Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Andy Smatko's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 Cache    
1954  Δ Whitney    
1955  Δ Dana    
1956  Δ Whitney    
1957  Δ WhitneyΔ Charleston   
1958  Δ PinosΔ Wheeler Δ Humphreys 
1959Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ ShastaΔ Potosi   
1960  Δ San Jacinto   Δ Guadalupe
1961  Δ Santiago    
1962  Δ FreelΔ Rose   
1963  Δ AlamoΔ Hayford   
1964  Δ Hines Δ NavajoΔ Baboquivari 
1965  Δ Turtle Mountains HPΔ Mummy Δ Ajo 
1966  Δ Ord    
1967  Δ HumphreysΔ Sawtooth   
1968  Δ Dome    
1969  Δ WaucobaΔ Wahguyhe   
1970  Δ Red Pass Benchmark    
1971  Δ Clark    
1972  Δ GraniteΔ McCulloughΔ South Guardian AngelΔ Tipton 
1973  Δ PattersonΔ Ruby Dome   
1974  Δ Black Butte    
1975  Δ Telescope    
1976  Δ MaturangoΔ Bare Mountain   
1977  Δ Whitney    
1978  Δ Stewart PointΔ DevilΔ North Guardian Angel  
1979  Δ McCoyΔ Virgin   
1980  Δ Kern    
1981  Δ Whitney    
1982  Δ Walker    
1983  Δ Morgan    
1984  Δ Conejo    
1985  Δ Hoffmann    
1986  Δ Black    
1987  Δ Cannell    
1988  Δ Baker    
1989  Δ Polly Dome    
1990  Δ Kaiser    
1991  Δ Sugarloaf    
1992  Δ White    
1993  Δ Grouse    
1994  Δ Chocolate    
1995  Δ Hot Springs    
1996  Δ Dana    
1997  Δ Peak 9980    


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:

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

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