Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

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    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
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 Butte
Δ Dog
Δ SaddleΔ Stonewall
Δ Woodson
Δ McGinty
    Δ Evans   
2006Δ Goat Δ Whitney   Δ Brian Head Δ Piestewa  
2007  Δ San Gorgonio
Δ San Jacinto
    Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ Wheeler
Δ Sandia Crest
Δ Taylor
Δ Guadalupe
2008Δ Tekoa Δ Sonora
Δ Baden-Powell
Δ North Chalone
 Δ Borah  Δ UncompahgreΔ Big Lake Knoll
Δ Camelback
 Δ Black Elk
2009Δ Table
Δ Cougar
Δ StrawberryΔ Telescope
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Pinos
Δ San Bernardino
Δ Charleston  Δ KingsΔ Pikes
Δ South Boulder
2010Δ Catherine
Δ Tongue
Δ Si
Δ McLoughlinΔ Alta
Δ Eddy
Δ Santiago
Δ Wheeler  Δ Bald
Δ Deseret
Δ Nebo
Δ Signal
Δ Grays
Δ Yale
Δ Wrightson  
2011Δ Constitution Δ White Mountain
Δ Lassen
Δ Montgomery
Δ Boundary  Δ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ Lincoln
Δ Humboldt
Δ Hualapai-X
Δ Union
Δ Harquahala
 Δ Sunflower
2012Δ North Gardner
Δ Oregon Butte
Δ South Sister-X
Δ Lookout
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ San Jacinto
 Δ Bald Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Handies
Δ Redcloud
Δ Graham
Δ Miller
2013Δ Zion
Δ Walker
Δ Gold
 Δ San Bernardino East
Δ San Antonio
    Δ LincolnΔ Baldy-X
Δ Escudilla
Δ Signal
Δ Castle Dome
Δ Sawyers
Δ Signal
2014Δ Quiemuth
Δ Camano Island HP
Δ Oyster Dome
Δ MarysΔ Langley
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ Grant   Δ PrincetonΔ Hualapai
Δ Tipton
Δ Santa Fe Baldy
Δ Blanca
Δ Black Mesa
2015Δ Daniel Δ Shasta
Δ Rabbit
    Δ Antero
Δ James
Δ Baldy
Δ Kimball
2016Δ McClellan Butte
Δ Queen Anne Hill
Δ Eagle CapΔ Butler
Δ Quail
Δ Lukens
Δ GenoaΔ Hyndman Δ PealeΔ EngineerΔ Sitgreaves
Δ Woodchute
Δ Black Mesa HP
2017Δ Burroughs
Δ Abercrombie
Δ Spokane
Δ Pugh
 Δ Cirque
Δ Cobb
Δ Ingalls
Δ Granite
Δ PeavineΔ Latour Δ Fish Lake Hightop
Δ East Benchmark
Δ Ypsilon
Δ Twin Sisters Peaks
Δ Bill Williams
Δ Pinal
Δ Aztec
Δ Rincon
2018Δ Crystal
Δ Krell Hill
Δ Lookout
Δ Scott
Δ Paulina
Δ Crane
Δ Gould
Δ Eagle
Δ Gleason
 Δ MoscowΔ Medicine Bow Δ AudubonΔ Kendrick
Δ Mica
 Δ Baldy
Δ Emory
2019Δ Aix Δ Ten Thousand Foot Ridge
Δ South Yolla Bolly
Δ Baden-Powell
   Δ Ibapah Δ Wilson  
2020  Δ Leavitt
Δ Eagle
Δ Wilson
Δ 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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