Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Michael Gosnell'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ San GorgonioΔ East     
1980Δ Half Dome      
1983Δ San Antonio      
1985Δ Iron      
1992Δ Baden-Powell      
1993Δ San Gorgonio      
1994Δ Telegraph      
1995Δ Hawkins      
1996Δ San Jacinto      
1997Δ Cucamonga      
1998Δ Whitney      
1999Δ Whitney      
2000Δ Arctic Point      
2001Δ LangleyΔ Boundary  Δ Humphreys  
2002Δ Needham  Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler 
2003Δ Telescope      
2004Δ White MountainΔ Boundary  Δ Signal  
2005Δ SplitΔ Mummy    Δ Guadalupe
2006Δ WilliamsonΔ Jefferson     
2007Δ RussellΔ Potosi  Δ Superstition Benchmark  
2008Δ CastleΔ Grapevine     
2009Δ ShastaΔ Wheeler  Δ Baboquivari  
2010Δ Keith Δ North Guardian Angel    
2011Δ Birch      
2012Δ UniversityΔ South Camp Δ Pikes   
2013Δ BarnardΔ HayfordΔ NavajoΔ DeerΔ Tipton  
2014Δ North PalisadeΔ Genoa  Δ Ajo  
2015Δ KaweahΔ Davidson Δ Sherman   
2016Δ Palisade CrestΔ Snow Valley     
2017Δ Winchell   Δ East End  
2018Δ Midway      
2019Δ Huxley   Δ Lemmon  
2020Δ ConnessΔ East     
2021Δ Patricia      


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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