Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Vertical Gain

Doug Wilson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    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 Olympus-XΔ Hood   
1982 Δ Hood   
1983Δ Adams-XΔ South SisterΔ Shasta-X  
1984Δ BakerΔ Hood   
1985Δ GilbertΔ Indian Point   
1986Δ Rainier-XΔ Washington   
1987Δ Olympus-XΔ North Sister   
1988Δ BakerΔ Jefferson   
1989Δ OlympusΔ Broken TopΔ Shasta  
1990Δ RainierΔ South Sister   
1991Δ BrothersΔ Broken Top Δ Grand Teton 
1992Δ SahaleΔ Washington   
1993Δ StuartΔ Broken Top-X   
1994Δ BakerΔ Hood   
1995Δ RainierΔ North Sister   
1996Δ OlympusΔ Hood   
1997Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ Shasta  
1998Δ BrothersΔ South Sister   
1999Δ Saint HelensΔ Middle Sister   
2000Δ Old Snowy    
2001Δ Silver StarΔ Washington   
2002Δ Stuart-XΔ North SisterΔ Cathedral  
2003Δ Shuksan-X    
2004Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood   
2005Δ Adams    
2006Δ ForbiddenΔ Jefferson-XΔ ShastaΔ Devils Tower 
2007Δ ShuksanΔ Jefferson   
2008Δ BakerΔ Middle Sister   
2009Δ GlacierΔ South Sister   
2010Δ Sahale    
2011Δ Black    
2012Δ FayΔ Washington   
2013Δ Saint Helens Δ Thunderbolt  
2014Δ TomyhoiΔ McLoughlin   
2015Δ Saint HelensΔ Broken TopΔ Tyndall  
2016Δ Saint Helens Δ Split  
2017Δ Tokaloo Rock    
2018Δ Stevens Δ Middle Palisade  
2019Δ Old Desolate    
2020Δ Redstone    
2021Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief    


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 "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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