Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Victor Zhou'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  


2000  Δ Stone         
2006     Δ FrissellΔ MansfieldΔ MitchellΔ Washington   
2007 Δ Great Dune Δ WachusettΔ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ ElbertΔ Garfield Δ Mansfield  
2008 Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ KillingtonΔ Bear Δ Camels HumpΔ Wildcat DΔ TecumsehΔ Pyramid   
2009Δ Horn Pond  Δ CardiganΔ HawksbillΔ San AntonioΔ YaleΔ FieldΔ Moosilauke Δ Hancock 
2010  Δ Humphreys Δ HaleΔ Carter DomeΔ South KinsmanΔ GraysΔ WashingtonΔ South Twin  
2011   Δ Holt HillΔ HayfordΔ LibertyΔ AdamsΔ WhitneyΔ WashingtonΔ WachusettΔ Flat Top 
2012Δ Gobblers KnobΔ VickoryΔ Scott HillΔ SpruceΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ Wind RiverΔ HaydenΔ BorahΔ WilsonΔ Cherry Creek Peak 3188 Δ Dutch John
2013Δ DriskillΔ ChamplinΔ Dolly Varden Mountains HPΔ PilotΔ ChicomaΔ TimpanogosΔ HyndmanΔ DiamondΔ CharlestonΔ ThurstonΔ Diamond 
2014Δ Stookey BenchmarkΔ GassΔ EllsworthΔ HighlandΔ Arc DomeΔ ClarkΔ RyanΔ WashburnΔ KingsΔ Dana  
2015   Δ High PointΔ TammanyΔ Black DomeΔ AlgonquinΔ CloudΔ JayΔ Ascutney  
2016   Δ Apple Pie HillΔ Elliott KnobΔ MarcyΔ FrancsΔ TableΔ Elk HillΔ Stratton Δ South Sacramento Mountains HP
2017Δ Penn  Δ Richland BalsamΔ GrahamΔ BaldΔ Big SlideΔ AtlanticΔ UncompahgreΔ WheelerΔ Campbell Hill 
2018  Δ Third HillΔ Balsam BeartownΔ EverettΔ SmartsΔ DorsetΔ HollowtopΔ North Breccia CliffsΔ GrahamΔ Enchanted Rock 
2019 Δ Brasstown Bald  Δ Pen y Fan  Δ RichthofenΔ TiffanyΔ El Peñón de GuatapéΔ Cheaha 
2020  Δ Iron Hill Δ Peak 1027    Δ Arvon  
2021 Δ Organ NeedleΔ Britton HillΔ LakeΔ Cabot Δ WhitefaceΔ CrystalΔ Daniel Δ Hector Backbone 


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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