Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Megan Kohn'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    


2003  Δ Cinder Cone      
2004  Δ Judah      
2005Δ Beacon Rock Δ Granite Chief      
2006  Δ Donner Ridge      
2007  Δ Thunder Mountain - West      
2008Δ Dege Δ EllisΔ Slide    Δ Black Elk
2009  Δ SonoraΔ DavidsonΔ Angels Landing    
2010  Δ DanaΔ Peavine     
2011  Δ MarkleevilleΔ Rose    Δ Guadalupe
2012  Δ LeavittΔ Spanish Springs     
2013  Δ Red LakeΔ WheelerΔ Deseret    
2014 Δ McLoughlinΔ ExcelsiorΔ Arc Dome     
2015  Δ GibbsΔ Houghton  Δ Pecks Lake RidgeΔ WheelerΔ White Butte
2016  Δ MorganΔ Rifle     
2017  Δ SmithΔ Bunker Hill Δ Elbert   
2018  Δ RalstonΔ Jefferson  Δ Lemmon  
2019 Δ KerbyΔ Stanford RockΔ Rocky 2 Benchmark     
2020  Δ ProspectΔ Adam     
2021  Δ EllisΔ Elko    Δ Panorama Point
2022  Δ ReversedΔ Warm Springs     


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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