Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Ron Hudson'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 Humphreys 
1960Δ Half Dome 
1961Δ Whitney 
1962Δ Whitney 
1965Δ Gayley 
1966Δ Tyndall 
1967Δ North Palisade 
1968Δ Lamarck 
1970Δ Muir 
1971Δ Ritter 
1972Δ Langley 
1973Δ Middle Palisade 
1974Δ Russell 
1975Δ Williamson 
1976Δ Langley 
1977Δ Julius Caesar 
1978Δ Lone Pine 
1979Δ Florence 
1980Δ Darwin 
1981Δ MillsΔ Rose
1982Δ North Palisade 
1983Δ Russell 
1984Δ Whitney 
1985Δ Mills 
1986Δ Banner 
1987Δ LeConte 
1988Δ Darwin 
1989Δ Seven Gables 
1990Δ Williamson 
1991Δ Excelsior 
1992Δ Whitney 
1993Δ North Palisade 
1994Δ Thunderbolt 
1995Δ Sill 
1996Δ Whitney 
1997Δ Fiske 
1998Δ Whitney 
1999Δ Whitney 
2000Δ Whitney 
2001Δ Barnard 
2002Δ Williamson 
2003Δ Mallory 
2004Δ Morgan 
2005Δ DisappointmentΔ Rose
2006Δ Tom 
2007Δ Table 
2008Δ Trojan 
2009Δ Whitney 
2010Δ Whitney 
2011Δ Middle Palisade 
2013Δ Julius Caesar 
2014Δ Whitney 
2015Δ Florence 
2016Δ Hilgard 
2017Δ Pilot Knob 


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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