ EllinorΔ BakerΔ MerchantΔ RainierΔ Granite    
2010Δ KentΔ Whitehorse-XΔ VesperΔ DefianceΔ Haleakala  Δ GlacierΔ Tooth Δ Angels Landing 
2011Δ HexΔ Persis  Δ WahpenayoΔ EldoradoΔ OlympusΔ GuyeΔ BlackΔ IronΔ GraniteΔ Lane
2012  Δ Erie Δ EldoradoΔ TeneriffeΔ EnchantmentΔ ShuksanΔ Liberty BellΔ Stuart  
2013  Δ Saint HelensΔ Plummer  Δ IngallsΔ AdamsΔ Little AnnapurnaΔ DragontailΔ San AntonioΔ Cotopaxi
2014Δ Whistler  Δ CondΔ HoodΔ Colchuck Δ BlackΔ StuartΔ MailboxΔ Ancient Art - Corkscrew Summit 
2015Δ PersisΔ Stawamus ChiefΔ WinchesterΔ BanderaΔ Steamboat ProwΔ SahaleΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ Crestone Needle Δ TowerΔ Dickerman 
2016 Δ Chisenupuri Δ Saint HelensΔ Mastodon  Δ Early Winter SpireΔ Whitney Δ KimballΔ Venture
2017    Δ BanderaΔ CloudΔ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ Martin  
2018Δ Silver Δ Saint Helens Δ CharlestonΔ IngallsΔ JeffersonΔ Cutthroat-XΔ KingsΔ EmeraldΔ BlancaΔ Lawrence Grassi
2019 Δ Crystal Mountain-Northway NotchΔ HoodΔ Rock Mountain-S PkΔ San JacintoΔ DenaliΔ DanielΔ CypressΔ Windy Δ Arc Dome 
2020Δ ConstitutionΔ Lemmon  Δ NorseΔ PikersΔ McDonaldΔ FernowΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ LagoΔ MillerΔ Kendall Knob #2
2021Δ Windy Knob Δ Saint HelensΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ Kwaay PaayΔ BakerΔ BonanzaΔ Ingalls Peak-S PkΔ BigelowΔ Raven RidgeΔ West TigerΔ Storm Castle
2022Δ Lost Horse   Δ JeffersonΔ Peak 5520Δ LoganΔ Trappers    


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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