Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1975  Δ Pacifico        
1977  Δ Whitney        
1978  Δ Banner        
1979       Δ Grays   
1980       Δ Massive   
1981       Δ Castle   
1982   Δ Rose   Δ Blanca   
1983       Δ Uncompahgre   
1984       Δ Handies  Δ Panorama Point
1985       Δ Windom   
1986       Δ Crestone Needle   
1987       Δ Sherman   
1988Δ Spokane      Δ Buckskin   
1989     Δ Medicine Bow Δ Grizzly   
1990      Δ Brian HeadΔ French   
1991       Δ Ruby   
1992       Δ Evans   
1993       Δ Ypsilon   
1994     Δ Laramie Δ Saint Louis   
1995  Δ Sandstone    Δ Crosier   
1996       Δ Captain   
1997  Δ Fortuna    Δ Trinchera   
1998  Δ Trabuco    Δ PennsylvaniaΔ Camelback  
1999       Δ RoyalΔ Piestewa  
2000  Δ Pinos    Δ Otter   
2001      Δ Angels LandingΔ Clark  Δ Enchanted Rock
2002       Δ Storm   
2003 Δ HoodΔ La Jolla    Δ Bushnell  Δ Emory
2004  Δ Blue Angels    Δ Pikes   
2005  Δ Sitton    Δ Phoenix   
2006  Δ Copernicus    Δ Van Wit   
2007  Δ Cabrillo  Δ Twin Mountains Δ Vermilion  Δ Shawnee CoHP
2008  Δ VerdugoΔ Turtlehead Δ Goshen CoHP Δ Sopris  Δ Banner CoHP
2009  Δ Hot Springs   Δ PealeΔ Challenger Point  Δ Cheyenne CoHP
2010  Δ FreelΔ Baldy-West Ridge Δ Medicine Bow Peak-West RidgeΔ KingsΔ Point 12763  Δ Odakota
2011  Δ PalomarΔ Black Δ Kennaday Δ Madonna Dome  Δ Peak 4831
2012  Δ Elsinore  Δ Coyote Hill Δ Peak 12454 Δ ElkΔ Flag
2013  Δ MonumentΔ EastΔ Boise Ridge-South Summit  Δ Mezzo  Δ Crows Nest
2014  Δ Loma Alta    Δ Genesee  Δ Morton CoHP
2019        Δ Tucson HP  
2020        Δ Kitt  


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 "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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