Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Adam Humphreys's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


0  Δ JenkinsΔ Billy GoatΔ NeboΔ YaleΔ KendrickΔ Wheeler 
2005     Δ Bierstadt   
2009  Δ TelescopeΔ Charleston  Δ Humphreys  
2010  Δ GraniteΔ Potosi  Δ Superstition Benchmark  
2011   Δ WheelerΔ Wah Wah Mountains HP    
2012  Δ Mesquite Mountains HPΔ Stirling     
2013     Δ South Rawah-XΔ SilverΔ Baylor 
2014  Δ (Granite Peaks)     Δ Black Mesa
2015  Δ Sacatar Trail Wilderness HPΔ Eldorado Wilderness HPΔ DeseretΔ Zirkel   
2016  Δ Pleasant View Ridge   Δ Baldy  
2017  Δ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ MatterhornΔ Signal Δ Doyle  
2018  Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HP Δ Brian Head Δ ReesΔ South Baldy 
2019  Δ Riverside 2 BenchmarkΔ JohnsonΔ Notch Δ FremontΔ Taylor 
2020Δ AixΔ Rock Creek ButteΔ Cargo Muchacho Mountains HPΔ Jumbo Peak-SE PkΔ ShayΔ Glade BenchmarkΔ Rees  
2021      Δ Hochderffer HillsΔ Tadpole Ridge 


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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