Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Kirk Mallory's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    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    


1997        Δ Elbert   
1998        Δ Harvard Δ Wheeler 
1999        Δ Crestone   
2000  Δ Shasta     Δ Evans   
2001  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary    Δ Thunder PyramidΔ Humphreys  
2002  Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Rose  Δ Medicine BowΔ KingsΔ Potosi  Δ Panorama Point
2003       Δ WaasΔ U S Grant Δ Truchas 
2004  Δ WilliamsonΔ Wheeler   Δ DelanoΔ Animas Δ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2005      Δ Pine Δ Crestone - EastΔ BaldyΔ South BaldyΔ Crooks Tower
2006    Δ BorahΔ GraniteΔ Grand Teton Δ Esprit PointΔ GrahamΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ Baldy
2007Δ Rainier Δ North Palisade     Δ WildhorseΔ Chiricahua  
2008  Δ Tyndall   Δ Gannett Δ Peak 13040   
2009        Δ Byers   
2010 Δ McLoughlinΔ Brokeoff     Δ Little Bear - South  Δ Sunflower
2011 Δ HoodΔ FreelΔ Snow Valley   Δ NeboΔ GalenaΔ Kitt  
2012      Δ Cloud Δ Elbert - SouthΔ Guthrie  
2013  Δ San Gorgonio    Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Sawtooth   
2014   Δ Charleston  Δ Cement RidgeΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ GraniteΔ Piestewa  
2015        Δ Bancroft   
2016         Δ Agassiz  
2017   Δ Bunker Hill Δ TableΔ Washakie CoHP     
2018  Δ Middle Sister - Northeast RidgeΔ Ruby Dome        
2019 Δ South SisterΔ Lassen      Δ Union  
2020Δ Adams   Δ Pickles Butte    Δ Harquahala  


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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