Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Andy Smatko's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
0Δ RundleΔ Aiguille Extra  
1953 Δ Sorrell  
1954 Δ Whitney  
1955 Δ LeConte  
1956 Δ Whitney  
1957 Δ Whitney Δ Picacho del Diablo
1958 Δ Stanford Δ Orizaba
1959 Δ Rainier Δ Risco
1960 Δ Muir  
1961 Δ Birch  
1962 Δ Gregorys Monument - South  
1963 Δ Caltech  
1964 Δ Julius Caesar Δ del Pinacate
1965 Δ Kaweah  
1966 Δ Muir  
1967 Δ Williamson  
1968 Δ Sill  
1969 Δ Pyramidal Pinnacle  
1970 Δ Polemonium  
1971 Δ Ickes Δ Pescadores
1972 Δ Abbot  
1973 Δ Brewer Δ Botella Azul
1974 Δ Corcoran  
1975 Δ Ruby  
1976 Δ Peak 12565  
1977 Δ Whitney  
1978 Δ Hansen  
1979 Δ Miter  
1980 Δ Palisade Crest  
1981 Δ Whitney  
1982 Δ Sky Haven  
1983 Δ Morgan  
1984 Δ Kearsarge  
1985 Δ LangleyΔ Hoffman 
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  
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "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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