Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Prominent Peak

Greg Gerlach's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 Stonewall 
1977 Δ San Jacinto 
1978 Δ Lost Ranger 
1979 Δ Anderson 
1980 Δ San Antonio 
1981Δ WrightΔ San Gorgonio 
1982 Δ Baden-Powell 
1983 Δ San Gorgonio 
1984 Δ Ritter 
1985 Δ Rose 
1986 Δ Humphreys 
1987Δ HaleakalaΔ Darwin 
1988 Δ Cuyamaca 
1989 Δ White Mountain 
1990 Δ San Jacinto 
1991 Δ San Antonio 
1992 Δ Alamo 
1993 Δ Freel 
1994 Δ Palomar 
1995 Δ Signal 
1996 Δ Leavitt 
1997 Δ Pyramid 
1998 Δ Tower 
1999 Δ Strawberry 
2000 Δ Baden-Powell 
2001 Δ Morgan 
2002 Δ Conness 
2003 Δ Banner 
2004 Δ San Antonio 
2005 Δ San Antonio 
2006 Δ San Antonio 
2007 Δ San Antonio 
2008 Δ San Antonio 
2009 Δ San Gorgonio 
2010 Δ San Antonio 
2011 Δ Shasta 
2012 Δ WhitneyΔ Picacho del Diablo
2013 Δ ElbertΔ Botella Azul
2014 Δ WheelerΔ Picacho del Diablo
2015 Δ WhitneyΔ Orizaba
2016 Δ San JacintoΔ Toluca
2017Δ Mauna KeaΔ San Jacinto 
2018 Δ San Jacinto 
2019 Δ San Gorgonio 
2020 Δ Pilot 
2021 Δ Flat Top 
YearAK-HIWest USAMex-CA-Cbn


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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