Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Vertical Gain

Jay Dolan'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    


1993Δ Pilchuck          
1994Δ Townsend          
2002  Δ Cowles        
2004  Δ Iron        
2005Δ DogΔ SaddleΔ McGinty    Δ Evans   
2006Δ Goat Δ Whitney     Δ Piestewa  
2007  Δ San Gorgonio    Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
2008Δ Tekoa Δ Baden-Powell Δ Borah  Δ UncompahgreΔ Camelback Δ Black Elk
2009Δ TableΔ StrawberryΔ San BernardinoΔ Charleston  Δ KingsΔ South Boulder   
2010Δ SiΔ McLoughlinΔ SantiagoΔ Wheeler  Δ SignalΔ YaleΔ Wrightson  
2011Δ Constitution Δ MontgomeryΔ Boundary  Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ HumboldtΔ Harquahala  
2012Δ North GardnerΔ LookoutΔ San Jacinto   Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ RedcloudΔ Miller  
2013Δ Walker Δ San Bernardino East    Δ LincolnΔ Castle DomeΔ Signal 
2014Δ Oyster DomeΔ MarysΔ San GorgonioΔ Grant   Δ PrincetonΔ TiptonΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Black Mesa
2015Δ Daniel Δ Rabbit    Δ JamesΔ Kimball  
2016Δ McClellan ButteΔ Eagle CapΔ LukensΔ GenoaΔ Hyndman Δ PealeΔ EngineerΔ Black Mesa HP  
2017Δ Pugh Δ GraniteΔ PeavineΔ Latour Δ East BenchmarkΔ YpsilonΔ Rincon  
2018Δ CrystalΔ CraneΔ Gleason Δ MoscowΔ Medicine Bow Δ AudubonΔ Mica Δ Emory
2019Δ Aix Δ Baden-Powell   Δ Ibapah Δ Wilson  
2020  Δ WilsonΔ Star    Δ Ajo Δ Enchanted Rock


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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