Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Linda Emerson'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    


1980Δ Whitney        
1981Δ Tom        
1982Δ White Mountain        
1983Δ Humphreys        
1984Δ LangleyΔ Charleston       
1985Δ Agassiz        
1986Δ OlanchaΔ Hayford  Δ North Guardian Angel Δ Humphreys  
1987Δ Goode        
1988Δ MontgomeryΔ Boundary       
1989Δ CartagoΔ Wheeler    Δ Superstition Benchmark  
1990Δ University        
1991Δ Patterson        
1992Δ Lassen        
1994Δ Dana        
1995Δ Last Chance        
1996Δ Ericsson        
1997Δ Dubois        
1998Δ Kern Point        
1999Δ Banner        
2000Δ NeedhamΔ Grapevine       
2001Δ MorganΔ Rose       
2002Δ Basin        
2003Δ Lamarck North        
2004Δ Bear Creek Spire     Δ Baboquivari Δ Guadalupe
2005Δ LeConteΔ Mummy  Δ NavajoΔ Elbert   
2006Δ SillΔ Potosi    Δ VultureΔ WheelerΔ Black Elk
2007Δ Black Kaweah        
2008Δ North Palisade  Δ GannettΔ South Guardian Angel    
2009Δ Williamson Δ Borah Δ Kings    
2010Δ Goethe        
2011Δ Muir        
2012Δ Gabb        
2013Δ Russell        
2014Δ Keith        
2015Δ Barnard        
2016Δ Disappointment Δ Goldstone      
2017Δ Winchell        
2018Δ Stanford        
2019Δ Red Kaweah        
2020Δ White Mountain     Δ Blackett's Ridge  
2021Δ Parker        
2022Δ Lookout      Δ Mangas 


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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