Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Martin'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USA
0  Δ MassiveΔ Bateman Benchmark
1962  Δ Angels Landing 
1963   Δ Clingmans Dome
1964  Δ Deer 
1965  Δ Marmot PointΔ Le Conte
1966  Δ Longs 
1967  Δ Hagues 
1969  Δ Tombstone Ridge 
1970  Δ Bighorn 
1971  Δ Elbert 
1972  Δ Lincoln 
1974  Δ Grays 
1975  Δ of the Holy Cross 
1976  Δ Peak 11824 
1977  Δ Marmot 
1978Δ Haleakala   
1979  Δ Castle 
1980  Δ Uncompahgre 
1981  Δ Blanca 
1982Δ Mauna Kea Δ Peak 10685 
1983  Δ Pigeon 
1984  Δ West Spanish 
1985  Δ Jackson 
1986  Δ Treasure 
1987  Δ Peak L 
1988  Δ Flat Top 
1989  Δ Lizard Head 
1990  Δ Devils Playground 
1991  Δ Peak 12902 
1992  Δ Fleur De Lis 
1993  Δ Sheep 
1994  Δ Shingle 
1995  Δ Whitehouse 
1996  Δ Crestone Peak-E Pk 
1997  Δ Peak 11563 
1998  Δ Wheeler 
1999  Δ KingsΔ Devils Hill
2000  Δ WhitneyΔ Kerr CoHP
2001  Δ BorahΔ Magazine
2002 Δ Boundary ButteΔ PennellΔ Loup CoHP
2003  Δ Peak 10880Δ Gosper CoHP
2004  Δ Peak 11209Δ Shepherd
2005  Δ SloaneΔ Howell CoHP
2006  Δ Big Jim 
2007  Δ TV HillΔ Pine
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USA


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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