Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Marcus Sierra'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  


2010         Δ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ Diablo
2011Δ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ Rose Δ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ MontaraΔ DiabloΔ Saint HelenaΔ Diablo
2012  Δ DiabloΔ DiscoveryΔ DiabloΔ DiabloΔ DanaΔ WhitneyΔ ConnessΔ MokelumneΔ DiabloΔ Saint Helena
2013Δ AllisonΔ DevilsΔ PyramidΔ Clouds RestΔ SnowΔ WhitneyΔ HighlandΔ PriceΔ Tinker KnobΔ GibbsΔ WhiteΔ Red Lake
2014Δ HawkinsΔ San JacintoΔ PyramidΔ Clouds RestΔ TallacΔ ArnotΔ ParsonsΔ MorganΔ ShastaΔ JobsΔ ReynoldsΔ Wade Benchmark
2015Δ BaldyΔ Chews RidgeΔ Twin PeaksΔ GenoaΔ MonumentΔ Round TopΔ Black HawkΔ ExcelsiorΔ White MountainΔ TrimmerΔ DavidsonΔ Hot Springs
2016Δ BuckΔ Lowery BenchmarkΔ Red LakeΔ DoubleΔ MineralΔ PhippsΔ ElbertΔ TomΔ RitterΔ KunaΔ SiegelΔ Flag
2017Δ HannahΔ Palo EscritoΔ Saint JohnΔ Burra BurraΔ Captain Pomin RockΔ GivensΔ GraysΔ MontgomeryΔ LyellΔ Three SistersΔ Peak 9236Δ Santiago
2018Δ Peak 3494Δ BreckenridgeΔ TivyΔ Mattley RidgeΔ HighΔ Bull RunΔ Iron Δ CoyoteΔ Peak 9795Δ DeadwoodΔ Peak 2440
2019Δ Peak 2880Δ Harris Benchmark-XΔ LewisΔ ThornberryΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ BaldΔ CharlestonΔ DunderbergΔ WalkerΔ Peak 9579Δ Little ShuteyeΔ Wallace
2020Δ CenterΔ Griswold BenchmarkΔ Schlieper RockΔ DiabloΔ Peak 9390Δ SnowflowerΔ PattersonΔ SkiΔ StanislausΔ Peak 9280Δ ProvoΔ Diablo
2021Δ IsabelΔ FelicianaΔ Negro Jack HillΔ BismarkΔ Peak 7960Δ Peak 10335Δ CraterΔ Peak 9896-XΔ LewisΔ Big Valley BluffΔ Peak 5720Δ Chalk
2022Δ Peak 4250Δ Woods Ridge LookoutΔ SawtoothΔ ScodieΔ PiperΔ Peak 9550-XΔ Rose KnobΔ SlideΔ Teague HillΔ Peak 8997Δ Peak 2994Δ Flagstaff Hill
2023Δ (Round Valley Hill)Δ Carson HillΔ Round Valley Hill         


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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