Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Andy Boos's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1986      Δ DickermanΔ BurroughsΔ Three FingersΔ Dickerman  
1987  Δ (Green Mountain - East) Δ TownsendΔ GreenΔ PughΔ Pyramid Δ DickermanΔ Pilchuck 
1988   Δ AmabilisΔ Saint HelensΔ StoneΔ AdamsΔ ForgottenΔ Gobblers KnobΔ Ingalls - South  
1989Δ PersisΔ Angeles Δ CowboyΔ BakerΔ WoodringΔ ShuksanΔ KyesΔ DeceptionΔ AixΔ SilverΔ Tyler
1990  Δ AmabilisΔ RockΔ RoseΔ HoodΔ GlacierΔ BorahΔ ThompsonΔ Three Fingers  
1991  Δ Eagle Rock Δ Silver StarΔ RainierΔ ShastaΔ BlackΔ RoloΔ Surprise Δ Lena
1992Δ LichtenbergΔ SnowkingΔ North TwinΔ WhistlerΔ OvalΔ RainierΔ BakerΔ GlacierΔ Black TuskΔ CashmereΔ ChikaminΔ Dickerman
1993 Δ WhitehorseΔ Outram Δ RedoubtΔ RainierΔ AdamsΔ GlacierΔ McClellanΔ DanielΔ VesperΔ Pilchuck
1994Δ Rock-X Δ (Table)Δ Aneroid Mountain NorthΔ WhistlerΔ Middle TetonΔ BakerΔ RainierΔ SahaleΔ Cutthroat  
1995Δ LookoutΔ ChairΔ UnicornΔ Little DevilΔ DomeΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ Grand TetonΔ GoodeΔ MaudeΔ Yellow Aster Butte 
1996 Δ ToothΔ GunnshyΔ Big JimΔ BeanΔ SnowfieldΔ PikersΔ BucknerΔ FernowΔ (Frosty) Δ Dickerman
1997 Δ Jim HillΔ GraniteΔ HowardΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ ClarkΔ StuartΔ FortressΔ DomeΔ North TwentymileΔ FireΔ Chutla
1998 Δ PilchuckΔ DickermanΔ Dirtyface Mountain - Lookout SiteΔ DragontailΔ RuthΔ Little TahomaΔ JackΔ RobinsonΔ Hoodoo Δ Arrowhead
1999Δ Round Δ HexΔ LimeΔ CannonΔ HanneganΔ Fury - EastΔ LarrabeeΔ StuartΔ TiffanyΔ HexΔ (Table)
2000Δ K9Δ BoulderΔ CatherineΔ Big ChiefΔ DickermanΔ CorteoΔ GlacierΔ Sir DonaldΔ Spectacle ButtesΔ WallabyΔ FinneyΔ Bald
2001Δ SasseΔ MailboxΔ Saint HelensΔ PilchuckΔ BigelowΔ Tommy ThompsonΔ RainierΔ TowerΔ Whitney   
2002 Δ AmabilisΔ TyeΔ SnoqualmieΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ TownsendΔ AntlerΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ Three FingersΔ PasaytenΔ RockΔ Norse
2003 Δ Jim Hill Δ Thunder KnobΔ Icicle RidgeΔ TeanawayΔ Three BrothersΔ BuckΔ Three Fingers Δ RalstonΔ Pilchuck
2004Δ WashingtonΔ LichtenbergΔ GroatΔ Twin PeaksΔ CrystalΔ WashburnΔ KatsukΔ AzuriteΔ GrindstoneΔ Three FingersΔ ElbowΔ Iron
2005Δ Three FingersΔ MissionΔ PilchuckΔ DirtyfaceΔ SneffelsΔ ElbertΔ KimtahΔ Hidden Lake LookoutΔ White ChuckΔ HighchairΔ LoomisΔ Spinnaker
2006  Δ WrightΔ RevolutionΔ JawΔ CourtneyΔ RockΔ WinchesterΔ GraniteΔ Mac  
2007Δ WindyΔ GuadalupeΔ Ten-FourΔ LennoxΔ BonaparteΔ CopperΔ AdamsΔ Second BurroughsΔ Three Fingers Δ PilchuckΔ Muller
2008Δ Wow  Δ WheelerΔ PealeΔ SherpaΔ Witches TowerΔ CradleΔ DumbellΔ SunriseΔ San Gorgonio 
2009Δ Stimson HillΔ Diamond HeadΔ SpinnakerΔ HawkΔ DickermanΔ GabrielΔ GannettΔ Rainier - Southeast Crater RimΔ American BorderΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ Bacon
2010Δ PilchuckΔ MineralΔ TigerΔ FawnΔ South PointΔ ChopakaΔ Adams - West SlopeΔ DaemonΔ WestΔ MischΔ Mauna Kea 
2011Δ Amabilis  Δ Peak 3578 Δ CowboyΔ PikesΔ RuthΔ GlacierΔ CarneΔ Bullion 
2012Δ AspiringΔ RuapehuΔ Little SiΔ SnoqualmieΔ Saint HelensΔ Jefferson-XΔ DomeΔ BucknerΔ CathedralΔ Three Fingers Δ Hex
2013 Δ McCauslandΔ SkyΔ Bandera Mountain - WestΔ FortuneΔ WheelerΔ Moxs - NorthwestΔ Mox PeaksΔ Fremont LookoutΔ EddyΔ Chinook-XΔ Watchman
2014Δ TyeΔ RoundΔ SnoqualmieΔ Soda PeaksΔ DefianceΔ KingsΔ TimpanogosΔ BurroughsΔ Three FingersΔ SteensΔ ChicomaΔ Cowboy
2015Δ Bearhead Mountain - EastΔ Lumiere RidgeΔ PyramidΔ FreedomΔ Tokaloo RockΔ She DevilΔ CloudΔ McMillan SpireΔ BlackΔ Fool HenΔ BarrierΔ Roof Butte
2016Δ CowboyΔ MuttonΔ RockΔ Icicle RidgeΔ MitchellΔ EightmileΔ BlancaΔ KintlaΔ Big LouΔ Peak 7552Δ PattersonΔ Buck
2017Δ UnionΔ Peak 5560Δ Cowlitz RocksΔ Diamond HeadΔ Middle ChiwaukumΔ AxisΔ PughΔ South Lost River HPΔ TomyhoiΔ LadiesΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Bullion
2018Δ NatapocΔ MailboxΔ GoveΔ Old DesolateΔ Jack RidgeΔ Whitman CrestΔ JeffersonΔ Steamboat ProwΔ OpportunityΔ CheamΔ ToroΔ Sauk
2019Δ Huntoon PointΔ Kendall Knob #2Δ CowboyΔ TownsendΔ OmakΔ PlummerΔ LemahΔ GraybeardΔ Raven RidgeΔ Copper BenchmarkΔ NavajoΔ Humpback
2020Δ MonahanΔ Dirtyface Mountain - Lookout SiteΔ NorseΔ TOC RockΔ McAfeeΔ EdithΔ FrancsΔ MeanyΔ SefritΔ GearhartΔ CowapΔ Groat
2021Δ TreenΔ Hicks ButteΔ PilchuckΔ Big DevilΔ Hinkhouse-XΔ UncompahgreΔ TerrorΔ ShroudΔ Dip TopΔ BaΔ DungeonΔ Persis
2022Δ FossΔ RattlesnakeΔ Huntoon PointΔ Twin PeaksΔ HigginsΔ QuartzΔ GlacierΔ DegeΔ CliftyΔ South BaldyΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ Nason Ridge Peak #1
2023Δ KionaΔ Red Mountain - WestΔ Big Chief         


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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