Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Bob Sumner's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 Louisiana ButteΔ Peak 6574    
1973  Δ Hollywood     
1984  Δ Strawberry     
1985  Δ San Antonio    Δ Piestewa
1986  Δ San JacintoΔ Charleston   Δ Piestewa
1987 Δ ThielsenΔ WhitneyΔ Potosi   Δ Humphreys
1988 Δ McLoughlinΔ ShastaΔ Charleston    
1989  Δ White MountainΔ Spirit   Δ Signal
1990  Δ San Gorgonio     
1991  Δ San AntonioΔ Hayford Δ South Guardian Angel Δ Baboquivari
1992  Δ San Antonio    Δ Ajo
1993Δ Saint HelensΔ HoodΔ San JacintoΔ Wheeler Δ Navajo Δ Baboquivari
1994  Δ San AntonioΔ Spirit   Δ Montezuma Head
1995  Δ ShastaΔ Rose   Δ Signal
1996 Δ DiamondΔ San AntonioΔ Rose    
1997Δ AdamsΔ WashingtonΔ FreelΔ Rose    
1998 Δ UnionΔ PotatoΔ Grant  Δ Elbert 
1999  Δ WhitneyΔ Desert Creek    
2000 Δ PaulinaΔ White MountainΔ Rose    
2001Δ PinnacleΔ WifeΔ TinΔ Houghton    
2002Δ Old SnowyΔ South SisterΔ WhitneyΔ North Schell   Δ Aspen
2003Δ Saint HelensΔ HillmanΔ WhitneyΔ Mormon   Δ Hualapai
2004Δ Wahpenayo Δ Granite ChiefΔ Lone    
2005Δ GilbertΔ Little BrotherΔ WhitneyΔ Piper    
2006 Δ CowhornΔ GlassΔ Toiyabe Peak 11085    
2007Δ Saint Helens Δ GlassΔ Wheeler    
2008  Δ GabbΔ Charleston    
2009  Δ MorganΔ Star    
2010  Δ DuboisΔ Augusta    
2011  Δ EagleΔ Charleston    
2012 Δ SteensΔ OrdΔ PilotΔ CacheΔ Deseret Δ Wilson
2013  Δ IngallsΔ Tobin Δ Flat Top Δ Trumbull
2014 Δ GearhartΔ Hot SpringsΔ McAfee Δ Cedar Benchmark  
2015  Δ PiuteΔ Tenabo Δ Nebo  
2016  Δ South Yolla BollyΔ EngelerΔ Twin Falls CoHP   
2017  Δ San GorgonioΔ Baldy Δ Timpanogos  
2018 Δ AshlandΔ ThompsonΔ GollaherΔ Mule Creek Butte   
2019  Δ ConeΔ Black Canyon Wilderness HP   Δ Crossman
2020 Δ GraybackΔ BearΔ Meadow Valley Mountains HP Δ Peak 5284 Δ Estrella HP
2021  Δ San JacintoΔ Peak 7800    
2022  Δ El Montanon     


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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