Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Vertical Gain

Andy Boos'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


2009Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim Δ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ Scotchman Δ GannettΔ Signal Δ Hualapai  
2010Δ West           
2011Δ Glacier       Δ Pikes   
2012Δ CathedralΔ Jefferson-X          
2013Δ Mox Peaks Δ Junipero SerraΔ Ruby Dome   Δ Ibapah    
2014Δ Stetattle Ridge-N PkΔ Rock Creek Butte  Δ Cache  Δ Kings  Δ TaylorΔ Emory
2015Δ Tokaloo Rock   Δ HyndmanΔ McDonaldΔ Cloud  Δ Roof Butte  
2016Δ Nursery Δ PattersonΔ Mormon Δ Kintla Δ FriscoΔ Crestone Δ Aspen 
2017Δ Ladies   Δ South Lost River HPΔ Stimson   Δ Turnbull  
2018Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The ChiefΔ JeffersonΔ Cuyamaca         
2019Δ Lemah Δ TinΔ Virgin   Δ West Mountain Δ Tipton  
2020Δ MeanyΔ GearhartΔ EagleΔ McAfeeΔ CastleΔ HollandΔ Francs     
2021Δ Terror   Δ Mica   Δ Wilson Δ Truchas 


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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