Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Thom Kutrich's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Goat  Δ RoothaanΔ Divide 
1977     Δ Spearhead
1978Δ Pugh    Δ Wall
1979Δ Baker     
1980Δ Baker Δ Shasta   
1981Δ BlackΔ BachelorΔ Lassen   
1982Δ Sharkfin Tower     
1984Δ AdamsΔ South Sister    
1985Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk     
1987Δ Boulder Benchmark     
1988Δ Poe     
1989Δ Seven Fingered Jack     
1990Δ Chiwawa     
1991Δ Rainier     
1992Δ Maude     
1993Δ Scorpion     
1994Δ Clark     
1995Δ Dumbell     
1997Δ Sunrise     
1998Δ Cashmere     
1999Δ Carne     
2000Δ Little Annapurna     
2001Δ Enchantment     
2002Δ First Burroughs   Δ Piegan 
2003Δ Miller     
2008Δ Adams     
2009    Δ Swiftcurrent 
2010    Δ Aeneas 
2015    Δ Oberlin 
2017Δ Iron     
2018Δ Mesahchie-X     
2019Δ Labyrinth     


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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