Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Monty VanderBilt'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ White Chuck        
1977Δ Cristo        
1981Δ Goode        
1982  Δ Tamalpais-E Pk      
1983  Δ Tallac      
1984  Δ Half Dome     Δ Bandelier Wilderness HP
1985  Δ Whitney      
1986Δ Adams        
1987Δ Saint Andrews Rock        
1990Δ Kaleetan Δ Lembert Dome    Δ Humphreys 
1991Δ Rainier   Δ Altyn    
1992Δ Saint Helens      Δ Ironview 
1993Δ Del Campo        
1994Δ Constance        
1995Δ Agnes        
1996Δ Goat        
1997Δ PughΔ Hood       
1998Δ Rainier        
2000Δ Shuksan     Δ Hallett  
2001Δ Si        
2002Δ Dickerman        
2003Δ Vesper    Δ Castle Rock Δ Camelback 
2004Δ Dickerman        
2005Δ Dickerman        
2006Δ Dome        
2007Δ Fortress        
2008Δ JackΔ Scott     Δ Superstition Benchmark 
2009Δ Stuart      Δ Peak 5246 
2010Δ Baker      Δ Piestewa 
2011Δ FernowΔ Angels Rest     Δ Bear Mountain-M Pk 
2012Δ Eldorado  Δ East Moscow Δ Angels Landing   
2013Δ Hozomeen      Δ DoeΔ Dowa Yalanne
2014Δ Spickard Δ Shasta-X      
2015Δ Chimney Rock      Δ Wilson 
2016Δ Harding        
2017Δ Little Tahoma        
2018Δ Shellrock      Δ Peak 5920 
2019Δ RemmelΔ Angels Rest       
2020Δ BurroughsΔ Neahkahnie       
2021Δ Hawkins    Δ Knoll Δ Robbers Roost 
2022Δ Sugarloaf        


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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