Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Tony Watkin'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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1970  Δ North Palisade       
1971 Δ HoodΔ Whitney   Δ Olympus   
1972  Δ Emerson   Δ Broad Fork Twin Peaks Δ Humphreys 
1973 Δ HoodΔ Thunderbolt  Δ Grand Teton    
1974Δ Rainier Δ Mendel       
1975  Δ Winchell       
1976Δ Shuksan-X Δ Sill       
1977  Δ Temple Crag       
1978 Δ Black ButteΔ Tom       
1979  Δ Shasta       
1980  Δ Haeckel       
1981 Δ JeffersonΔ Gayley       
1982  Δ Shasta       
1983  Δ Whitney       
1984 Δ McLoughlinΔ Middle Palisade       
1985  Δ Shasta       
1986  Δ North Palisade       
1987 Δ Three Fingered JackΔ Winchell       
1988  Δ University       
1989  Δ Split       
1990  Δ Williamson       
1991  Δ White Mountain       
1992  Δ WhitneyΔ Rose      
1993  Δ Sill       
1994Δ Adams Δ Russell       
1995  Δ KaweahΔ Boundary      
1996  Δ LeConteΔ Rose      
1997  Δ BarnardΔ Relay      
1998  Δ Shasta       
1999  Δ Langley       
2000  Δ Stanford       
2001  Δ Shasta       
2002Δ Saint HelensΔ JeffersonΔ Merced   Δ Angels Landing  Δ Blanca
2003 Δ South SisterΔ GouldΔ Jefferson      
2004  Δ Dana       
2005  Δ Vogelsang       
2006  Δ Royce Δ Borah     
2007  Δ DuboisΔ Wheeler      
2008Δ Saint Helens Δ Whitney       
2009 Δ ScottΔ Basin    Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler
2010 Δ UnionΔ Tioga       
2011  Δ White Mountain       
2012  Δ GaylorΔ Charleston      
2013  Δ Waucoba   Δ Rainbow Point   
2014  Δ North       
2015  Δ San Antonio       
2016 Δ SteensΔ Lassen       


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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