Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Edward Earl'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk         
1986 Δ Middle SisterΔ Whitney   Δ Grand TetonΔ KingsΔ LongsΔ Humphreys  
1987       Δ Pfeifferhorn    
1988      Δ Grand TetonΔ Kings   Δ Guadalupe
1989       Δ Emmons    
1990       Δ KingsΔ Park Point Lookout   
1991  Δ San GorgonioΔ Wheeler   Δ Kings    
1992  Δ San Jacinto    Δ Baldy    
1993  Δ Hot Springs    Δ KingsΔ Elbert Δ Wheeler 
1994 Δ HoodΔ ShastaΔ Boundary        
1995Δ RainierΔ McLoughlinΔ White Mountain         
1996  Δ Langley         
1997  Δ Tom-X         
1998  Δ TelescopeΔ Charleston Δ Granite-XΔ Gannett  Δ Hualapai  
1999  Δ RitterΔ Jefferson Δ Ellis   Δ Wrightson  
2000Δ AdamsΔ ThielsenΔ North PalisadeΔ GraftonΔ BorahΔ Trapper Δ Brian Head    
2001  Δ Lyell    Δ Peale Δ Baldy  
2002  Δ ConnessΔ Bunker HillΔ SnowysideΔ GraniteΔ CloudΔ Eccentric Benchmark  Δ BlancaΔ North Franklin
2003Δ OlympusΔ StrawberryΔ Waucoba  Δ CrazyΔ SheridanΔ NeboΔ BlancaΔ MillerΔ Truchas 
2004Δ BonanzaΔ SacajaweaΔ Keynot    Δ AbajoΔ Wilson Δ Chicoma 
2005Δ North GardnerΔ BrandyΔ Babbitt      Δ EscudillaΔ Florida Peak NorthΔ Baldy
2006Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ Reyes Δ Hyndman Δ FrancsΔ OgdenΔ UncompahgreΔ Roof ButteΔ Little CostillaΔ Black Mesa
2007Δ High Rock Δ MorganΔ MoriahΔ DiamondΔ HilgardΔ Washakie NeedlesΔ Monroe Δ TiptonΔ Caprock Hills Knob 4700Δ Rich
2008Δ BucknerΔ Emily Δ Arc DomeΔ ScotchmanΔ Stimson  Δ HarvardΔ HualapaiΔ Hat MesaΔ White Butte
2009Δ (Rainier)Δ North SisterΔ PyramidΔ CurrantΔ RhodesΔ Big PryorΔ Warbonnet    Δ Black Elk
2010Δ ShuksanΔ Jefferson-North Ridge Δ MatterhornΔ Cape HornΔ TableΔ Medicine BowΔ HiddenΔ Crestone  Δ Panorama Point
2011Δ SpickardΔ DiamondΔ BurneyΔ DufferΔ BellΔ Big BaldyΔ Iron BenchmarkΔ Box ElderΔ Firstview Hill  Δ Sunflower
2012Δ JackΔ Broken TopΔ WhalebackΔ SonomaΔ CastleΔ WoodΔ ElkΔ ProvoΔ Flat Top  Δ Northeast Cicero
2013Δ Goode   Δ North TargheeΔ Koch Δ Salt Benchmark    
2014Δ BlackΔ Three Fingered Jack  Δ MeadeΔ TweedyΔ TroutΔ IndianΔ Clark   
2015Δ Kaleetan Δ Cuyamaca Δ HoodooΔ Rosebud CoHP      


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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