Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Brian Browning's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Alpine Hill       
1983   Δ Stockaid Benchmark    
1985   Δ Beartooth Butte    
1991Δ Washington       
1992Δ Townsend  Δ Clay Butte Lookout    
1993Δ Townsend       
1994Δ Buckhorn
Δ Brothers
1995Δ Deception       
1998       Δ Little Devils Tower
2000Δ Zion       
2002Δ Washington
Δ Pilchuck
2003 Δ Islip   Δ Liberty Cap  
2004 Δ Sentinel Dome
Δ Viejas
2005 Δ Half Dome
Δ Cuyamaca
 Δ Francs-X    
2006 Δ San Gorgonio
Δ San Jacinto
 Δ Heart Δ Crag Crest
Δ Riggs Hill
2007Δ StoneΔ Whitney
Δ San Gorgonio
 Δ Cement Ridge   Δ Black Elk
2008 Δ San Jacinto Δ Washakie CoHP
Δ McCullough Peaks-W Pk
2009 Δ San Jacinto
Δ Santiago
Δ Lexington
2010 Δ Baden-Powell
Δ Tecate
Δ Flinn
Δ Chiquito
Δ Charleston   Δ Humphreys 
2011 Δ Pine
Δ Cuyamaca
Δ Peak 3640
Δ Silverdome II
 Δ HeartΔ Observation Point   
2012 Δ Whitney
Δ Gray
Δ Boundary     
2013 Δ San Jacinto
Δ Sawtooth Mountains HP
Δ Frenchman     
2014 Δ Anderson
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Antonio
Δ Vallecito Mountains HP
   Δ Park Point LookoutΔ Little Sugarloaf 
2015 Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Antonio
Δ Waterman
Δ Eagle Benchmark
2016 Δ Toro
Δ Stoddard
2017 Δ Sugarloaf
Δ Cowles
Δ Granite
Δ Merriam Mountains HP
 Δ CedarΔ Rainbow Point
Δ Angels Landing
2018 Δ Cole Point
Δ San Bruno
Δ Margarita
Δ Arena Benchmark
2019 Δ Wysup-X
Δ Peak 8350
Δ Loma Prieta
Δ Asbestos
2020 Δ Gobblers Knob
Δ Cuyamaca
Δ Devil Benchmark
 Δ Medicine
Δ Black
2021 Δ Grays
Δ Bailey
Δ Nolina
   Δ Evans
Δ Marmot Point
Δ Huffers Hill
Δ Merry-go-Round Rock 


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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