Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ben Baumann'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  


2003     Δ Whitney  Δ Whitney   
2004   Δ White MountainΔ Langley Δ Shasta Δ Kilimanjaro   
2005     Δ SplitΔ San Antonio Δ San GorgonioΔ TelescopeΔ San AntonioΔ Aconcagua
2006Δ Santiago    Δ WhitneyΔ LassenΔ El CajonΔ Checkered DemonΔ WildroseΔ San GorgonioΔ Orizaba-X
2007Δ CucamongaΔ Telegraph Δ WilliamsonΔ BakerΔ VagabondΔ CirqueΔ Elbrus Δ CucamongaΔ Fuji-sanΔ Lookout
2008Δ SugarloafΔ Harwood  Δ San GorgonioΔ TyndallΔ CotopaxiΔ SillΔ MuirΔ Baden-PowellΔ Island 
2009Δ JepsonΔ StonewallΔ HarwoodΔ RabbitΔ KosciuszkoΔ HoffmannΔ OrizabaΔ North PalisadeΔ LangleyΔ Russell  
2010Δ HumphreysΔ CharltonΔ GraniteΔ TelegraphΔ DadeΔ TimberΔ RitterΔ Lone PineΔ Clouds RestΔ MonumentΔ San AntonioΔ Cuyamaca
2011Δ Los Pinos  Δ Grandstand    Δ Paoha Island HPΔ Fonts PointΔ ScottΔ Vallecito Mountains HP
2012Δ Peak 3339Δ JacumbaΔ San YsidroΔ Eagle CragΔ Irvine Δ ElsinoreΔ RainierΔ CucamongaΔ SierraΔ CuyapaipeΔ Rattlesnake
2013Δ CahuillaΔ SmithΔ ThomasΔ Suicide RockΔ ToroΔ PineΔ UniversityΔ ConnessΔ GoodeΔ Little San GorgonioΔ AndersonΔ South Mount Hawkins
2014Δ ThroopΔ SignalΔ BoundaryΔ GalenaΔ Baden-PowellΔ BarnardΔ Khüiten Δ CornellΔ Black GiantΔ OwensΔ Grapevine
2015  Δ Palm ViewΔ KeynotΔ WheelerΔ IshincaΔ ChopicalquiΔ Gannett Δ JeffersonΔ ElbertΔ Charleston
2016Δ StanleyΔ EdgarΔ Last ChanceΔ Minerva HoytΔ EagleΔ Thorn PointΔ KatahdinΔ WhitneyΔ DragontailΔ KingsΔ North Guardian AngelΔ Spectre
2017Δ ArgusΔ SombreroΔ MaturangoΔ WilsonΔ New York ButteΔ PineΔ RubiconΔ Black Elk  Δ Peak 1490 
2018Δ Chariot Δ NewcombΔ MonumentΔ PealeΔ Saddle Peak EastΔ North SchellΔ PyramidΔ Sulayman-Too   
2019Δ Doi InthanonΔ RayaΔ Blue AngelsΔ San BernardinoΔ TahquitzΔ MorganΔ Blanca Δ NtchisiΔ SapitwaΔ TrebevicΔ Jebel Shams - South Summit
2020 Δ IslipΔ False SombreroΔ Mescal Range HPΔ HawkinsΔ MonumentΔ TomΔ GlacierΔ War BonnetΔ EllenΔ BlancaΔ Whitewater Baldy
2021Δ Prune HillΔ Mauna KeaΔ O'LearyΔ DelanoΔ IbapahΔ DenaliΔ McDonaldΔ SacajaweaΔ CloudΔ Goat Δ Breeds Hill
2022Δ RogersΔ Junipero SerraΔ Peak 5970 Δ Providence BenchmarkΔ South Mount HawkinsΔ PinchotΔ ClevelandΔ Grand TetonΔ MoriahΔ Truchas 


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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