Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Top Ascents in All Categories

Andy Smatko'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ Aiguille Extra
Δ Rundle
1953Δ Sorrell
Δ Cache
1954Δ Whitney
1955Δ LeConte
Δ Dana
1956Δ Whitney
1957Δ Whitney
1958Δ Orizaba
1959Δ Rainier
1960Δ Muir
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Guadalupe
1961Δ Birch
Δ Santiago
1962Δ Gregorys Monument - South
Δ Rose
1963Δ Caltech
Δ Hayford
1964Δ Julius Caesar
Δ Navajo
1965Δ Kaweah
Δ Ajo
1966Δ Muir
Δ Ord
1967Δ Williamson
Δ Humphreys
Δ Soda Mountains HP
1968Δ Sill
Δ Dome
Δ Shadow Mountains HP
1969Δ Pyramidal Pinnacle
Δ Waucoba
1970Δ Polemonium
Δ Red Pass Benchmark
Δ Saddleback Butte
1971Δ Ickes
Δ Clark
1972Δ Abbot
Δ Tipton
1973Δ Brewer
Δ Ruby Dome
1974Δ Corcoran
Δ Black Butte
1975Δ Ruby
Δ Telescope
1976Δ Peak 12565
Δ Maturango
1977Δ Whitney
1978Δ Hansen
Δ Stewart Point
Δ Devil
1979Δ Miter
Δ Virgin
1980Δ Palisade Crest
Δ Kern
Δ Sandstone
1981Δ Whitney
1982Δ Sky Haven
Δ Walker
1983Δ Morgan
1984Δ Kearsarge
Δ Conejo
1985Δ Langley
Δ Hoffmann
Δ Hoffman
1986Δ Big Bird
Δ Black
1987Δ Echo Ridge
Δ Cannell
Δ Bald
1988Δ Chittenden
Δ Baker
Δ Cross
1989Δ Ottoway
Δ Polly Dome
Δ Quartz
1990Δ Johnson
Δ Kaiser
1991Δ Hoffman
Δ Sugarloaf
1992Δ White
Δ Lost Cannon
1993Δ Coyote Ridge
Δ Grouse
1994Δ Chocolate
1995Δ Lookout
Δ Hot Springs
1996Δ Dana
1997Δ Chocolate
Δ Peak 9980
YearN America


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:

  • "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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