Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Doug Wilson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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    


1977    Δ Wetterhorn
1980Δ RainierΔ Hood   
1981Δ AdamsΔ Hood   
1982 Δ Hood   
1983 Δ South Sister   
1984Δ BakerΔ Hood   
1985Δ GilbertΔ Saddle   
1986Δ PinnacleΔ Washington   
1987Δ AdamsΔ North Sister   
1988Δ BakerΔ Jefferson   
1989Δ ShuksanΔ Broken TopΔ Shasta  
1990Δ RainierΔ South Sister   
1991Δ UnicornΔ Broken Top Δ Grand Teton 
1992Δ SahaleΔ Washington   
1993Δ Stuart    
1994Δ AdamsΔ Hood   
1995Δ RainierΔ North Sister   
1996Δ ShuksanΔ Hood   
1997Δ AdamsΔ JeffersonΔ Shasta  
1998Δ Saint HelensΔ South Sister   
1999Δ Saint HelensΔ Middle Sister   
2000Δ Old Snowy    
2001Δ Silver StarΔ Three Fingered Jack   
2002Δ UnicornΔ North SisterΔ Cathedral  
2003Δ South Early Winter Spire    
2004Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood   
2005Δ Adams    
2006Δ Forbidden Δ WhitneyΔ Devils Tower 
2007Δ ShuksanΔ Jefferson   
2008Δ BakerΔ Middle Sister   
2009Δ GlacierΔ South Sister   
2010Δ Sahale    
2011Δ Black    
2012Δ FayΔ Washington   
2013Δ Seven Fingered Jack Δ White Mountain  
2014Δ Saint HelensΔ McLoughlin   
2015Δ Anvil RockΔ Broken TopΔ Whitney  
2016Δ Saint Helens Δ Split  
2017Δ Little Tahoma    
2018Δ Steamboat Prow Δ Russell  
2019Δ Old Desolate    
2020Δ Burroughs    
2021Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief    


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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