Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob McLaughlin'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  


1974       Δ Haleakala    
1979Δ Pluto           
1996       Δ Buttes    
1998       Δ Dana    
1999    Δ FreelΔ PyramidΔ PriceΔ Conness    
2000     Δ Tinker KnobΔ SillΔ Round TopΔ White Mountain   
2001     Δ PyramidΔ Lyell-X     
2002   Δ Castle-X Δ Elbert   Δ Tallac  
2003  Δ Judah  Δ DicksΔ PyramidΔ PyramidΔ HighlandΔ Bull RunΔ Basin 
2004  Δ Pyramid Δ BarkerΔ FairviewΔ ConnessΔ DicksΔ Mokelumne   
2005      Δ Sonora     
2006 Δ Waterhouse  Δ Waterhouse Δ Tinker KnobΔ LeavittΔ PyramidΔ Pyramid Δ Ralston
2007  Δ Ralston  Δ Little PyramidΔ DanaΔ StarrΔ FreelΔ Round Top  
2008Δ WaterhouseΔ Peak 9374Δ Ralston Δ Peak 8925-XΔ JacksΔ MorganΔ StanfordΔ McConnellΔ Little Round Top  
2009Δ Fiske Benchmark  Δ RalstonΔ StevensΔ PyramidΔ Sky HighΔ PyramidΔ Price   
2010   Δ Peak 9155 Δ HawkinsΔ San JoaquinΔ Lamarck NorthΔ Agassiz   
2011     Δ Rubicon Δ MatterhornΔ WhitneyΔ Granite Chief  
2012  Δ WaterhouseΔ DiabloΔ PyramidΔ Patterson-XΔ Pyramid     
2013 Δ Annies RockΔ Berryessa Δ Maggies Peaks - South SummitΔ PhippsΔ TallacΔ Dunderberg    
2014  Δ WaterhouseΔ DiabloΔ PicayuneΔ EllisΔ PyramidΔ Patricia Δ Silver Peak - Southwest SummitΔ Brushy Sky HighΔ Vaca
2015Δ RoseΔ Flowery Range HPΔ Duane BlissΔ Desert CreekΔ Snow ValleyΔ Peak 9579Δ Round TopΔ LangleyΔ McConnell SpurΔ MineralΔ Little Blue RidgeΔ Bally
2016Δ Blue Lake Springs HighpointΔ Cache Creek RidgeΔ SnowΔ KonoctiΔ Peak 8089Δ Peak 9115Δ Peak 9400Δ WarrenΔ LassenΔ MckinstryΔ SiegelΔ Cobb
2017Δ AtlasΔ Peak 2437Δ MartisΔ BlackΔ HoughtonΔ ThornburgΔ South SisterΔ AgassizΔ ArnotΔ IXL BenchmarkΔ SpanishΔ Paul Benchmark
2018Δ BaldyΔ UmunhumΔ DiscoveryΔ Sand RidgeΔ PyramidΔ Winnemucca Lake SoutheastΔ San JoaquinΔ Silver Peak - Northeast Summit-XΔ Silver Peak - Northeast SummitΔ Lost Cannon-XΔ North Yolla BollyΔ Big Rock Ridge
2019Δ HannahΔ Peak 2720Δ VeederΔ Lowell Hill RidgeΔ SlideΔ Reba BenchmarkΔ WalkerΔ DisasterΔ Pyramid Δ California State Railroad Museum HPΔ Peak 2040
2020Δ Chitterden Ridge   Δ PilotΔ Peak 8772Δ Peak 8523 Δ Peak 9840Δ Donner RidgeΔ Peak 7550 
2021Δ Peak 1965 Δ Peak 2758Δ Cow Δ Peak 8728Δ Fish ValleyΔ Peak 968 Δ Ina CoolbrithΔ Copernicus 
2022Δ RussellΔ Wildcat Δ Abrott Benchmark Δ Buzzard RoostΔ Peak 7260Δ Little Pyramid Δ Clyde  
2023Δ Sobrante Ridge HP           


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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