Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Kirk Mallory'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  


1997      Δ GraysΔ LincolnΔ ElbertΔ Quandary  
1998     Δ PikesΔ UncompahgreΔ HarvardΔ ShavanoΔ AnteroΔ North StarΔ Dyer
1999Δ Buckskin - SoutheastΔ PacificΔ JamesΔ FletcherΔ WilsonΔ Kit CarsonΔ CrestoneΔ MaroonΔ LongsΔ OurayΔ OklahomaΔ Rogers
2000Δ ClintonΔ OrizabaΔ CrystalΔ EvansΔ ShastaΔ Columbia PointΔ AdamsΔ IceΔ PigeonΔ PhoenixΔ Santa FeΔ Sugarloaf
2001Δ OtterΔ EcclesΔ EvansΔ Hoosier RidgeΔ Bull HillΔ White MountainΔ Middle PalisadeΔ WhitneyΔ RussellΔ Rito AltoΔ West Buffalo 
2002Δ PattersonΔ Saint VrainΔ PalmerΔ BisonΔ GrizzlyΔ PotosiΔ T 0Δ Pole CreekΔ Storm KingΔ SilverΔ Yale - SouthΔ Ptarmigan
2003Δ Almagre Mountain SouthΔ KilimanjaroΔ North TarryallΔ Baldy CincoΔ Electric PassΔ U S GrantΔ San MiguelΔ GrizzlyΔ GreylockΔ HamiltonΔ Peak 13374Δ Gladstone Ridge
2004 Δ TiggerΔ Sandia CrestΔ BlancaΔ WilliamsonΔ TreasureΔ AnimasΔ V 3Δ Peak 13537Δ North CrownΔ Finnback KnobΔ Peak 13158
2005 Δ PecksΔ WaverlyΔ BaldyΔ HaydenΔ Crestone - EastΔ Pilot KnobΔ SnowmassΔ ClevelandΔ MonumentalΔ Prize BenchmarkΔ Peak 13147
2006Δ GibsonΔ Esprit PointΔ Peak 12956Δ JonesΔ BentΔ HeisshornΔ Peak NineΔ Grand TetonΔ ItalianΔ KiowaΔ SimpsonΔ Otto
2007Δ BattleΔ FlagstaffΔ BaldΔ OgalallaΔ WildhorseΔ RainierΔ Peak GΔ Peak ZΔ North PalisadeΔ MesaΔ Peak 12885Δ Chief
2008Δ Park ConeΔ FisherΔ Peak 12876Δ Peak 12847Δ JasperΔ Peak 13040Δ ReconnoiterΔ GannettΔ TyndallΔ Peak 12887Δ AbramsΔ Meridian Hill
2009Δ Peak 12650Δ Point 12763Δ ComancheΔ GraybackΔ ByersΔ BeautifulΔ BandedΔ DunsinaneΔ Lone ConeΔ WhetstoneΔ Ptarmigan HillΔ Peak 11356
2010Δ GanleyΔ Peak 12760  Δ CopperΔ Little Bear - SouthΔ CumberlandΔ StaticΔ Trail RidgeΔ Specimen  
2011 Δ SchoolmarmΔ SheepΔ Runs-Down-FastΔ Point RenoΔ GalenaΔ EmmonsΔ WhitecapΔ Never SummerΔ GravelΔ RogersΔ Hayden
2012Δ GuthrieΔ RadialΔ North DiamondΔ Elbert - SouthΔ BlackfootΔ CornwallΔ Saint LouisΔ CloudΔ North RawahΔ MatchlessΔ Mitchell 
2013   Δ Mauna KeaΔ GrandfatherΔ SawtoothΔ GriffithΔ Peak 12348Δ San GorgonioΔ Chalk BenchmarkΔ Pinnacle 
2014Δ Caribou  Δ CharlestonΔ SignalΔ Peak 11594Δ Nokhu CragsΔ GraniteΔ Cement RidgeΔ Peak 12334Δ Marmot 
2015  Δ Bancroft  Δ HaystackΔ SheepΔ Flat BenchmarkΔ Peak 12067Δ CementΔ Big Bald 
2016 Δ Agassiz Δ Puu Kea Δ Rabun Bald      
2017   Δ Blood  Δ Table Δ Bunker Hill   
2018   Δ Todt Hill   Δ Ruby Dome  Δ Snake Mountain - North 
2019   Δ UnionΔ Blue Mountain - Berks CoHPΔ Sandymush Bald  Δ Lassen Δ Baker 
2020Δ Harquahala      Δ Adams    


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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