Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Prominent Peak

Andy Smatko's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ Rundle
1953Δ Cache
1954Δ Whitney
1955Δ Dana
1956Δ Whitney
1957Δ Whitney
1958Δ Orizaba
1959Δ Rainier
1960Δ San Jacinto
1961Δ Santiago
1962Δ Rose
1963Δ Hayford
1964Δ Navajo
1965Δ Ajo
1966Δ Ord
1967Δ Humphreys
1968Δ Dome
1969Δ Waucoba
1970Δ Red Pass Benchmark
1971Δ Clark
1972Δ Tipton
1973Δ Ruby Dome
1974Δ Black Butte
1975Δ Telescope
1976Δ Maturango
1977Δ Whitney
1978Δ Stewart Point
1979Δ Virgin
1980Δ Kern
1981Δ Whitney
1982Δ Walker
1983Δ Morgan
1984Δ Conejo
1985Δ Hoffmann
1986Δ Black
1987Δ Cannell
1988Δ Baker
1989Δ Polly Dome
1990Δ Kaiser
1991Δ Sugarloaf
1992Δ White
1993Δ Grouse
1994Δ Chocolate
1995Δ Hot Springs
1996Δ Dana
1997Δ Peak 9980
YearN America


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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:

  • "UK/NW Eur" includes The UK, Ireland, and the area north and west of the Pyrennes and Alps.
  • "Iberia" includes all of the Pyrneees.
  • "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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