Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Chris Robertson'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    


1959Δ Little Si     
1960Δ Fay     
1961Δ Unicorn     
1962Δ Red     
1970Δ Sloan     
1973Δ Red     
1974Δ Rainier     
1975Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens Δ Black Butte   
1976Δ Maude     
1980Δ Lichtenberg     
1982Δ Maude     
1984Δ Little Annapurna     
1985Δ Olympus     
1986Δ Dome     
1987Δ Glacier     
1988Δ Eldorado     
1989Δ Saint HelensΔ Jefferson    
1990Δ AdamsΔ Hood    
1991Δ RedoubtΔ Illumination Rock    
1992Δ ShuksanΔ South Sister    
1993Δ GilbertΔ Hood    
1994Δ RainierΔ Hood    
1995Δ Misch     
1996Δ Challenger - Middle     
1997Δ Eldorado     
1998Δ Forbidden     
1999Δ Baker   Δ Twentyfive Short 
2000Δ Silver Star   Δ Glory 
2001Δ Baker     
2002Δ Buckner   Δ Glory - North 
2003Δ StuartΔ Thielsen    
2004Δ Fernow     
2005Δ Goode  Δ OliverΔ Elly 
2006Δ Logan     
2007Δ Bonanza - Northwest     
2008Δ Little Tahoma     
2009Δ Bonanza     
2010Δ Ballard     
2011Δ Remmel     
2012Δ Liberty Cap     
2013Δ McMillan Spire     
2014Δ Oval     
2015Δ Sinister     
2016Δ Bigelow     
2017Δ Black     
2018Δ Black    Δ Peak 9400
2019Δ ShermanΔ North SisterΔ Shasta   
2020Δ Dumbell     
2021Δ Fortress Δ Borel Hill   
2022Δ Big Snagtooth     


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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