Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

SharonMarie Wilcox'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    


1976     Δ Peak 8760   
1977  Δ Rose      
1978 Δ CrystalΔ Slide      
1979  Δ Rose      
1980   Δ Bruneau Dunes HP     
1981 Δ SardineΔ Peavine      
1982 Δ TallacΔ Rose      
1983 Δ LassenΔ Rose      
1984 Δ VerdiΔ Slide      
1985 Δ TelescopeΔ Arc Dome      
1986 Δ AndersonΔ Wheeler      
1987 Δ DanaΔ Rose      
1988 Δ FolgerΔ Cougar      
1989 Δ AltaΔ Rose      
1990 Δ White MountainΔ Rose      
1991 Δ Panorama DomeΔ Table      
1992Δ ScottΔ LassenΔ Rose      
1993 Δ Laurel-XΔ Jefferson-North Summit      
1994 Δ SonoraΔ Rose      
1995 Δ LookoutΔ Diamond      
1996 Δ Buttresses-North EndΔ Rose      
1997 Δ TallacΔ Rattlesnake      
1998 Δ HoffmannΔ Rose   Δ Observation PointΔ Wasson 
1999 Δ Tom-XΔ Rose      
2000 Δ GlassΔ Boundary     Δ Wheeler-X
2001 Δ Sandstone    Δ Angels Landing  
2002 Δ Airola-XΔ Relay      
2003 Δ TallacΔ Rose      
2004 Δ Patterson       
2005 Δ VerdiΔ Rose      
2006 Δ Buck Rock LookoutΔ Rose      
2007 Δ Lembert DomeΔ Rose      
2008 Δ WhitneyΔ Rose      
2009 Δ FreelΔ Rose      
2010 Δ PattersonΔ Jefferson    Δ Monument Valley Overlook 
2011Δ SteensΔ MontgomeryΔ Boundary      
2012Δ WarnerΔ LangleyΔ Wheeler      
2013 Δ South SisterΔ North Schell      
2014 Δ PattersonΔ Ruby Dome      
2015 Δ TallacΔ Currant   Δ Deseret  
2016 Δ ThunderΔ GriffithΔ CacheΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ Big Horn CoHPΔ Brian Head  
2017 Δ LookoutΔ Rose   Δ North Wah Wah Mountains HP  
2018 Δ BarcroftΔ Moriah   Δ Rainbow Point  
2019  Δ Rose      
2020  Δ Rose      


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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