Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Tony Watkin's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Shasta       
1971 Δ HoodΔ Whitney   Δ Olympus   
1972  Δ Conness   Δ Broad Fork Twin Peaks Δ Humphreys 
1973 Δ HoodΔ Humphreys  Δ Grand Teton    
1974Δ Rainier Δ Bloody       
1975  Δ Round Top       
1976  Δ San Gorgonio       
1977  Δ Castle       
1978 Δ Black ButteΔ Pyramid       
1979  Δ Shasta       
1980  Δ Ritter       
1981 Δ JeffersonΔ Matterhorn       
1982  Δ Shasta       
1983  Δ Whitney       
1984 Δ McLoughlinΔ Saint Helena       
1985  Δ Shasta       
1986  Δ North Palisade       
1987 Δ Three Fingered JackΔ Dana       
1988  Δ Lassen       
1989  Δ Round Top       
1990  Δ Williamson       
1991  Δ White Mountain       
1992  Δ WhitneyΔ Rose      
1993  Δ Spanish       
1994Δ Adams Δ Round Top       
1995  Δ TelescopeΔ Boundary      
1996  Δ DanaΔ Rose      
1997  Δ South Yolla BollyΔ Relay      
1998  Δ Shasta       
1999  Δ Goddard       
2000  Δ Freel       
2001  Δ Shasta       
2002Δ Saint HelensΔ JeffersonΔ Junipero Serra   Δ Angels Landing  Δ Blanca
2003 Δ ThielsenΔ LassenΔ Jefferson      
2004  Δ Round Top       
2005  Δ Pyramid       
2006  Δ Round Top Δ Borah     
2007  Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ Wheeler      
2008Δ Saint Helens Δ Whitney       
2009 Δ ScottΔ Round Top    Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler
2010 Δ UnionΔ Clark       
2011  Δ White Mountain       
2012  Δ LolaΔ Charleston      
2013  Δ Eagle   Δ Rainbow Point   
2014  Δ Vaca       
2015  Δ San Antonio       
2016 Δ SteensΔ Lassen       


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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