Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Colin Gregory'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  


2000   Δ Eagle Rock        
2001   Δ Wolf Ridge        
2002         Δ Clark Point  
2006  Δ Hunters Point  Δ La Corona Δ Kings Beach State Recreation Area HP    
2009  Δ Terrace Hill Δ Firebreak Benchmark       
2010   Δ San Luis Obispo       Δ Pluto
2011     Δ Summit Rock      
2012 Δ Sutro Heights   Δ Table      
2013    Δ Mission   Δ Hunters Point   
2014    Δ Twins - North  Δ Stateline Lookout Δ Telegraph HillΔ Russian Hill 
2015  Δ Stateline Lookout Δ Saint Joseph's HillΔ Diamond HeadΔ Saint Joseph's HillΔ Peak 7350 Δ Denny Hill  
2016    Δ Priest RockΔ Priest RockΔ TheΔ BaldyΔ El SombrosoΔ Summit RockΔ VeederΔ Round Mound
2017Δ SizerΔ Antler PointΔ CopernicusΔ DiabloΔ BlackΔ Castle RockΔ Goat RockΔ Turtle RockΔ UmunhumΔ Peak 2676Δ Peak 2071Δ Dewey Benchmark
2018Δ Captain Pomin RockΔ Goat RockΔ RoseΔ Yosemite PointΔ HaleakalaΔ Pinnacles Point 2361Δ Rim of The WorldΔ RoseΔ Black HawkΔ HoodΔ Peak 7264Δ Fremont
2019Δ Angora RidgeΔ ConeΔ North ChaloneΔ Elephants Back Δ Starr King #2Δ WhitneyΔ Clouds RestΔ Round TopΔ ElwellΔ Tinker KnobΔ Bald
2020Δ EastΔ CarmelΔ ReversedΔ Black ButteΔ DevilsΔ Red LakeΔ GoddardΔ Highland Δ SonoraΔ Saint Helena 
2021 Δ Pise Lookout SiteΔ RalstonΔ Ventana Double Cone-XΔ SillimanΔ WhiteΔ TowerΔ TamarackΔ LeavittΔ Three SistersΔ BlackΔ Nesbit Ridge
2022Δ Chews RidgeΔ WatchtowerΔ Round MoundΔ BlancoΔ KonoctiΔ EnglishΔ RitterΔ RaymondΔ FolgerΔ Hiram  


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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