Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

JohnE Sarna'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  


1964   Δ Liberty Island HP        
1976          Δ Acropolis 
1982      Δ White Dome     
1983        Δ Hurd  Δ Fox
1984  Δ Cole PointΔ WilsonΔ Kelso Dunes HP Δ SilverΔ ThroopΔ White MountainΔ MontgomeryΔ StrawberryΔ Mooney
1985Δ WinstonΔ MarkhamΔ RabbitΔ Santa RosaΔ LewisΔ Half DomeΔ DisasterΔ DicksΔ San JoaquinΔ Glacier PointΔ Barnabe 
1986  Δ BaldΔ SiegelΔ CurrantΔ Tinker KnobΔ RaymondΔ GoddardΔ Red LakeΔ NippleΔ Dunderberg 
1987Δ MorrisΔ TinΔ Devils Δ Round TopΔ LassenΔ PyramidΔ RitterΔ Da-ek Dow Go-etΔ Snow ValleyΔ PanocheΔ Indian Benchmark
1988Δ RedΔ WaterhouseΔ LiebreΔ ReyesΔ WilliamsonΔ CharlestonΔ WhitneyΔ RedΔ Highland Δ Mauna Kea 
1989  Δ Panoche Δ SiegelΔ Middle SisterΔ JacksΔ BrokeoffΔ CombsΔ ElwellΔ PineΔ Cahuilla
1990Δ San BenitoΔ Panoche Hills HPΔ Little BearΔ Twin PeaksΔ NorthΔ PattersonΔ LolaΔ SonoraΔ GenoaΔ HoughtonΔ BlueΔ Bald
1991 Δ SaddleΔ Saint HelenaΔ BerryessaΔ BradyΔ LeavittΔ ShastaΔ ConnessΔ Black MarbleΔ Red LakeΔ Sonoma Mountains HPΔ East Ord
1992Δ BeckerΔ DevilsΔ Elephants Back Δ DillerΔ Lost CannonΔ EagleΔ EricssonΔ Abbot-XΔ HawkinsΔ Black 
1993Δ EagleΔ KingstonΔ Little Round TopΔ Alcatraz Island HPΔ LaveagaΔ TohakumΔ MalloryΔ HumphreysΔ BaldwinΔ Bear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP  
1994Δ Lincoln  Δ Copernicus Δ Dubois Δ North Palisade  Δ DiamondΔ Saint Helena
1995 Δ Pluto   Δ Little Blue RidgeΔ SalmonΔ BlueΔ Da-ek Dow Go-etΔ Sonoma Mountains HPΔ Big XΔ Cisco Butte
1996 Δ Eagle Δ RoseΔ Round TopΔ ShastaΔ FreelΔ HaskellΔ Buttes   
1997Δ Saint HelenaΔ WardΔ HuckleberryΔ DiabloΔ SiegelΔ San GorgonioΔ Starr King-XΔ MarkleevilleΔ DevilsΔ NippleΔ WaterhouseΔ Huckleberry
1998 Δ HuckleberryΔ Monument  Δ IngallsΔ McConnellΔ RoseΔ KernΔ NavajoΔ Trinidad Head 
1999Δ Davidson Δ WardΔ DiscoveryΔ Desatoya-X Δ Rainbow PointΔ DanaΔ ThimbleΔ Black Hawk Δ Burnt
2000Δ Pinto   Δ Butte CoHPΔ Alta Δ ElwellΔ Caroline Livermore Δ Quiggs Mountain-Sierra Vista LookoutΔ Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park HP
2001 Δ Sandstone Δ AllisonΔ Four Cornered Δ Grays-XΔ Davidson Δ TallacΔ Danaher 
2002    Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ BasinΔ Excelsior   Δ Magazine
2003 Δ Old Sacramento State Historic Park HPΔ Vollmer  Δ Copernicus   Δ Spruce KnobΔ Hickory BenchmarkΔ Davidson
2004    Δ Frazier  Δ Carpenter Benchmark    
2005  Δ Diablo Δ Marys       
2006      Δ Liberty Island HP     
2007   Δ High Point        
2009      Δ Lovers Leap   Δ Rattlesnake 
2010   Δ Park Point Lookout Δ Lovers LeapΔ Leviathan  Δ South ButteΔ Vaca 
2011     Δ Tamalpais-E Pk Δ Camiaca   Δ Valencia
2012  Δ LookoutΔ Saint HelenaΔ CrossΔ NippleΔ LookoutΔ Angora RidgeΔ Grouse RidgeΔ RattlesnakeΔ TemescalΔ Peak 7751
2013Δ Strawberry HillΔ Pine HillΔ Tower HillΔ Schonchin Butte        
2014Δ Diamond Head   Δ Olympus-XΔ Soapstone Hill-XΔ CowlesΔ OlympusΔ Kohelepelepe Δ Pu'u Pia 
2015Δ PuuuauΔ PuUpalailaiΔ Kosciuszko Δ PuUmakakiloΔ Twin Peaks  Δ Bald HillΔ Bald HillΔ Marys-XΔ Cheaha
2016Δ Bald HillΔ Bald HillΔ Hoodoo ButteΔ Bald HillΔ MarysΔ WashingtonΔ Rooster RockΔ VinyardΔ Council CrestΔ Bald HillΔ MarysΔ Cornell-X
2017Δ Willamette PassΔ Highland ButteΔ Hoodoo ButteΔ Hoodoo ButteΔ MarysΔ Inferno ConeΔ MarysΔ Bald HillΔ Bald HillΔ Bald HillΔ Pilot ButteΔ Bald Hill
2018Δ McCullochΔ MarysΔ LemmonΔ PriceΔ MarysΔ MarysΔ IronΔ MitchellΔ Dimple HillΔ Marys Δ Vinyard
2019Δ CornellΔ Bald HillΔ VinyardΔ Dimple HillΔ VinyardΔ BallΔ Belknap CraterΔ Bald HillΔ Bald HillΔ Spring HillΔ Bald Hill 
2020Δ Witham Hill  Δ Pioneer ButteΔ Bald HillΔ Hebo Δ Spring HillΔ MarysΔ Bald HillΔ Spencer ButteΔ Forest
2021Δ CapeΔ VinyardΔ Dimple HillΔ Dimple HillΔ Vinyard       


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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