Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Andy Smatko's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Aiguille Extra    
1953  Δ Sorrell    
1954  Δ Whitney    
1955  Δ LeConte    
1956  Δ Whitney    
1957  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary   
1958  Δ StanfordΔ Wheeler Δ Humphreys 
1959Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ ShastaΔ Potosi   
1960  Δ Muir   Δ Guadalupe
1961  Δ Birch    
1962  Δ Gregorys Monument - SouthΔ Rose   
1963  Δ CaltechΔ Arc Dome   
1964  Δ Julius Caesar Δ NavajoΔ Baboquivari 
1965  Δ KaweahΔ Mummy Δ Ajo 
1966  Δ Muir    
1967  Δ WilliamsonΔ Sawtooth   
1968  Δ Sill    
1969  Δ Pyramidal PinnacleΔ Wahguyhe   
1970  Δ Polemonium    
1971  Δ Ickes    
1972  Δ AbbotΔ McCulloughΔ South Guardian AngelΔ Tipton 
1973  Δ BrewerΔ Ruby Dome   
1974  Δ Corcoran    
1975  Δ Ruby    
1976  Δ Peak 12565Δ Bare Mountain   
1977  Δ Whitney    
1978  Δ HansenΔ DevilΔ North Guardian Angel  
1979  Δ MiterΔ Virgin   
1980  Δ Palisade Crest    
1981  Δ Whitney    
1982  Δ Sky Haven    
1983  Δ Morgan    
1984  Δ Kearsarge    
1985  Δ Langley    
1986  Δ Big Bird    
1987  Δ Echo Ridge    
1988  Δ Chittenden    
1989  Δ Ottoway    
1990  Δ Johnson    
1991  Δ Hoffman    
1992  Δ White    
1993  Δ Coyote Ridge    
1994  Δ Chocolate    
1995  Δ Lookout    
1996  Δ Dana    
1997  Δ Chocolate    


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 "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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