Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Steve Fountain'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    


1976 Δ Hagan     
1978 Δ Lava Butte     
1980 Δ Skinner Butte     
1981 Δ Nebo     
1982 Δ Spencer Butte     
1983 Δ Steens     
1984 Δ Spencer Butte     
1985 Δ Pilot Butte     
1986 Δ Llao Rock     
1987 Δ Watchman     
1988 Δ Hemlock ButteΔ Lassen  Δ Sandia Crest 
1989 Δ Broken Hand West     
1990 Δ Steens     
1991 Δ Strawberry     
1992Δ Steptoe ButteΔ South Sister     
1993 Δ Steens     
1994 Δ Olallie Butte     
1995 Δ Paulina     
1996Δ Steptoe ButteΔ Hood  Δ Independence Rock  
1997 Δ Thielsen     
1998 Δ Jefferson-X    Δ Black Elk
1999Δ Beacon RockΔ South Sister Δ Inferno Cone   
2000 Δ CraneΔ Shasta-X    
2001  Δ Shasta-X    
2002  Δ Nob Hill    
2003  Δ Glacier Point    
2005  Δ Glacier Point    
2006  Δ Elwell    
2007 Δ Tabor     
2008 Δ Yoran     
2009Δ TekoaΔ Buck     
2010 Δ Pelican Butte  Δ Medicine  
2011 Δ Aspen Butte     
2012 Δ Gearhart     
2013Δ Silver StarΔ Sacajawea     
2014Δ Three Corner RockΔ PuebloΔ Little Mount Hoffman    
2015Δ Soda PeaksΔ Eagle Cap     
2016Δ Sehome HillΔ Rock Creek Butte     
2017Δ Johnston RidgeΔ Diamond     
2018Δ BellsΔ Aneroid     
2019 Δ Scott     
2020Δ LarchΔ Slide     


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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