Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Greg Gerlach'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
1971Δ San Gorgonio
1972Δ Whitney
1973Δ San Jacinto
1974Δ Suicide Rock
1977Δ San Gorgonio
1978Δ Kagevah
1979Δ Anderson
1980Δ Russell-E Pk
1981Δ Williamson
1982Δ Tyndall
1983Δ Russell
1984Δ North Palisade
1985Δ Abbot
1986Δ Muir
1987Δ Sill
1988Δ Kaweah
1989Δ White Mountain
1990Δ Split
1991Δ Winchell
1992Δ Tom
1993Δ Middle Palisade-X
1994Δ Stanford
1995Δ Deerhorn
1996Δ Wheel
1997Δ Red Kaweah
1998Δ Hale
1999Δ Thunderbolt
2000Δ Palisade Crest
2001Δ Barnard
2002Δ Middle Palisade
2003Δ North Guard
2004Δ Tinemaha
2005Δ Bolton Brown
2006Δ Harrington
2007Δ Black Kaweah
2008Δ Pinchot
2009Δ Pikes
2010Δ Williamson
2011Δ Shasta
2012Δ Whitney
2013Δ Elbert
2014Δ Barnard-E Pk
2015Δ Orizaba
2016Δ Toluca
2017Δ Mauna Kea
2018Δ Vagabond
2019Δ Gannett
2020Δ Gilbert
2021Δ White
YearN America


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:

  • "UK/NW Eur" includes The UK, Ireland, and the area north and west of the Pyrennes and Alps.
  • "Iberia" includes all of the Pyrneees.
  • "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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