Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

George Christiansen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 Santiago Δ StrawberryΔ RattlesnakeΔ ShayΔ CuyamacaΔ PacificoΔ WatermanΔ Baden-PowellΔ San JacintoΔ BighornΔ Eagle Rest
2009Δ RedΔ CahuillaΔ GraniteΔ RussellΔ LukensΔ Thomas Δ AridoΔ San JacintoΔ ButlerΔ BurntΔ Sunset
2010Δ AsbestosΔ QuailΔ MartinezΔ CalienteΔ Big PineΔ Big PineΔ Baden-PowellΔ ButlerΔ PinosΔ San AntonioΔ SugarloafΔ Hines
2011Δ RedΔ CalienteΔ PeakΔ TecuyaΔ SantiagoΔ AlamoΔ OwensΔ AlamoΔ ScodieΔ San JacintoΔ PalomarΔ Circle
2012Δ CuyamacaΔ PinosΔ MonroviaΔ San AntonioΔ SantiagoΔ HinesΔ PalomarΔ ToroΔ TahquitzΔ Baden-PowellΔ MartinezΔ Asbestos
2013Δ CuyamacaΔ San Juan HillΔ PinosΔ SandstoneΔ PacificoΔ GleasonΔ San GorgonioΔ TelegraphΔ GleasonΔ LukensΔ RabbitΔ Whale
2014Δ MonumentΔ WoodsonΔ CuyamacaΔ ButlerΔ NorthΔ San JacintoΔ JurupaΔ SilverΔ SundayΔ FrazierΔ BurntΔ Hoyt
2015Δ El CajonΔ BurntΔ CalienteΔ OtayΔ San AntonioΔ ToroΔ PiuteΔ OrizabaΔ SantiagoΔ OatΔ Warm SpringsΔ Martinez
2016Δ PisgahΔ Red TopΔ StrawberryΔ EagleΔ Orocopia Mountains HP Δ TelegraphΔ Hot SpringsΔ San AntonioΔ KilimanjaroΔ PintoΔ Black Butte
2017Δ Rodman Mountains HPΔ Peak 1800Δ Yerba Buena RidgeΔ La JollaΔ ReyesΔ Peak 9980Δ BlackΔ AlamoΔ OlanchaΔ Peak 4440Δ RangerΔ Toro
2018Δ Big Maria Mountains HPΔ Loma AltaΔ Little BerdooΔ QueenΔ SpectreΔ FrazierΔ Fuji-sanΔ Baden-PowellΔ CuyamaΔ CobblestoneΔ RedΔ Monrovia
2019Δ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ OrdΔ DomeΔ McCoyΔ SoledadΔ MadulceΔ SilverΔ Saddle Peak WestΔ MargaritaΔ PalaΔ Owens 


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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