Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1977  Δ Longs   
1981  Δ Grays   
1983  Δ Devils Head   
1985Δ Rainier     
1987  Δ Lincoln   
1993  Δ Sniktau   
1994  Δ Democrat  Δ Black Elk
1995  Δ Sherman  Δ Panorama Point
1996  Δ Lincoln   
1997  Δ Grays   
1998  Δ Elbert   
1999  Δ Massive Δ Sandia Crest 
2000  Δ Bierstadt   
2001  Δ Chief   
2002 Δ HelenaΔ Bierstadt   
2003  Δ Bierstadt   
2004  Δ Guyot   
2005  Δ Chief   
2006  Δ Genesee   
2010  Δ Chief   
2011  Δ Chief   
2012  Δ Chief   
2013  Δ Square Top   
2014  Δ Evans   
2015  Δ HopeΔ Tabernacle  
2016  Δ Rosalie   
2017  Δ Decatur   
2018  Δ Bergen   
2019  Δ Toll Memorial Lookout Δ Capulin 
2020  Δ Shock Hill   
2021  Δ Russell   
2022  Δ Maryland   
2023  Δ Falcon   


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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