Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Brian Jenkins'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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1989  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk       
1994        Δ Camelback 
2000Δ Poo Poo PointΔ West Linn        
2001Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood
Δ McLoughlin
2002Δ AdamsΔ Matterhorn
Δ Strawberry
Δ Thielsen
     Δ Evans  
2003Δ Brothers
Δ Forgotten
Δ HoodΔ Shasta Δ Tempest
Δ Froze to Death
Δ Devils Tower    
2004Δ BakerΔ Hood     Δ Citadel
Δ Golden Bear
 Δ Guadalupe
2005Δ RainierΔ Hood        
2006Δ BlackΔ SchreinerΔ San Antonio Δ Granite     
2007Δ Sahale
Δ Saint Helens
Δ Hood Δ Scotchman      
2008Δ EldoradoΔ Crescent
Δ Wildcat
2009 Δ Sacajawea        
2010Δ GlacierΔ Buck
Δ Prairie
2011Δ Big Horn
Δ White Chuck
Δ Sentinel
Δ Rogers
      Δ Wilson 
2012Δ Daniel     Δ CascadeΔ Elbert  
2013Δ Buckner
Δ Abercrombie
Δ Hurwal Divide
Δ Yamsay
2014Δ Fifes Peaks
Δ Norse
Δ Krag
Δ South Chucksney
Δ Devils
 Δ Borah      
2015Δ Snowfield
Δ Snowking
Δ Elkhorn
Δ Ireland
2016Δ Sherpa
Δ Reynolds
Δ Red
Δ Hillman
Δ Acker Rock
 Δ Roothaan      
2017Δ Bonanza
Δ North Gardner
Δ Oval
Δ Dome
Δ Sawtooth
Δ South Saddle
Δ South Fork
Δ Cedar Butte
2018Δ StuartΔ Glacier
Δ Luna Butte
Δ Hunchback Mountain-Green Canyon
 Δ Thompson      
2019Δ Big Craggy
Δ Tiffany
Δ Hood        
2020 Δ Cusick        


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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