Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Janice Schmidt'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    


1971Δ Capitol           
1975Δ HamiltonΔ Green Point          
1976Δ Beacon Rock           
1979Δ Pulitzer           
1981Δ AdamsΔ Middle Sister          
1982 Δ South Sister          
1983Δ GlacierΔ Hood          
1984 Δ Hood          
1985Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ Defiance          
1986 Δ JeffersonΔ Half Dome         
1987Δ ShuksanΔ HoodΔ Shasta         
1988Δ BonanzaΔ South Sister          
1989Δ SahaleΔ Hood          
1990Δ UnicornΔ Middle Sister          
1991Δ BakerΔ Three Fingered Jack          
1992Δ RainierΔ Middle Sister          
1993Δ Silver Star           
1994Δ Defiance       Δ Bierstadt Δ Vulcan Volcano 
1995      Δ Symmetry Spire Δ Lincoln   
1996        Δ La Plata   
1997  Δ Pyramid     Δ Elbert   
1998        Δ Lincoln   
1999        Δ Culebra   
2000Δ Townsend       Δ North Table Mountain-S Pk   
2001        Δ Jupiter   
2002        Δ Fletcher   
2003        Δ Adams   
2004        Δ Columbia Point   
2005        Δ Ouray   
2006        Δ Crystal   
2007      Δ Grand Teton Δ Grizzly   
2008        Δ Dyer   
2009        Δ Stewart   
2010     Δ Vermillion  Δ Lackawanna  Δ Black Elk
2011        Δ Massive-Green   
2012      Δ Gannett Δ Columbia Δ Atalaya 
2013    Δ BorahΔ Granite Δ KingsΔ Torreys   
2014Δ Ellinor Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary   Δ Cassidys ArchΔ Massive-NW PkΔ Humphreys Δ Panorama Point
2015       Δ WickiupΔ Crestone Δ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
2016        Δ Lincoln Δ HermitΔ Guadalupe
2017        Δ Mosquito   
2018 Δ Black Butte    Δ Split Rock Δ San Luis   
2019     Δ Apgar Lookout  Δ Rosalie   
2020        Δ Bierstadt   
2021 Δ Tabor    Δ Bullpen Δ Evans Δ Atalaya 
2022 Δ Council Crest      Δ StanleyΔ 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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