Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jay Dolan'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  


1993      Δ Pilchuck     
1994       Δ Townsend    
1997         Δ Steptoe Butte  
2002  Δ Cowles   Δ Washington     
2004           Δ Iron
2005    Δ UluruΔ StonewallΔ WoodsonΔ EvansΔ IronΔ Kamiak ButteΔ McGintyΔ Haleakala
2006Δ Iron  Δ Pão de AçúcarΔ Brian HeadΔ Half DomeΔ Sanson Δ WhitneyΔ Keys ViewΔ Mauna KeaΔ Mine
2007  Δ PicachoΔ San JacintoΔ HumphreysΔ San GorgonioΔ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ Heliograph Δ GuadalupeΔ Morena Butte
2008 Δ Tekoa Δ Tamalpais-E Pk Δ Big Lake KnollΔ MaderasΔ UncompahgreΔ TahquitzΔ KilimanjaroΔ Suicide RockΔ Rattlesnake Ledge
2009Δ Punta   Δ MitchellΔ PikesΔ San JacintoΔ ShermanΔ MarcyΔ DelanoΔ TelescopeΔ El Cajon
2010 Δ FremontΔ SantiagoΔ Queenstown HillΔ BigelowΔ WheelerΔ GraysΔ BierstadtΔ RoseΔ Olympus-SkolioΔ AltaΔ Black
2011Δ ConeΔ ViejasΔ Granite Δ Hualapai-XΔ DelamarΔ QuandaryΔ White MountainΔ LincolnΔ EvansΔ CuyamacaΔ Hot Springs
2012Δ PineΔ Orizaba Δ SmithΔ GrahamΔ Anderson Δ HandiesΔ PettingellΔ South Sister-XΔ San JacintoΔ Tahquitz
2013Δ CombsΔ Lone Tree PointΔ TecuyaΔ OnyxΔ Baldy-XΔ Boucher HillΔ Lincoln Δ EagleΔ San Bernardino EastΔ San AntonioΔ Rock Point
2014Δ Wooded HillΔ Palm ViewΔ SuggΔ WysupΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ San GorgonioΔ PrincetonΔ StrawberryΔ PattersonΔ BurnhamΔ Ken PointΔ Hualapai
2015Δ RabbitΔ CuyamacaΔ MartinezΔ BarúΔ ShastaΔ BaldyΔ AnteroΔ PineΔ GrouseΔ KimballΔ MonserrateΔ Heaps
2016Δ LukensΔ RattlesnakeΔ CuyapaipeΔ Peak 5868Δ GenoaΔ Old SugarloafΔ SugarloafΔ EngineerΔ HyndmanΔ WoodchuteΔ SitgreavesΔ Quail
2017Δ NewmanΔ Rouse HillΔ GhostΔ MazatzalΔ EurekaΔ Pine Mountain RidgeΔ CirqueΔ YpsilonΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ RinconΔ PacificoΔ Gobblers Knob
2018Δ HawesΔ BurntΔ RussellΔ KendrickΔ AlamoΔ AdamsΔ EagleΔ GouldΔ AudubonΔ DiscoveryΔ MoscowΔ Baldy
2019Δ Peak 1490Δ EagleΔ Otay Mountain Wilderness HPΔ WhiteΔ JenkinsΔ Sam FinkΔ Ten Thousand Foot RidgeΔ PyramidΔ IbapahΔ Baden-PowellΔ OwensΔ Jacumba
2020Δ AjoΔ Eagle BenchmarkΔ Pinyon RidgeΔ Jamul MountainsΔ WilsonΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ SlateΔ Leavitt    


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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