Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Tony Watkin'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    


1970  Δ North Palisade
Δ Shasta
1971 Δ HoodΔ Whitney
Δ Shasta
   Δ Olympus   
1972  Δ Emerson
Δ Conness
   Δ Broad Fork Twin Peaks Δ Humphreys 
1973 Δ HoodΔ Thunderbolt
Δ Humphreys
  Δ Grand Teton    
1974Δ Rainier
Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens
 Δ Mendel
Δ Matterhorn
Δ Bloody
1975  Δ Winchell
Δ Round Top
1976Δ Shuksan-X Δ Sill
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ Half Dome
1977  Δ Temple Crag
Δ Castle
1978 Δ Black ButteΔ Tom
Δ Conness
Δ Pyramid
1979  Δ Shasta       
1980  Δ Haeckel
Δ Ritter
1981 Δ JeffersonΔ Gayley
Δ Matterhorn
1982  Δ Shasta       
1983  Δ Whitney
Δ Sill
1984 Δ McLoughlinΔ Middle Palisade
Δ Saint Helena
1985  Δ Shasta
Δ Humphreys
1986  Δ North Palisade
Δ Half Dome
1987 Δ Three Fingered Jack
Δ Washington
Δ Winchell
Δ Dana
1988  Δ University
Δ Lassen
1989  Δ Split
Δ Round Top
1990  Δ Williamson       
1991  Δ White Mountain       
1992  Δ WhitneyΔ Rose      
1993  Δ Sill
Δ Spanish
Δ Langley
1994Δ Adams Δ Russell
Δ Round Top
1995  Δ Kaweah
Δ Telescope
Δ Boundary      
1996  Δ LeConte
Δ Highland
Δ Dana
Δ Rose      
1997  Δ Barnard
Δ South Yolla Bolly
Δ McAdie
Δ Relay      
1998  Δ Shasta
Δ Rose
1999  Δ Langley
Δ Sonora
Δ Goddard
2000  Δ Stanford
Δ Freel
Δ Olancha
2001  Δ Shasta       
2002Δ Saint HelensΔ JeffersonΔ Merced
Δ Junipero Serra
   Δ Angels Landing  Δ Blanca
2003 Δ South Sister
Δ Thielsen
Δ Gould
Δ Lassen
Δ Jefferson      
2004  Δ Dana
Δ Round Top
2005  Δ Vogelsang
Δ Pyramid
Δ Anthony
2006  Δ Royce
Δ Round Top
 Δ Borah     
2007  Δ Dubois
Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HP
Δ Wheeler      
2008Δ Saint Helens Δ Whitney       
2009 Δ ScottΔ Basin
Δ Round Top
    Δ Elbert
Δ Longs
 Δ Wheeler
2010 Δ UnionΔ Tioga
Δ Clark
2011  Δ White Mountain       
2012  Δ Gaylor
Δ Eddy
Δ Lola
Δ Charleston      
2013  Δ Waucoba
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Eagle
   Δ Rainbow Point   
2014  Δ North
Δ Vaca
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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