Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Paul McClellan'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    


1975 Δ Middle Sister          
1976 Δ South Sister          
1977Δ AdamsΔ Hood          
1978 Δ Hood          
1979Δ AdamsΔ Hood   Δ GraniteΔ Laramie     
1980Δ RainierΔ Hood          
1981 Δ Hood          
1982Δ StuartΔ Jefferson      Δ Blanca   
1983Δ StuartΔ Hood          
1984 Δ Hood    Δ Middle Teton     
1985Δ GlacierΔ Hood Δ Wheeler        
1986 Δ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ Boundary  Δ Gannett     
1987Δ RainierΔ Hood    Δ Grand Teton     
1988Δ ForbiddenΔ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ Charleston        
1989Δ RainierΔ Hood          
1990Δ SloanΔ HoodΔ North Palisade         
1991Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ Shasta     Δ Elbert   
1992Δ GlacierΔ Hood          
1993Δ AdamsΔ Hood          
1994Δ BakerΔ Hood          
1995Δ FernowΔ Three Fingered Jack          
1996Δ AdamsΔ HoodΔ Shasta         
1997Δ BakerΔ Hood       Δ Camelback  
1998Δ GoodeΔ JeffersonΔ Whitney         
1999Δ DomeΔ Hood          
2000 Δ Hood          
2001Δ BlackΔ HoodΔ Polemonium         
2002Δ StuartΔ South Sister          
2003Δ SpickardΔ South Sister          
2004 Δ Hood          
2005 Δ Jefferson          
2006Δ DogΔ BaileyΔ Langley         
2007 Δ HoodΔ Starlight         
2008 Δ South Sister      Δ Maroon   
2009 Δ Hood      Δ Antero   
2010 Δ HoodΔ Whitney     Δ Uncompahgre  Δ Guadalupe
2011 Δ Bachelor  Δ Borah   Δ MassiveΔ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
2012 Δ South Sister      Δ Grays   
2013 Δ Hood     Δ KingsΔ SneffelsΔ LemmonΔ Sandia Crest 
2014Δ AbercrombieΔ Traverse Lake EastΔ Telescope Δ She Devil   Δ LincolnΔ Graham Δ Black Elk
2015 Δ South SisterΔ Eddy Δ Scotchman  Δ Peale Δ Miller  
2016 Δ Twin Peaks       Δ Lemmon  
2017 Δ South Sister      Δ PikesΔ Baldy  
2018 Δ South Sister       Δ ChiricahuaΔ BrushyΔ Black Mesa
2019 Δ Broken Top-S Pk       Δ KendrickΔ South Baldy 
2020 Δ South Sister       Δ HopkinsΔ EagleΔ Emory
2021         Δ RoseΔ Manzano 


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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