Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Eric Kassan'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    


0  Δ Point Loma  Δ Rainbow Point Δ Pecks Lake RidgeΔ Capulin 
1989  Δ Moro Rock       
1990  Δ Lassen   Δ Toll Memorial LookoutΔ Massai Point  
1992  Δ Whitney  Δ Horse Pasture Plateau-S Pk Δ Humphreys Δ Guadalupe
1993  Δ Cirque    Δ Camelback  
1994  Δ Muriel    Δ WassonΔ Wheeler 
1995  Δ Gould    Δ West Spruce  
1996  Δ WhitneyΔ Wheeler      
1997  Δ White Mountain       
1998  Δ Excelsior       
1999  Δ Lassen       
2000  Δ Round       
2001  Δ Lookout       
2002  Δ Sherman       
2003  Δ Sirretta    Δ Piestewa  
2004       Δ Mingus  
2005   Δ Turtlehead Δ Angels LandingΔ Toll Memorial LookoutΔ Agassiz  
2006  Δ KennedyΔ Wheeler Δ Brian Head    
2007     Δ Navajo Point    
2008Δ Second Burroughs Δ WhitneyΔ Charleston Δ DelanoΔ ElbertΔ Hualapai Δ Black Elk
2009  Δ MorganΔ Charleston Δ NeboΔ EvansΔ Kendrick  
2010  Δ MontgomeryΔ Boundary Δ Timpanogos Δ Fremont  
2011 Δ Hood-XΔ ConnessΔ Jefferson Δ PealeΔ GraysΔ MillerΔ Lookout 
2012  Δ PattersonΔ Wheeler Δ Fish Lake HightopΔ BlancaΔ EscudillaΔ Buck 
2013  Δ WilliamsonΔ Baker Δ IbapahΔ MassiveΔ Roof ButteΔ Blanca 
2014  Δ Middle SisterΔ Mummy Δ DuttonΔ CastleΔ Mica  
2015  Δ HumphreysΔ JeffersonΔ BorahΔ KingsΔ UncompahgreΔ GlennΔ Whitewater Baldy 
2016 Δ WarnerΔ BloodyΔ North Schell Δ WaasΔ HarvardΔ Turnbull  
2017 Δ SteensΔ WilliamsonΔ CharlestonΔ HaydenΔ TimpanogosΔ QuandaryΔ Humphreys  
2018  Δ LangleyΔ Boundary Δ Keg Δ Fortification Hill  
2019  Δ TryonΔ Washington Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ CulebraΔ HutchΔ Truchas 
2020  Δ TowerΔ Baker  Δ HandiesΔ SitgreavesΔ McKnightΔ Sunflower
2021  Δ BarcroftΔ GriffithΔ HarrisonΔ Glenwood Δ Silver Δ Emory


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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