Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Powen Ru's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearWest USAEast USAEuropeAsia E+SE
1974   Δ Datun
1976   Δ Jiuwu
1980   Δ Qixingshan
1982   Δ Huangdidian-E Pk
1984   Δ Xueshan
1985   Δ Guanshan
Δ Wufenshan
1986   Δ Yushan
1987   Δ Hehuanshan-N Pk
1990   Δ Xiuguluanshan
1991 Δ Chevy Chase Circle Northeast Δ Yushan-N Pk
Δ Mabishanshan
Δ Dashuikushan
1992Δ LassenΔ Mitchell
Δ Maryland Heights
1993Δ Glacier Point
Δ Ryan
Δ Point Loma
Δ Washington  
1994Δ GuadalupeΔ Spruce Knob
Δ Old Rag
Δ Hawksbill
1995 Δ Grandview
Δ Music
1996 Δ Baltimore HP
Δ Accomack CoHP
Δ Cape Henry
Δ Kinder Scout 
1999 Δ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HP
Δ Black Hill
Δ Ebright Azimuth
2000 Δ Kill Devil Hill  
2001Δ Markagunt Hills
Δ Rainbow Point
Δ Backbone
Δ Seneca Rocks
2002Δ TelescopeΔ Clingmans Dome  
2003 Δ Davis
Δ Sugarloaf
Δ Sugarloaf Mountain-Peak 1020
2004Δ White Mountain
Δ Langley
Δ Montgomery CoHP
Δ Howard CoHP
2005Δ Sunset Crater
Δ Doney
2008Δ Panorama Point
Δ Alta Vista
2009Δ WashburnΔ Dans  
2014Δ Castle Rock
Δ El Chamisal
Δ Alum Benchmark
Δ Table
Δ Lambs KnollΔ Brussels HP 
2015Δ Whitney
Δ Clouds Rest
Δ Matterhorn
Δ Stony Man
Δ Hogback
Δ South Mountain-Bartman Hill
Δ Marys Rock
2016Δ ShastaΔ Flat Top
Δ Buzzard Hill
Δ Sharp Top
2017Δ Montgomery
Δ San Antonio
Δ Copernicus
Δ Carson
Δ Dogtooth
Δ Bettys Rock
Δ Big Flat
Δ Saddleback
2018Δ Morgan
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ Shastina
Δ Lamarck North
Δ Mansfield
Δ Killington
Δ Stony
Δ Bluff
2019Δ Tyndall
Δ Pinos
Δ Eagle
Δ Tresidder-X
Δ Rogers
Δ Apple Orchard
Δ Peak 3573-X
Δ Porte Crayon
 Δ Tatashan
Δ Xiaoguanyin
2020Δ Gabb
Δ Hood
Δ Clark
Δ Guyot
Δ Marcy
Δ Slide
Δ Hankey
Δ Old Black
2021Δ Williamson
Δ Ben Lomond
Δ Kephart
Δ Black Dome
Δ Buffalo
Δ Big Cataloochee
Δ Beech Flat Knob
YearWest USAEast USAEuropeAsia E+SE


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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