Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Sean Doyle'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 AllenΔ SiyehΔ Going-to-the-Sun   
2010   Δ Telescope Δ ApikuniΔ SiyehΔ GouldΔ Triple Divide   
2011Δ Peak 2200Δ Ruapehu Δ TaraweraΔ HillmanΔ KupunkamintΔ Rising WolfΔ ClevelandΔ JacksonΔ Rysy Δ Corkscrew
2012Δ RogersΔ PintoΔ WildroseΔ Peak 7085Δ Little DogΔ White CalfΔ SiyehΔ WilburΔ ClevelandΔ Kearsarge  
2013  Δ ScalplockΔ BaldΔ CrownΔ KainaΔ PieganΔ Stimson    
2014   Δ EllsworthΔ BullΔ GoatΔ MatahpiΔ NatoasΔ WilburΔ White Mountain  
2015Δ ScalplockΔ Little PlumeΔ Observation PointΔ WhitneyΔ GouldΔ RedΔ IpashaΔ PollockΔ Flinsch   
2016 Δ Feather Woman Δ NotchΔ ClarkΔ White CalfΔ Kaiser PointΔ EagleheadΔ SherburneΔ LangleyΔ Middle 
2017    Δ ParinacotaΔ SiyehΔ PhillipsΔ Vulture Δ San JoaquinΔ University 
2018   Δ Mountain SpringΔ ChoteauΔ HenryΔ Saint NicholasΔ Going-to-the-SunΔ Great NorthernΔ Spendlove KnollΔ Perry 
2019  Δ Circle-AllΔ BartonsΔ RampageΔ Cerulean RidgeΔ RainbowΔ GouldΔ PinchotΔ DanaΔ Glacier View 
2020    Δ Castle ReefΔ ElkΔ HollandΔ Middle TetonΔ FremontΔ PattersonΔ Daylight 
2021Δ GinnyΔ UniversityΔ Sentinel SouthΔ Little PlumeΔ DivideΔ ScapegoatΔ East Saint MarysΔ Saint MaryΔ Stuart   


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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