Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

John Ide'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  


1964      Δ Pikes     
1977    Δ Pilot Δ Wizard IslandΔ Stratton Bald Δ CollinsΔ Mitchell 
1978   Δ ThunderheadΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Tricorner Knob    Δ Silers BaldΔ Spence Field
1979   Δ Cold Δ Kennison    Δ Blanket 
1980 Δ Le ConteΔ Celo KnobΔ Gregory Bald      Δ Collins 
1981  Δ Standing Indian         
1982   Δ Silers Bald Δ Cheoah Bald   Δ Le Conte  
1984   Δ Unaka  Δ Huckleberry     
1987   Δ Rogers    Δ Le Conte   
1988      Δ OlympusΔ Carrie    
1989 Δ Thunderhead       Δ Woods  
1990 Δ Hump Δ Morrow Δ Griff      
1991       Δ Anderson    
1992    Δ Le Conte       
1994 Δ Cold      Δ Newton BaldΔ Sterling  
1995Δ Rocky KnobΔ TablerockΔ Stone         
1996Δ Crabtree Bald     Δ Whitney   Δ PinnacleΔ Guyot
1998     Δ Hurricane HillΔ Großglockner     
1999Δ KitsumaΔ Graybeard Δ Cosby Knob Δ Snowball      
2002     Δ Mauna Loa      
2003   Δ Observation Benchmark        
2005   Δ Cheaha        
2006      Δ LongsΔ Half Dome    
2007    Δ Capulin    Δ Rose  
2008    Δ DavidsonΔ TallacΔ DicksΔ FreelΔ Relay   
2009    Δ ComoΔ SnowflowerΔ Arc DomeΔ Hole in the MountainΔ WheelerΔ ShastaΔ SiegelΔ Cuyamaca
2010  Δ RelayΔ TamarackΔ PilotΔ White MountainΔ San GorgonioΔ PiuteΔ DefianceΔ Little Round Top  
2011 Δ YeckelΔ Elk KnobΔ Spanish SpringsΔ Desert CreekΔ WaucobaΔ MontgomeryΔ LangleyΔ EagleΔ Castle Δ Peak 8901
2012   Δ LoneΔ New York ButteΔ ArnotΔ WilliamsonΔ RitterΔ ElbertΔ WheelerΔ RiceΔ Gass
2013   Δ Roan High KnobΔ CraigΔ WashingtonΔ Big SamΔ MorganΔ TaftΔ Round TopΔ MohoΔ Quartzite
2014Δ ReconnaissanceΔ ToroΔ ChiricahuaΔ KephartΔ BluffΔ DelanoΔ IbapahΔ DunderbergΔ HarvardΔ WhalebackΔ BeckwourthΔ Ina Coolbrith
2015 Δ Red Rock BenchmarkΔ FergusonΔ GingercakeΔ Empire BluffsΔ Twin PeaksΔ CloudripperΔ NorthΔ Toiyabe Peak 11085Δ TomΔ Hanging Rock 
2016Δ Peak 6622Δ Rainbow Mountain Wilderness HPΔ BlackΔ West Wildcat TopΔ BuffaloΔ LyellΔ HaystackΔ BorahΔ UncompahgreΔ Prosser Hill Δ Pinnacle
2017Δ BlackΔ WrightsonΔ KennesawΔ Big ButtΔ Peak 8648Δ NinemileΔ Big BaldΔ Peak 10727Δ PondΔ Cherry Creek Peak 3188Δ Duck Creek Range HPΔ Peak 9225
2018 Δ Nugent BenchmarkΔ StonewallΔ EscudillaΔ SilverΔ BaldyΔ KunaΔ KaweahΔ LincolnΔ AndrewsΔ MammothΔ Lava Benchmark


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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