Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Sullivan'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  


2009    Δ Stonewall       
2010  Δ Lake Hodges Overlook Δ Ramona OverlookΔ WoodsonΔ Ditch BenchmarkΔ Glenn's ViewΔ Storm King   
2011 Δ CowlesΔ Boucher HillΔ CuyamacaΔ CowlesΔ CowlesΔ San JacintoΔ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ Palomar
2012Δ OakzanitaΔ Los PinosΔ Inaja Hill 3418Δ MonumentΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ San JacintoΔ TahquitzΔ San AntonioΔ OntarioΔ Baden-PowellΔ Juniper
2013Δ Wilson BenchmarkΔ GraniteΔ San YsidroΔ CuyamacaΔ Hot SpringsΔ Gar BenchmarkΔ San Bernardino EastΔ WhitneyΔ San JacintoΔ SheepheadΔ StephensonΔ Wasson
2014Δ Don BenchmarkΔ Julian BenchmarkΔ SombreroΔ NorthΔ San JacintoΔ Suicide RockΔ AndersonΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ Long BenchmarkΔ Cliff BenchmarkΔ Peak 5868
2015Δ Little BerdooΔ Long ValleyΔ TuleΔ Peak 3064Δ Castle RocksΔ Sheephead Mountain-NW PkΔ Peak 5784Δ TelegraphΔ HoffmannΔ PinosΔ Peak 5552Δ Cigarette Hills South
2016Δ MonumentΔ Kitchen CreekΔ ClydeΔ Red TopΔ East Mesa HPΔ CienagaΔ PineΔ Peak 6240Δ San Pedro HillΔ Peak 5958Δ Old SugarloafΔ Black Hills HP
2017Δ TravelersΔ RabbitΔ CoyoteΔ San Felipe Hills HPΔ Peak 2040Δ ModjeskaΔ Big PineΔ TemescalΔ AguangaΔ Palm ViewΔ TelescopeΔ Quail
2018Δ Angelina Jolie FelipeΔ Siva BenchmarkΔ MartinezΔ Lily RockΔ PacificoΔ StrawberryΔ KellerΔ WysupΔ Little IronΔ Farmer FireΔ ParadiseΔ Soda Benchmark
2019Δ Peak 1876Δ Huckleberry HillΔ Pk 3279Δ Peak 4371Δ Prom 4809Δ WatermanΔ WashingtonΔ ElsinoreΔ Arctic PointΔ Granite PeaksΔ Middle Ysidro-XΔ Lookout Point
2020Δ Walnut Canyon Poppy OverlookΔ BlackΔ Peak 3268Δ SugarloafΔ Peak 6020Δ BurntΔ CT Overlook  Δ CraftsΔ Butler 
2021 Δ Hidden Meadows HighpointΔ Fryman Park HPΔ La VerneΔ Hill 3832Δ Peak 2418      


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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