Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Edward Earl'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  


1969         Δ Le Conte  
1977         Δ Pilot  
1978         Δ Thunderhead  
1983  Δ HardyΔ Looking Glass Rock Δ Mitchell   Δ Looking Glass Rock  
1984    Δ Sassafras   Δ Black Balsam KnobΔ PilotΔ Guyot 
1985   Δ Looking Glass Rock Δ Stone   Δ Pilot  
1986Δ Table Rock  Δ Black Balsam Knob Δ WhitneyΔ Grand TetonΔ Longs    
1987     Δ Pfeifferhorn Δ Kings-X Δ Lone-X  
1988    Δ Guadalupe Δ Grand Teton Δ Kings   
1989   Δ Olympus  Δ EmmonsΔ Temple-X    
1990    Δ Park Point Lookout Δ Kings Δ Broad Fork Twin PeaksΔ SunsetΔ GrandeurΔ Scott Hill
1991    Δ Wolverine Δ WheelerΔ LoveniaΔ KingsΔ Agassiz  
1992  Δ Baldy      Δ San Jacinto  
1993      Δ CuyamacaΔ KingsΔ ElbertΔ Hot SpringsΔ GarnetΔ El Cajon
1994 Δ Black Butte Δ BlackΔ LagunaΔ HoodΔ ShastaΔ Pechacho BenchmarkΔ Moro RockΔ GarnetΔ ChacaltayaΔ Cowles
1995Δ Borrego Δ FortunaΔ DelamarΔ Iron Δ Rainier Δ Red SlateΔ JepsonΔ ToroΔ Granite
1996Δ Lawson  Δ IndianheadΔ Sugarloaf Δ StarrΔ GalenaΔ LangleyΔ Baden-PowellΔ OrizabaΔ Cuyamaca
1997Δ OtayΔ Tahe BenchmarkΔ WoodsonΔ Spruce KnobΔ San Jacinto Δ Healy-XΔ Tom-X Δ PinosΔ Sunset 
1998Δ Bird Δ WoodsonΔ Mauna KeaΔ TelescopeΔ San Jacinto-X Δ GannettΔ Round TopΔ MiddleΔ Charleston 
1999Δ EllisΔ Big Pine Δ CuyapaipeΔ LemmonΔ DoubleΔ JeffersonΔ Blanc-XΔ CirqueΔ RitterΔ Cahuilla 
2000 Δ Aconcagua-XΔ Pepperwood Δ Brian Head Δ BorahΔ North PalisadeΔ ParsonsΔ Middle SisterΔ ThickettyΔ Picacho del Diablo-X
2001Δ NorthΔ Pechacho BenchmarkΔ CombsΔ Storm CanyonΔ Denali-XΔ Hawkeye PointΔ PealeΔ LyellΔ BaldyΔ SnowΔ ClarkΔ Bloomer Hill
2002Δ GuatayΔ ChirripóΔ PoásΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ ConnessΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ CloudΔ Ruby DomeΔ BlancaΔ Brasstown Bald 
2003Δ OrdΔ ChimborazoΔ TinΔ KingstonΔ MurdockΔ TruchasΔ NeboΔ West SpanishΔ BlancaΔ MillerΔ Dry 
2004Δ BolívarΔ RabbitΔ QuailΔ Organ NeedleΔ DevilsΔ DenaliΔ SacajaweaΔ Lavender-XΔ WilsonΔ Richland BalsamΔ Taylor RidgeΔ Frazier
2005Δ DuarteΔ Berryessa Δ BaldyΔ EscudillaΔ BoulderΔ North GardnerΔ GroßglocknerΔ DevilΔ PiuteΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ San Ysidro
2006Δ AconcaguaΔ MillerΔ Dog Canyon RimΔ In-Ko-PahΔ ElkΔ LewisΔ GlacierΔ FrancsΔ UncompahgreΔ Potato KnobΔ BaboquivariΔ Cady
2007Δ Kilimanjaro-XΔ Iron SpringΔ ScodieΔ HayfordΔ SarektjåhkkåΔ SnøhettaΔ MorganΔ Washakie NeedlesΔ MoriahΔ AugustaΔ PiperΔ Grandfather
2008Δ BassettΔ Sumas-XΔ SumasΔ HualapaiΔ WashingtonΔ Fairweather-XΔ McDonaldΔ Crestone NeedleΔ HarvardΔ RemmelΔ Hog Ranch Buttes 
2009Δ (Rainier)Δ La Laguna HPΔ MissionΔ Storm KingΔ WarbonnetΔ WedgeΔ KootenayΔ North SisterΔ CurrantΔ Indian RockΔ TraskΔ Silo
2010Δ RockΔ CougarΔ PlatinumΔ Little Tahoma-XΔ GraybackΔ DesolationΔ CrestoneΔ Medicine BowΔ Jefferson-North RidgeΔ ShuksanΔ Lichtenberg-XΔ McClellan Butte-X
2011Δ HanerΔ NorthΔ RoughhouseΔ CrystalΔ West ButteΔ Silvertip-XΔ BellΔ SilvertipΔ DufferΔ Old BlackΔ Iron BenchmarkΔ Taylor
2012Δ (Rainier)Δ RattlesnakeΔ West TigerΔ Columbia-XΔ Logan-XΔ Possession HillΔ Flat TopΔ WoodΔ SonomaΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ Kamiak ButteΔ Tajumulco
2013Δ Anderson Island HP Δ SkyΔ PinnacleΔ TorbertΔ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Beckler Peak CentralΔ KochΔ JeffersonΔ McClellan ButteΔ GoldΔ High-G
2014Δ WalkerΔ Tiptop HillΔ BlueΔ IndianΔ Baranof Island HP-XΔ Bare Peak NorthwestΔ TweedyΔ BlackΔ ClarkΔ StrawberryΔ Bald Mountain-E Pk 
2015 Δ Cuyamaca Δ WhitetopΔ GaribaldiΔ Isto-X      


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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