Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Asher Waxman'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    


0  Δ Mammoth  Δ Angels Landing    
1970  Δ Wilson       
1973  Δ Moro Rock       
1975  Δ Glacier Point       
1977  Δ Whitney       
1978  Δ Diablo       
1980  Δ San Bruno       
1981  Δ San Jacinto       
1982  Δ Harvard       
1983  Δ Thor       
1984  Δ Onyx       
1985  Δ White Mountain       
1986  Δ GoodeΔ Wheeler  Δ ElbertΔ Humphreys  
1987  Δ San GorgonioΔ Grapevine   Δ Tipton  
1988  Δ San Gorgonio     Δ Sandia CrestΔ Guadalupe
1989  Δ Agassiz       
1990  Δ Whitney       
1991  Δ Carillon  Δ North Guardian Angel    
1992  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary   Δ Superstition Benchmark  
1993  Δ KaweahΔ Jefferson   Δ Baboquivari  
1994  Δ WhitneyΔ Moapa Δ Navajo    
1995  Δ Split    Δ Bighorn  
1996  Δ Barnard       
1997  Δ Mallory       
1998  Δ Middle Palisade       
1999  Δ Starlight       
2000Δ RainierΔ ThielsenΔ Williamson    Δ Signal  
2001  Δ MendelΔ Bridge      
2002  Δ KeithΔ Hayford      
2003  Δ Sitton       
2004  Δ Mills  Δ Brian Head    
2005  Δ Independence       
2006  Δ Corcoran Δ Washburn     
2007  Δ Dade       
2008  Δ ConnessΔ Stirling      
2009  Δ CirqueΔ Ruby Dome      
2010  Δ Leavitt       
2011  Δ Warren       
2012  Δ Koip       
2013  Δ Excelsior       
2014  Δ North       
2015  Δ Pah Ute       
2016  Δ San Antonio       
2017  Δ Zion       
2018  Δ Hurd-X       
2019  Δ San Gorgonio-X       


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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