Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Kelley Laxamana'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  


2012         Δ IslipΔ ClarkΔ Martinez
2013Δ McCulloughΔ RabbitΔ Nelson Range HPΔ TelescopeΔ HayfordΔ DuboisΔ JeffersonΔ White MountainΔ WheelerΔ TrabucoΔ TinΔ Mile High
2014Δ CombsΔ TuckiΔ OwensΔ CahuillaΔ InyoΔ GlassΔ ReyesΔ WysupΔ MuahΔ SugarloafΔ Aguer BenchmarkΔ Harrison
2015Δ StrawberryΔ GraniteΔ CombsΔ LagunaΔ StarΔ Blue Benchmark - NorthΔ White Mountains Peak 10920Δ WhitneyΔ San JacintoΔ JeanΔ Peak 3549Δ Volcan
2016Δ Julian Ridge BenchmarkΔ MeeksΔ AridoΔ Hot SpringsΔ SkinnerΔ OnyxΔ ButlerΔ CienagaΔ San GorgonioΔ San RafaelΔ Castle RocksΔ North
2017Δ GrapevineΔ HarquahalaΔ Pike Benchmark SummitΔ PeakΔ Lightning Gulch PointΔ San JacintoΔ San Gorgonio Δ GrinnellΔ Twin PeaksΔ HaleakalaΔ Mauna Kea
2018Δ San Felipe Hills HPΔ Old WomanΔ RattlesnakeΔ IronΔ TahquitzΔ Baden-PowellΔ AndersonΔ ThunderΔ Baden-PowellΔ TahquitzΔ SignalΔ Tecate
2019Δ Agua TibiaΔ FremontΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ MiddleΔ CahuillaΔ Baden-PowellΔ San BernardinoΔ Baden-PowellΔ San GorgonioΔ TahquitzΔ Peak 8350Δ (Agua Tibia)
2020Δ Newberry Mountains HPΔ Rodman Mountains Wilderness HPΔ WhaleΔ WeldonΔ WysupΔ HawkinsΔ Baden-PowellΔ WysupΔ Thousand LakeΔ SaddleΔ AlamoΔ Combs
2021Δ Peak 3640Δ WhaleΔ Ken PointΔ SpruceΔ SouthΔ OnyxΔ Baden-Powell Δ SteensΔ JapachaΔ San YsidroΔ Guadalupe
2022Δ Sonoma Mountains HPΔ CahuillaΔ Oakzanita Δ Grinnell Δ LakeΔ HawkinsΔ HawkinsΔ MonserateΔ Monserate 
2023 Δ WhaleΔ Monserate         


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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