Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Prominent Peak

John Vitz's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
1964  Δ Martinez  
1965  Δ Whitney  
1966  Δ San Gorgonio  
1967  Δ Clark  
1968  Δ Charleston  
1969  Δ Telescope Δ Pescadores
1970  Δ Hayford Δ Picacho del Diablo
1971  Δ San Jacinto Δ Pescadores
1972  Δ Whitney  
1973 Δ Abbot RidgeΔ Sacajawea Δ del Pinacate
1974  Δ Pinos Δ Risco
1975  Δ San Antonio  
1976  Δ Signal  
1977  Δ New York Mountains HP  
1978Δ Haleakala Δ Clark  
1979  Δ New York Mountains HP  
1980  Δ Palomar  
1981  Δ Peale  
1982  Δ White Mountain  
1983  Δ Eagle  
1984  Δ Elbert  
1985  Δ Wheeler  
1986  Δ Wheeler  
1987  Δ Grant  
1988  Δ Jefferson  
1989  Δ Maturango  
1990  Δ Telescope  
1991  Δ Hyndman  
1992  Δ Star  
1993  Δ Kings  
1994  Δ San Antonio  
1995  Δ Black ButteΔ Mitchell 
1996  Δ Pinos  
1997Δ Mauna Kea Δ Timpanogos  
1998  Δ Siegel  
1999  Δ Lassen  
2000  Δ Pilot  
2001  Δ Nebo  
2002  Δ LewisΔ Washington 
2003  Δ Blanca  
2004  Δ Chicoma  
2005  Δ Cache  
2006  Δ Sedgwick  
2007  Δ Rock Creek Butte  
2008  Δ Diamond  
2009  Δ Scotchman  
2010  Δ Red Ridge  
2011  Δ Stansbury Island HP  
2012  Δ Blacktail  
2013  Δ Summit  
2014  Δ High GladeΔ Huckleberry Knob 
2015  Δ Northwest  
2016 Δ RevelstokeΔ Pilchuck  
2017  Δ Edith  
2018  Δ Haystack  
2019  Δ Sandia Crest  
2020  Δ Ellis  
2021  Δ Withington  
2022  Δ Joseph  
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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