Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1992 Δ Wizard IslandΔ Lassen Δ Splatter Cones - South
Δ Splatter Cones - North
Δ Capitol Hill Δ Park Point LookoutΔ Lookout Tower Hill 
1993  Δ Glacier Point
Δ Ryan
Δ Point Loma
1994         Δ Guadalupe
2001      Δ Markagunt Hills
Δ Rainbow Point
2002  Δ Telescope       
2004  Δ White Mountain
Δ Langley
2005        Δ Sunset Crater
Δ Doney
2008Δ Panorama Point
Δ Alta Vista
2009     Δ Washburn    
2014  Δ Castle Rock
Δ El Chamisal
Δ Alum Benchmark
Δ Table
2015  Δ Whitney
Δ Clouds Rest
Δ Matterhorn
2016  Δ ShastaΔ Rose
Δ Church
2017  Δ Montgomery
Δ San Antonio
Δ Copernicus
Δ Carson
Δ Dogtooth
Δ Boundary      
2018  Δ Morgan
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ Shastina
Δ Lamarck North
Δ Snow Valley
Δ Snow Valley Peak-E Pk
2019  Δ Tyndall
Δ Pinos
Δ Eagle
Δ Tresidder-X
Δ Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge
Δ Siegel
2020 Δ HoodΔ Gabb
Δ Ritter
Δ Clark
Δ Houghton
Δ Relay
2021  Δ Williamson
Δ Mahnke


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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