Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Aiguille Extra    
1953  Δ Sorrell
Δ Cache
1954  Δ Whitney    
1955  Δ LeConte
Δ Dana
1956  Δ Whitney    
1957  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary
Δ Charleston
1958  Δ Stanford
Δ Pinos
Δ Wheeler Δ Humphreys 
1959Δ RainierΔ Hood
Δ McLoughlin
Δ ShastaΔ Potosi   
1960  Δ Muir
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Old Woman
   Δ Guadalupe
1961  Δ Birch
Δ Santiago
1962  Δ Gregorys Monument - South
Δ Freel
Δ Cuyamaca
Δ Rose   
1963  Δ Caltech
Δ Alamo
Δ Edgar
Δ Arc Dome
Δ Hayford
1964  Δ Julius Caesar
Δ Hines
Δ Reyes
 Δ NavajoΔ Baboquivari 
1965  Δ Kaweah
Δ Turtle Mountains HP
Δ Mummy Δ Ajo 
1966  Δ Muir
Δ Ord
1967  Δ Williamson
Δ Humphreys
Δ Soda Mountains HP
Δ Sawtooth   
1968  Δ Sill
Δ Dome
Δ Shadow Mountains HP
1969  Δ Pyramidal Pinnacle
Δ Waucoba
Δ Wahguyhe   
1970  Δ Polemonium
Δ Red Pass Benchmark
Δ Saddleback Butte
1971  Δ Ickes
Δ Clark
1972  Δ Abbot
Δ Granite
Δ McCulloughΔ South Guardian AngelΔ Tipton 
1973  Δ Brewer
Δ Patterson
Δ Lola
Δ Ruby Dome   
1974  Δ Corcoran
Δ Black Butte
1975  Δ Ruby
Δ Telescope
1976  Δ Peak 12565
Δ Maturango
Δ Bare Mountain   
1977  Δ Whitney    
1978  Δ Hansen
Δ Stewart Point
Δ Brown
Δ DevilΔ North Guardian Angel  
1979  Δ Miter
Δ McCoy
Δ Calico
Δ Virgin   
1980  Δ Palisade Crest
Δ Kern
Δ Sandstone
1981  Δ Whitney    
1982  Δ Sky Haven
Δ Walker
1983  Δ Morgan    
1984  Δ Kearsarge
Δ Conejo
1985  Δ Langley
Δ Hoffmann
1986  Δ Big Bird
Δ Black
1987  Δ Echo Ridge
Δ Cannell
Δ Bald
1988  Δ Chittenden
Δ Baker
Δ Cross
1989  Δ Ottoway
Δ Polly Dome
Δ Quartz
1990  Δ Johnson
Δ Kaiser
1991  Δ Hoffman
Δ Sugarloaf
1992  Δ White
Δ Lost Cannon
1993  Δ Coyote Ridge
Δ Grouse
1994  Δ Chocolate    
1995  Δ Lookout
Δ Hot Springs
1996  Δ Dana    
1997  Δ Chocolate
Δ Peak 9980


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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