Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dave Pahlas'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  


1991       Δ Borah    
2005       Δ BlackmanΔ Devils Bedstead EastΔ Big Basin  
2006   Δ KeprosΔ ShawΔ BreitenbachΔ DiamondΔ FinΔ WetΔ Granite  
2007Δ McDonaldΔ FreemanΔ CientoΔ McCalebΔ LeathermanΔ Old HyndmanΔ HorstmannΔ CalkensΔ HyndmanΔ Jughandle  
2008Δ Cape Horn Δ Galena Δ CucamongaΔ Church Δ White Cloud Peak #10Δ IdahoΔ MoresΔ White Cap 
2009 Δ Gladiator Δ DanskinΔ Bell Δ Eagle CapΔ White Cloud Peak #7Δ WolfΔ Al WestΔ Bad Rock 
2010Δ Harrison   Δ Peak 11473 Δ CastleΔ CardiacΔ KentΔ Regan Δ Snowbank
2011Δ Hutton   Δ Peak 11240Δ CobbΔ PegasusΔ WhitneyΔ Moscow  Δ Dickey
2012   Δ Peak 3793Δ CorruptionΔ USGSΔ HeyburnΔ Grand Teton Δ Goat  
2013      Δ Gannett Δ FennΔ Abel  
2014Δ Pilot  Δ Sonoma Δ RainierΔ Peak 11930Δ ThompsonΔ He Devil Δ No Business 
2015Δ Cone Δ Quandary Δ Big BoyΔ Peak 11272Δ DeckerΔ TempleΔ Granite Δ Tripod 
2016  Δ North Peak - Limestone Δ Big CreekΔ Clark'sΔ Big BaldyΔ Williamson Δ RyanΔ Cuddy 
2017  Δ Cinder Cone ButteΔ MacksΔ QuicksilverΔ GloryΔ Crater Δ Thompson Δ SnowslideΔ Grays
2018 Δ McGowanΔ JuniperΔ TelescopeΔ SmokyΔ CacheΔ ScotchmanΔ Cloud  Δ Hayden 
2019Δ Temescal Δ Saint HelensΔ TaylorΔ Breitenbach Δ Timms HillΔ FergusonΔ Perfect Δ Peak 11087Δ Deer Butte
2020Δ Plan B Δ Peak 4791Δ Devils HoleΔ InvisibleΔ GilbertΔ Smoky DomeΔ Peak 6428Δ Peak 11151Δ Basils Δ Horseshoe Hill
2021Δ Peak 7057 Δ DoyleΔ Queens CrownΔ Lost RiverΔ DuncansΔ Thorn Creek ButteΔ RiddlerΔ RossΔ Rock Creek Butte Δ Toy
2022Δ MineralΔ MackayΔ Flattop ButteΔ Umpleby Δ Silver Δ BraxonΔ BrockyΔ Peak 6323Δ Round 


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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