Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Bob Sumner's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAMex-CA-CbnS America
0 Δ Louisiana Butte
Δ Peak 6574
Δ Peak 5515
1973 Δ Hollywood  
1984 Δ Madera
Δ Strawberry
1985 Δ San Antonio  
1986 Δ Charleston
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Gorgonio
1987 Δ Whitney  
1988 Δ Shasta  
1989 Δ White Mountain  
1990 Δ Dana
Δ San Gorgonio
1991 Δ Russell
Δ San Antonio
1992Δ Mauna KeaΔ Gayley
Δ San Antonio
Δ Ajo
Δ del Pinacate 
1993 Δ Winchell
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Wheeler
Δ Picacho del Diablo 
1994 Δ Humphreys
Δ San Antonio
1995 Δ Shasta  
1996 Δ Twin Peaks
Δ San Antonio
Δ Orizaba
 Δ Chacaltaya
1997Δ HaleakalaΔ Agassiz
Δ Adams
1998 Δ Elbert  
1999 Δ Whitney  
2000 Δ Williamson
Δ White Mountain
2001 Δ Keith
Δ Tin
2002 Δ Whitney  
2003 Δ Whitney  
2004 Δ Barnard
Δ Lone
2005 Δ Whitney  
2006 Δ Woollyback
Δ Glass
Δ Keynot
2007 Δ Lamarck
Δ Wheeler
2008 Δ Split
Δ Charleston
2009 Δ Mallory
Δ Star
Δ Ruby Dome
2010 Δ Caltech
Δ Augusta
Δ Kawich
2011 Δ Hale
Δ Charleston
2012 Δ White Mountains Peak 13908
Δ Deseret
Δ Steens
2013 Δ Delano
Δ Flat Top
2014 Δ Lamarck North
Δ McAfee
Δ Gearhart
2015 Δ Keyhole Plateau
Δ Nebo
2016 Δ Twelve Flags
Δ South Yolla Bolly
Δ Pinos
2017 Δ Peak 3994
Δ San Gorgonio
2018 Δ North Palisade
Δ Thompson
Δ Copernicus
2019 Δ Basin Mountain-SW Pk
Δ Crossman
2020 Δ Mono Pass
Δ Estrella HP
2021 Δ Boundary
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Sandstone
2022 Δ Messenger
Δ El Montanon
Δ Margarita
YearAK-HIWest USAMex-CA-CbnS America


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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