Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Doug Wilson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Thielsen   
1988Δ BakerΔ Jefferson   
1989Δ OlympusΔ Broken TopΔ Shasta  
1990Δ RainierΔ South Sister   
1991Δ BrothersΔ Broken Top Δ Grand Teton 
1992Δ EllinorΔ Washington   
1993Δ Stuart    
1994Δ BakerΔ Hood   
1995Δ RainierΔ North Sister   
1996Δ OlympusΔ Hood   
1997Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ Shasta  
1998Δ Saint HelensΔ South Sister   
1999Δ Saint HelensΔ Scott   
2000Δ Unicorn    
2001Δ Silver StarΔ Three Fingered Jack   
2002Δ UnicornΔ WashingtonΔ Cathedral  
2003Δ Washington    
2004Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood   
2005Δ Adams    
2006Δ Unicorn Δ WhitneyΔ Devils Tower 
2007Δ ShuksanΔ Thielsen   
2008Δ BakerΔ Middle Sister   
2009Δ GlacierΔ South Sister   
2010Δ Goat Island    
2011Δ Black    
2012Δ Hessong RockΔ Washington   
2013Δ Saint Helens Δ White Mountain  
2014Δ Saint HelensΔ McLoughlin   
2015Δ Saint HelensΔ Broken TopΔ Whitney  
2016Δ Saint Helens Δ Lassen  
2017Δ Saint Helens    
2018Δ Bearhead Δ Middle Palisade  
2019Δ Scarface    
2020Δ Pitcher    
2021Δ Wallace    


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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