Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Earl Beam'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    


YearWest USAEast USAEurope
1961 Δ High Point 
1968 Δ High Point 
1973 Δ Pipestem Knob 
1974 Δ Blue Mountain - Berks CoHP 
1975 Δ Hawksbill 
1976 Δ Bearfort Mountain - Prospect Rock 
1977Δ Longs  
1981Δ Grays  
1983Δ Devils Head  
1985Δ Rainier  
1987Δ Lincoln  
1993Δ Sniktau  
1994Δ Democrat  
1995Δ Sherman  
1996Δ Lincoln  
1997Δ Grays  
1998Δ Elbert  
1999Δ Massive  
2000Δ Bierstadt  
2001Δ Chief  
2002Δ Bierstadt  
2003Δ Bierstadt Δ Hoher Göll
2004Δ Guyot  
2005Δ Chief  
2006Δ Genesee  
2010Δ Chief  
2011Δ Chief  
2012Δ ChiefΔ Mitchell 
2013Δ Square TopΔ Roan High Knob 
2014Δ Evans  
2015Δ Hope  
2016Δ Rosalie  
2017Δ Decatur Δ Rundemannen
2018Δ Bergen  
2019Δ Toll Memorial Lookout  
2020Δ Shock Hill  
2021Δ Russell  
2022Δ Maryland  
2023Δ Falcon  
YearWest USAEast USAEurope


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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