Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

George Christiansen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 VetterΔ ShayΔ CuyamacaΔ PacificoΔ WatermanΔ Baden-PowellΔ San GorgonioΔ CharltonΔ Antimony
2009Δ RedΔ CahuillaΔ GraniteΔ RussellΔ CuyamaΔ 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 CrossΔ SantiagoΔ BurntΔ OwensΔ SundayΔ ButlerΔ San GorgonioΔ Big PineΔ Monument
2012Δ CuyamacaΔ PinosΔ MonroviaΔ San AntonioΔ SantiagoΔ ReyesΔ PalomarΔ ToroΔ TahquitzΔ Baden-PowellΔ CahuillaΔ Asbestos
2013Δ CuyamacaΔ San Juan HillΔ PinosΔ SandstoneΔ PacificoΔ PeakΔ San GorgonioΔ RussellΔ Saddleback ButteΔ AridoΔ RabbitΔ Whale
2014Δ MonumentΔ WoodsonΔ CuyamacaΔ ButlerΔ SignalΔ San GorgonioΔ MøllehøjΔ KnøsenΔ SundayΔ FrazierΔ BurntΔ Hoyt
2015Δ San Pedro HillΔ BurntΔ CalienteΔ TecateΔ San AntonioΔ ToroΔ PiuteΔ OrizabaΔ SantiagoΔ Odell BenchmarkΔ Bolsa Chica State Beach HPΔ Castro
2016Δ DavisΔ Black ButteΔ StrawberryΔ EagleΔ Reche Δ BlackΔ Hot SpringsΔ San AntonioΔ KilimanjaroΔ Jerimoth HillΔ Black Butte
2017Δ Bunch BenchmarkΔ WashingtonΔ Baldwin BenchmarkΔ La JollaΔ ReyesΔ Peak 9980Δ San GuillermoΔ ButlerΔ OlanchaΔ Peak 4440Δ PinyonΔ Toro
2018Δ Big Maria Mountains HPΔ Shandin HillsΔ Little BerdooΔ RabbitΔ SpectreΔ FrazierΔ Fuji-sanΔ Baden-PowellΔ CuyamaΔ PleasantsΔ RedΔ Cross
2019Δ QuartziteΔ OrdΔ FremontΔ CalicoΔ SoledadΔ MadulceΔ SilverΔ El MontanonΔ MargaritaΔ FoxΔ OwensΔ Flinn


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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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