Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Jay Dolan'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    


1993Δ Pilchuck          
1994Δ Townsend          
1997Δ Steptoe Butte          
2002  Δ Cowles        
2004  Δ Iron        
2005Δ Kamiak ButteΔ SaddleΔ Woodson    Δ Evans   
2006Δ Goat Δ Whitney   Δ Brian Head Δ Piestewa  
2007  Δ San Gorgonio    Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ TaylorΔ Guadalupe
2008Δ Tekoa Δ North Chalone Δ Borah  Δ UncompahgreΔ Camelback Δ Black Elk
2009Δ CougarΔ StrawberryΔ PinosΔ Charleston  Δ KingsΔ Pikes   
2010Δ TongueΔ McLoughlinΔ SantiagoΔ Wheeler  Δ NeboΔ GraysΔ Wrightson  
2011Δ Constitution Δ LassenΔ Boundary  Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ LincolnΔ Union Δ Sunflower
2012Δ Oregon ButteΔ LookoutΔ San Gorgonio Δ Bald Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ HandiesΔ Graham  
2013Δ Gold Δ San Antonio    Δ LincolnΔ SignalΔ Sawyers 
2014Δ Camano Island HPΔ MarysΔ San GorgonioΔ Grant   Δ PrincetonΔ HualapaiΔ BlancaΔ Black Mesa
2015Δ Daniel Δ Shasta    Δ AnteroΔ Baldy  
2016Δ Queen Anne HillΔ Eagle CapΔ QuailΔ GenoaΔ Hyndman Δ PealeΔ EngineerΔ Black Mesa HP  
2017Δ Spokane Δ IngallsΔ PeavineΔ Latour Δ Fish Lake HightopΔ YpsilonΔ Aztec  
2018Δ LookoutΔ CraneΔ Eagle Δ MoscowΔ Medicine Bow Δ AudubonΔ Mica Δ Baldy
2019Δ Aix Δ South Yolla Bolly   Δ Ibapah Δ Wilson  
2020  Δ EagleΔ Star    Δ Ajo Δ Enchanted Rock


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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