Snapshot Grid for World/NA - 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    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAMex-CA-Cbn
1971 Δ San Gorgonio 
1972 Δ Whitney 
1973 Δ San Jacinto 
1974 Δ Suicide Rock 
1977 Δ San Gorgonio 
1978 Δ Kagevah 
1979 Δ Anderson 
1980 Δ Russell-E Pk 
1981Δ WrightΔ Williamson 
1982 Δ Tyndall 
1983 Δ Russell 
1984 Δ North Palisade 
1985 Δ Abbot 
1986 Δ Muir 
1987Δ HaleakalaΔ Sill 
1988 Δ Kaweah 
1989 Δ White Mountain 
1990 Δ Split 
1991 Δ Winchell 
1992 Δ Tom 
1993 Δ Middle Palisade-X 
1994 Δ Stanford 
1995 Δ Deerhorn 
1996 Δ Wheel 
1997 Δ Red Kaweah 
1998 Δ Hale 
1999 Δ Thunderbolt 
2000 Δ Palisade Crest 
2001 Δ Barnard 
2002 Δ Middle Palisade 
2003 Δ North Guard 
2004 Δ Tinemaha 
2005 Δ Bolton Brown 
2006 Δ Harrington 
2007 Δ Black Kaweah 
2008 Δ Pinchot 
2009 Δ Pikes 
2010 Δ Williamson 
2011 Δ Shasta 
2012 Δ WhitneyΔ Picacho del Diablo
2013 Δ ElbertΔ Botella Azul
2014 Δ Barnard-E PkΔ Picacho del Diablo
2015 Δ WhitneyΔ Orizaba
2016 Δ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ Toluca
2017Δ Mauna KeaΔ Lamarck North 
2018 Δ Vagabond 
2019 Δ Gannett 
2020 Δ Gilbert 
2021 Δ Basin Mountain-SW Pk 
YearAK-HIWest 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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