Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Jay Dolan'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    


1993Δ Pilchuck          
1994Δ Townsend          
1997Δ Steptoe Butte          
2002  Δ Cowles        
2004  Δ Iron        
2005Δ Kamiak ButteΔ SaddleΔ Stonewall    Δ Evans   
2006Δ Goat Δ Whitney   Δ Brian Head Δ Piestewa  
2007  Δ San Gorgonio    Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
2008Δ Tekoa Δ Sonora Δ Borah  Δ UncompahgreΔ Big Lake Knoll Δ Black Elk
2009Δ TableΔ StrawberryΔ TelescopeΔ Charleston  Δ KingsΔ Pikes   
2010Δ CatherineΔ McLoughlinΔ AltaΔ Wheeler  Δ BaldΔ GraysΔ Wrightson  
2011Δ Constitution Δ White MountainΔ Boundary  Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ LincolnΔ Union Δ Sunflower
2012Δ North GardnerΔ LookoutΔ San Gorgonio Δ Bald Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ HandiesΔ Graham  
2013Δ Zion Δ San Bernardino East    Δ LincolnΔ EscudillaΔ Sawyers 
2014Δ QuiemuthΔ MarysΔ LangleyΔ Grant   Δ PrincetonΔ HualapaiΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Black Mesa
2015Δ Daniel Δ Shasta    Δ AnteroΔ Baldy  
2016Δ McClellan ButteΔ Eagle CapΔ ButlerΔ GenoaΔ Hyndman Δ PealeΔ EngineerΔ Sitgreaves  
2017Δ Burroughs Δ CirqueΔ PeavineΔ Latour Δ Fish Lake HightopΔ YpsilonΔ Bill Williams  
2018Δ CrystalΔ ScottΔ Gould Δ MoscowΔ Medicine Bow Δ AudubonΔ Kendrick Δ Baldy
2019Δ Aix Δ Ten Thousand Foot Ridge   Δ Ibapah Δ Wilson  
2020  Δ LeavittΔ Star    Δ Ajo Δ Enchanted Rock


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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