Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

George Christiansen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1963           Δ San Rafael
1966        Δ Lyell   
1985     Δ Victoria      
2005       Δ Half Dome    
2006       Δ Whitney    
2007      Δ Trabuco  Δ San Antonio Δ Hines
2008Δ San Gabriel Δ Snow SummitΔ VetterΔ Kratka RidgeΔ NoroesteΔ PacificoΔ Arctic PointΔ AndersonΔ San GorgonioΔ JepsonΔ Antimony
2009Δ ScodieΔ CahuillaΔ GraniteΔ RussellΔ BareΔ Apache Δ JeanΔ San JacintoΔ CharltonΔ Little San GorgonioΔ Thunder
2010Δ Toro Peak-W PkΔ QuailΔ MartinezΔ Palm ViewΔ PineΔ TahquitzΔ Baden-PowellΔ PineΔ WysupΔ San AntonioΔ SugarloafΔ Granite Peaks
2011Δ TehachapiΔ HealdΔ San YsidroΔ TecuyaΔ OwensΔ GrinnellΔ SugarloafΔ SundayΔ PineΔ San GorgonioΔ GalenaΔ San Antonio-X
2012Δ HawkinsΔ PinosΔ IronΔ San AntonioΔ Red TahquitzΔ Little San GorgonioΔ WilliamsonΔ BighornΔ San Bernardino EastΔ Baden-PowellΔ Three SistersΔ Wysup
2013Δ LookoutΔ ButterflyΔ PinosΔ HarwoodΔ CornellΔ Piute LookoutΔ San GorgonioΔ Little San GorgonioΔ GalenaΔ HarwoodΔ HawesΔ Tehachapi
2014Δ WilsonΔ BlackΔ ThomasΔ MammothΔ Tip TopΔ San GorgonioΔ LakeΔ SilverΔ AndersonΔ Blue RidgeΔ DelightΔ Hoyt
2015Δ GleasonΔ Snow SummitΔ CalienteΔ Earthquake DomeΔ San AntonioΔ ToroΔ Castle RocksΔ John BenchmarkΔ SantiagoΔ Peak 5705Δ EmmaΔ Martinez
2016Δ PisgahΔ Peak 6705Δ MillΔ Obsidian DomeΔ East Lamont Δ MarionΔ JeanΔ JepsonΔ KilimanjaroΔ Liebre Mountain Ridge HPΔ Russell
2017Δ East OrdΔ EisenhowerΔ Yerba Buena RidgeΔ Peak 9668Δ ReyesΔ San Bernardino EastΔ CornellΔ AndersonΔ OlanchaΔ Kala Pattar NorthΔ PinyonΔ Toro
2018Δ Peak 6621Δ Crest SummitΔ Little BerdooΔ Peak 8508Δ Palm ViewΔ SugarloafΔ Fuji-sanΔ PineΔ Red Rock FlatΔ GrinnellΔ WatermanΔ Mayan
2019Δ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ OrdΔ Joshua TreeΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Peak 5982Δ MadulceΔ San VicenteΔ SittonΔ San MateoΔ SamonΔ OwensΔ Harrison-X


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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