Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dick Ellsworth'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  


1959  Δ LukensΔ Lukens        
1963        Δ Whitney   
1967           Δ Keys View
1968           Δ Inspiration
1969           Δ Mammoth
1970     Δ GrizzlyΔ Lamarck-N Pk   Δ Scout 
1971   Δ Thumb ButteΔ GraniteΔ Sentinel RockΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ Clouds Rest    
1972   Δ Leaning TowerΔ El Capitan Δ HumphreysΔ SillΔ Dana   
1973  Δ Clark Δ Higher Cathedral RockΔ Half DomeΔ Shasta Δ Black   
1974      Δ Peak 4295 Δ Prusik   
1975    Δ McClellan Butte Δ Ptarmigan     
1976      Δ SahaleΔ Camp Robber    
1977Δ Mendenhall Towers    Δ Sugar Loaf East Summit Δ North SuicideΔ Margaret    
1978   Δ Hayes  Δ Sable     
1979       Δ Conness    
1980  Δ Panorama         
1981     Δ Sentinel Rock  Δ Stroller White   
1982     Δ Devils TowerΔ Princess    Δ Orizaba
1983 Δ OgilvieΔ Bradley  Δ EmperorΔ Columbia     
1984    Δ BullardΔ DenaliΔ Sharks Fin     
1985    Δ Mooses ToothΔ BarrilleΔ Mendenhall Towers     
1986     Δ Denali  Δ Yosemite Point   
1987    Δ Picacho Δ O'Malley     
1988     Δ Cristo      
1992      Δ Pilchuck     
1993   Δ Beacon Rock    Δ Snow Creek Wall   
2001  Δ Mauna Kea       Δ Pike CoHP 
2003  Δ Puu Kea  Δ Bona      
2004    Δ Carroll CoHPΔ WashingtonΔ Gogebic CoHP     
2005     Δ Nutting HillΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll CoHP     
2006    Δ Britton Hill       
2008     Δ Bell      
2009    Δ PikesΔ Brian HeadΔ Peale  Δ Greeley CoHPΔ Sherman CoHP 
2010  Δ Greasy HillsΔ Pemiscot CoHP Δ Blanca     Δ Montgomery CoHP
2011   Δ DansΔ Crawford CoHPΔ RogersΔ Grant CoHP    Δ Blueball Hill
2012    Δ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HPΔ San Jacinto      
2013     Δ GreenhornΔ WillardΔ Steuben CoHPΔ Lockhart Bluff Δ Bent CoHP 
2014Δ Mitchell CoHP  Δ BaldyΔ Richland BalsamΔ Jay Δ ElkΔ GrantΔ OdakotaΔ Brown CoHPΔ Hernandez
2015Δ Owen CoHPΔ HornΔ ChiricahuaΔ Pinal Δ Freel Δ SugarloafΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ HogbackΔ PikeΔ Coldbranch
2016   Δ Roan High Knob Δ StarΔ ScottΔ Parsons    
2018        Δ StrattonΔ Old Speck  


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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