Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Pahlas's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1991    Δ Borah      
2005    Δ Devils Bedstead East      
2006    Δ Diamond      
2007    Δ Leatherman      
2008  Δ Cucamonga Δ Church      
2009 Δ Eagle Cap  Δ Bad Rock      
2010    Δ Castle      
2011  Δ Whitney Δ Pegasus      
2012    Δ USGS Δ Grand Teton    
2013    Δ Abel Δ Gannett    
2014Δ Rainier Δ GaylorΔ SonomaΔ Peak 11930      
2015  Δ Cone Δ Big BoyΔ Granite  Δ Quandary  
2016Δ Young Hill Δ WilliamsonΔ North Peak - LimestoneΔ Ryan      
2017Δ JoveΔ Crater  Δ Thompson Δ Glory Δ Grays  
2018 Δ JuniperΔ TelescopeΔ Hickison BenchmarkΔ McGowanΔ HilgardΔ CloudΔ Notch   
2019Δ Saint HelensΔ Deer ButteΔ Temescal Δ Breitenbach    Δ TaylorΔ Guadalupe
2020 Δ Peak 4791 Δ GilbertΔ Invisible      
2021 Δ Hood Δ Ruby DomeΔ Lost River      
2022 Δ Round  Δ Brocky      
2023    Δ Elk      


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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