Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dennis Poulin'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  


1997      Δ Roxy AnnΔ McLoughlin    
1999    Δ Black ButteΔ Wagner ButteΔ McLoughlinΔ LassenΔ ShastaΔ Hillman  
2000  Δ Ashland Δ (Frog Pond)   Δ McLoughlinΔ Goose Nest  
2002      Δ Castle DomeΔ McLoughlinΔ White MountainΔ McLoughlinΔ Thielsen-S Pk 
2003  Δ (Lost Creek Lake)Δ BaldyΔ Shasta-XΔ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ WhitneyΔ SacajaweaΔ Jefferson-North RidgeΔ Yamsay 
2004Δ CobbΔ CalienteΔ Hot SpringsΔ Yuba CoHPΔ Middle SisterΔ RainierΔ FreelΔ AdamsΔ CharlestonΔ WheelerΔ Oregon ButteΔ Laveaga
2005Δ HaleakalaΔ San JacintoΔ South ChucksneyΔ Big PineΔ San GorgonioΔ North SisterΔ PealeΔ HumphreysΔ AneroidΔ Indian Spring ButteΔ ButtΔ York Butte
2006Δ ClarkΔ Peak 4150Δ EldoradoΔ ShastaΔ Denali-XΔ HayfordΔ BorahΔ KingsΔ PyramidΔ LyellΔ Graham 
2007  Δ Baden-PowellΔ McLoughlinΔ ShastinaΔ DenaliΔ Chief JosephΔ North PalisadeΔ ConnessΔ Rainbow PointΔ Eight DollarΔ Upper Table Rock
2008 Δ PintoΔ OrdΔ NavajoΔ VirginiaΔ PattersonΔ GannettΔ StoneΔ ElbertΔ Blanca  
2009 Δ Collings  Δ DufferΔ South Selkirk CrestΔ SnowysideΔ ShastaΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Red ButteΔ Old Blue
2010Δ EagleΔ SpiritΔ IronΔ Big CraggiesΔ Modoc BenchmarkΔ TuleΔ BakerΔ ClevelandΔ Twin PeaksΔ WashingtonΔ Ogden HillΔ Mauna Kea
2011Δ Seven Troughs BenchmarkΔ PiperΔ Manly-XΔ JobΔ PilotΔ ShastaΔ TrapperΔ BellΔ AixΔ SiegelΔ PinosΔ Peak 5200
2012Δ EdgarΔ CookesΔ GrandeΔ Green PrairieΔ MitchellΔ Hood-XΔ Stewart BenchmarkΔ Francs-XΔ GlacierΔ CrystalΔ Saddle BenchmarkΔ Highland
2013Δ StirlingΔ Big HatchetΔ AztecΔ KendrickΔ GoshuteΔ MoriahΔ SteelΔ GabbΔ MorganΔ WardΔ ShoshoneΔ McKittrick Summit
2014Δ SlateΔ Peak 5706Δ Pusch Ridge Wilderness HPΔ Panum CraterΔ MoreyΔ FlorenceΔ White MountainΔ MillerΔ DuboisΔ Toiyabe DomeΔ HullΔ Toro
2015Δ Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HPΔ MapleΔ LewisΔ FriscoΔ Desolation ButteΔ RyanΔ Southeast Doublespring PassΔ ShellyΔ Stewart BenchmarkΔ Dry 
2016Δ Odell BenchmarkΔ LaneΔ AndersonΔ Capitan Mountains HPΔ Hog RanchΔ Salt BenchmarkΔ HilgardΔ ProvoΔ ChicomaΔ KernΔ OlanchaΔ Roxy Ann
2017Δ Banner           


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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