Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

L Helzer's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


2004       Δ Crazy    
2005      Δ HollowtopΔ Helena    
2006      Δ Lianhua FengΔ GraniteΔ Flattop  Δ Near Point
2007  Δ Ptarmigan  Δ O'MalleyΔ WilliwawΔ Ramp    
2008Δ RainbowΔ Tikishla  Δ South AvalancheΔ Beak Δ Homicide  Δ Harp 
2009Δ Wolverine Δ RainbowΔ Ancient Art - Corkscrew SummitΔ Mauna KeaΔ ElliottΔ Peak 4600Δ Temptation    
2010Δ WolverineΔ Rainier Δ FlattopΔ DenaliΔ Flattop  Δ McHugh   
2011 Δ Peak ThreeΔ HiddenΔ South SuicideΔ WolverineΔ Middle TrollΔ PioneerΔ South AvalancheΔ RampΔ Roundtop Δ Near Point
2012  Δ FlattopΔ Castleton TowerΔ PioneerΔ South Suicide  Δ Rusty Point Δ Snow HawkΔ Wolverine
2013  Δ Telescope  Δ East TanainaΔ EagleΔ YudikenchΔ Temptation Δ POW/MIA 
2014 Δ Peak ThreeΔ HualalaiΔ Peak 5505Δ SignificantΔ HurdygurdyΔ TricouniΔ CalliopeΔ Rubbletop Δ Peak 1445Δ Hulse Hill
2015  Δ EsbayΔ BoldΔ West TwinΔ North AvalancheΔ Camp RobberΔ Raggedtop Δ RampΔ POW/MIA 
2016  Δ Robert RidgeΔ PeekingΔ Iliamna VolcanoΔ South AvalancheΔ Thunder BirdΔ WatchmanΔ BashfulΔ Bees HeavenΔ POW/MIAΔ Hope
2017Δ WolverineΔ SumasΔ SovereignΔ TorbertΔ DonohoΔ Peak 3960  Δ Murphy DomeΔ TumwaterΔ CampitoΔ Baldy Ridge
2018Δ HaleakalaΔ RoostΔ Redoubt VolcanoΔ TruuliΔ FlaketopΔ BakerΔ BenignΔ RumbleΔ Peak 863Δ Bodenburg ButteΔ POW/MIAΔ Wheeler
2019Δ Peak Two Δ Mauna LoaΔ BuntingΔ McHughΔ FlattopΔ VertigoΔ WedgeΔ WhitneyΔ Peak 4252Δ POW/MIA 
2020Δ Near PointΔ FlattopΔ WhiteoutΔ Gordon LyonΔ FiddleheadΔ South PioneerΔ South SuicideΔ FlaketopΔ MagpieΔ VistaΔ POW/MIAΔ Peak Three
2021Δ FlaketopΔ WolverineΔ AhumoaΔ PrimroseΔ Polar BearΔ YuklaΔ South AvalancheΔ FlattopΔ North SuicideΔ FlattopΔ POW/MIAΔ Flattop
2022Δ GunsightΔ Little O'MalleyΔ Mauna KeaΔ RainbowΔ Hvannadalshn√ļkurΔ Bird Ridge PointΔ South PowerlineΔ Hope PointΔ ElbertΔ RoundtopΔ Charleston 
2023Δ Peak Three Δ Rainbow         


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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