Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

jeff branin's Ascents by Year/Place

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  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    


1976    Δ Holmes Δ Flattop  
1980 Δ Wawona Point   Δ Dead Horse Point   
1981     Δ Inspiration Point   
1982Δ Elk Mountain West      Δ Thimble 
1985 Δ Inspiration   Δ Strawberry Point   
1989       Δ Point Imperial 
1990 Δ Panoramic Hill       
1992Δ SlateΔ Glacier Point   Δ San Rafael Knob   
1993  Δ CharlestonΔ Froze to Death Plateau Δ Rainbow Point   
1994     Δ Cathedral ButteΔ Park Point Lookout Δ Santa Fe Baldy
1995 Δ Point ReyesΔ Wheeler      
1997 Δ Dana       
1998      Δ Ypsilon  
1999      Δ Elbert  
2000 Δ Tamalpais - East   Δ San Rafael Knob   
2001     Δ San Rafael Knob   
2002     Δ Rainbow Point Δ Doe 
2004     Δ CanaanΔ MassiveΔ Yaki Point 
2005 Δ Summit Rock   Δ CanaanΔ Antero  
2006     Δ Horse Pasture Plateau - SouthΔ BlancaΔ Peak 4874 
2007      Δ Castle Δ Monjeau
2008     Δ G2 Peak 6602Δ Uncompahgre  
2009      Δ Crestone  
2010  Δ Bridge  Δ East NorthgateΔ Windom  
2011  Δ Turtlehead  Δ West NorthgateΔ Kit Carson  
2012  Δ Mescalito  Δ ProgenyΔ Wilson  
2013  Δ White Rock Hills  Δ Bryce PointΔ Evans  
2014  Δ Greycap  Δ Firepit KnollΔ Massive  
2015  Δ Mountain Spring  Δ Spendlove KnollΔ Evans  
2016 Δ Peak 5875Δ Frenchman   Δ Lily  
2017  Δ Alexander  Δ Mountain of the SunΔ Elbert - South  
2018  Δ Hollow Rock   Δ Pikes  
2019  Δ Beehive Rock  Δ West NorthgateΔ Evans  
2020      Δ Bison  
2021      Δ Judge  


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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