Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Ken Russell'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ TownsendΔ Mutton Mountains HPΔ Tehachapi     
1971Δ Pilchuck       
1972Δ Miners Ridge Lookout       
1973Δ Granite       
1974Δ Dallas       
1980Δ Davis       
1981Δ Red Top       
1982Δ Pinnacle       
2002Δ Larch       
2003Δ Lewis       
2004Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit House       
2005Δ Copper ButteΔ Saddle     Δ Johnson CoHP
2006Δ AbercrombieΔ Black  Δ Latour   
2007Δ MailboxΔ Lincoln CoHP  Δ IllinoisΔ IllinoisΔ Hualapai 
2008Δ AdamsΔ Spanish    Δ Humphreys 
2009Δ North GardnerΔ BrandyΔ Junipero Serra Δ South Selkirk Crest   
2010Δ UnicornΔ IsabelleΔ FreelΔ RoseΔ Payette CoHPΔ Stratford Hill Δ White Butte
2011Δ AixΔ West OnionΔ PinosΔ Grant  Δ Castle Dome 
2012Δ GlacierΔ Lookout      
2013Δ StuartΔ Hood      
2014Δ Buckhorn Δ San Jacinto     
2015Δ GilbertΔ PaulinaΔ Telescope  Δ Sacagawea  
2016Δ Anvil RockΔ Broken TopΔ La Cumbre     
2017Δ DarlandΔ Angora      
2018Δ DeweyΔ BachelorΔ Black Lassic Δ Moscow   
2019Δ JollyΔ SteensΔ Bully Choop Δ ScotchmanΔ Northwest  
2020Δ TongueΔ StrawberryΔ EddyΔ WheelerΔ Cache Δ Graham 
2021Δ HaleyΔ Bullrun Rock      


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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