Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Vince Kloster's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean
1975 Δ Pacifico    
1977 Δ Whitney    
1978 Δ Banner    
1979 Δ Grays    
1980 Δ Massive    
1981 Δ Castle    
1982 Δ Blanca    
1983 Δ UncompahgreΔ Washington   
1984 Δ Handies    
1985 Δ WindomΔ Mitchell   
1986 Δ Crestone Needle    
1987 Δ Sherman    
1988 Δ Buckskin - Southeast    
1989 Δ GrizzlyΔ Britton Hill   
1990 Δ French    
1991 Δ Ruby    
1992 Δ Evans    
1993 Δ Ypsilon    
1994 Δ Saint Louis    
1995 Δ Crosier    
1996 Δ Captain    
1997 Δ TrincheraΔ Cadillac   
1998 Δ PennsylvaniaΔ Rogers   
1999 Δ RoyalΔ Marcy   
2000 Δ Otter    
2001 Δ ClarkΔ Enchanted Rock   
2002 Δ Storm    
2003 Δ BushnellΔ Barker   
2004Δ CarletonΔ PikesΔ Katahdin   
2005 Δ PhoenixΔ Pinnacle   
2006 Δ Van WitΔ Linville   
2007 Δ VermilionΔ Kennesaw   
2008 Δ SoprisΔ Eagle   
2009 Δ Challenger PointΔ Guyot   
2010 Δ KingsΔ Smith   
2011 Δ Madonna DomeΔ Slide   
2012 Δ Peak 12454Δ Morris CoHP   
2013 Δ MonumentΔ Henry Knob   
2014 Δ GeneseeΔ Waterrock Knob   
2015  Δ Clingmans   
2016  Δ Craig   
2017  Δ Black Balsam Knob Δ Masada 
2018  Δ Commissary RidgeΔ Klein Matterhorn Δ Rangitoto
2019 Δ Tucson HPΔ Le Conte   
2020 Δ KittΔ Hinch   
2021  Δ Blue Knob   
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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