Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Tom DeRoo'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
1971Δ Marcy
1972Δ Whitney
1973Δ Grand Teton
1974Δ Rainier
1975Δ Iztacc√≠huatl
1976Δ Rainier
1977Δ Rainier
1978Δ Denali
1979Δ Bonanza
1980Δ Eldorado
1981Δ Buckner
1982Δ Fay
1983Δ Sloan
1984Δ Gilbert
1985Δ High Point
1986Δ Pyramid
1988Δ Borah
1989Δ South Sister
1990Δ Humphreys
1991Δ Brothers
1992Δ Elbert
1993Δ Gannett
1994Δ Mauna Kea
1995Δ Agnes
1996Δ Adams
1997Δ Williamson
1998Δ Rainier
1999Δ Leatherman
2000Δ Massive
2001Δ Truchas
2002Δ Gilbert
2003Δ Middle Sister
2004Δ Gray Wolf Ridge
2005Δ Olallie Butte - Northeast Slope
2006Δ Dome
2007Δ Fortress
2008Δ Black
2009Δ Sherpa
2010Δ Dragontail
2011Δ Fernow
2012Δ North Gardner
2013Δ Cannon
2014Δ Jefferson - North Ridge
2015Δ Rock Creek Butte
2016Δ Olallie Butte
2017Δ Mission
2018Δ Blanca
2019Δ Chiricahua
2020Δ Bailey
2021Δ Sacajawea
2022Δ Graham
YearN America


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:

  • "UK/NW Eur" includes The UK, Ireland, and the area north and west of the Pyrennes and Alps.
  • "Iberia" includes all of the Pyrneees.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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