Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mason Mason'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  


2002       Δ Castle Hill Δ Gellert Hegy  
2003Δ High Point Δ Woodall Δ Humphreys  Δ Diamond Head Δ Clingmans Dome  
2006Δ Emory   Δ Arvon      Δ Montmartre
2007    Δ OjibwayΔ Pikes      
2008  Δ Scotts Bluff  Δ Hua ShanΔ Moon Hill     
2009  Δ Black Elk   Δ Sandia Crest     
2010Δ Eagle Δ Panorama Point  Δ South Boulder   Δ North Yolla Bolly  
2011        Δ Dana Δ RyanΔ Lassen
2012Δ Whitney Δ Sigiriya Δ Wawona PointΔ Clouds RestΔ White Mountain Δ PickeringΔ MatterhornΔ WhitneyΔ Hot Springs
2013 Δ Swayambhunath Δ Indian Rock Δ TiogaΔ Black GiantΔ MorganΔ RitterΔ VogelsangΔ Tenaya 
2014Δ CloudripperΔ TelescopeΔ Last ChanceΔ LamontΔ Point SupremeΔ ChocolateΔ GouldΔ StanfordΔ PolychromeΔ Triple DivideΔ San JacintoΔ Cahoon Rock
2015Δ McConnell SpurΔ NyonyaneΔ Sleeping BeautyΔ McAdieΔ LeavittΔ Keyhole PlateauΔ GilbertΔ ConnessΔ WhitneyΔ Falls Ridge EastΔ MaturangoΔ Carters Mountain - Northeast
2016Δ SawtoothΔ Red BenchmarkΔ SamonΔ Snow ValleyΔ WheelerΔ TomΔ WilliamsonΔ WhiteΔ StewartΔ Echo Peak #0Δ OlanchaΔ Crane Flat Lookout
2017Δ Peak 7897Δ ChimneyΔ San JacintoΔ RalstonΔ WynneΔ MatterhornΔ DadeΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Black KaweahΔ AbbotΔ EmersonΔ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HP
2018Δ Pinnacle RockΔ KaweahΔ OwensΔ Peak 9420Δ Peak 12434Δ RaggedΔ PanoramaΔ Peak 13221Δ Amelia EarhartΔ BroderickΔ DeadwoodΔ Stephen
2019Δ Angora  Δ Stony ManΔ BloodyΔ MorganΔ Point PowellΔ Peak 13172Δ WhorlΔ GibbsΔ DiabloΔ Bald
2020Δ Peak 6495Δ CartagoΔ Albany Hill  Δ RecessΔ GabbΔ Peak of the Four WindsΔ Peak 10920Δ Hoffmann Δ Belvedere Island HP
2021 Δ Tamalpais - East   Δ Meteor Crater Moon TelescopeΔ WheelerΔ SplitΔ Jefferson  Δ Pine
2022Δ Peak 9390Δ LolaΔ Peak 6652Δ Cosmic AshtrayΔ HaleΔ Seven GablesΔ TyndallΔ TorchbearerΔ HuxleyΔ Peak 1378 Δ Coyote Ridge
2023Δ TallacΔ Peak 6345          


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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