Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1971  Δ San Gorgonio        
1972  Δ Whitney        
1973  Δ San Jacinto        
1974  Δ Suicide Rock        
1977  Δ San Gorgonio   Δ Sheridan    
1978  Δ Glacier Point   Δ Kagevah Δ Lost Ranger  
1979  Δ Anderson        
1980  Δ Russell-E Pk        
1981  Δ Williamson        
1982  Δ Tyndall        
1983  Δ Russell        
1984  Δ North Palisade        
1985  Δ AbbotΔ Rose       
1986  Δ Muir        
1987  Δ 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      Δ Signal 
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        
2006Δ Townsend Δ Harrington        
2007Δ Walker Δ Black KaweahΔ Spirit       
2008  Δ Pinchot        
2009  Δ Norman Clyde     Δ Pikes  
2010  Δ WilliamsonΔ Bridge   Δ North Guardian Angel Δ Superstition Benchmark 
2011  Δ ShastaΔ Boundary       
2012  Δ Whitney Δ BorahΔ Granite Δ Kings Δ Humphreys 
2013  Δ White MountainΔ Boundary    Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler
2014  Δ Barnard-E PkΔ Wheeler     Δ Baboquivari 
2015  Δ WhitneyΔ Star     Δ Superstition Benchmark 
2016  Δ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ Jefferson     Δ Wilson 
2017  Δ Lamarck NorthΔ Baker   Δ Ibapah Δ HumphreysΔ Blanca
2018 Δ McLoughlinΔ VagabondΔ CurrantΔ Cache  Δ Peale Δ Kendrick 
2019Δ OlympusΔ KingΔ EagleΔ Augusta  Δ GannettΔ Eccentric Benchmark Δ RaspberryΔ Taylor
2020  Δ ParsonsΔ South Schell   Δ GilbertΔ HesperusΔ SaddleΔ Owl
2021  Δ South      Δ Spruce 


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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