Snapshot Grid for World/NA - 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn
1971  Δ Marcy 
1972 Δ Whitney  
1973 Δ Grand Teton  
1974 Δ Rainier  
1975 Δ Rainier Δ Iztacc√≠huatl
1976 Δ Rainier  
1977 Δ Rainier  
1978Δ DenaliΔ Little Tahoma  
1979 Δ Bonanza  
1980 Δ Eldorado  
1981 Δ Buckner  
1982 Δ Fay  
1983 Δ Sloan  
1984 Δ Gilbert  
1985  Δ High Point 
1986 Δ Pyramid  
1988 Δ Borah  
1989 Δ South Sister  
1990 Δ Humphreys  
1991 Δ BrothersΔ Mitchell 
1992 Δ Elbert  
1993 Δ GannettΔ Washington 
1994Δ Mauna KeaΔ KingsΔ Magazine 
1995 Δ AgnesΔ Whitetop 
1996  Δ Adams 
1997 Δ Williamson  
1998 Δ RainierΔ Guyot 
1999 Δ LeathermanΔ Lebanon 
2000 Δ MassiveΔ Point Reno 
2001 Δ TruchasΔ Crum Hill 
2002 Δ Gilbert  
2003 Δ Middle SisterΔ Dickinson CoHP 
2004 Δ Gray Wolf Ridge  
2005 Δ Olallie Butte-Northeast Slope  
2006 Δ Dome  
2007 Δ Fortress  
2008 Δ Black  
2009 Δ Sherpa  
2010 Δ Dragontail  
2011 Δ Fernow  
2012 Δ North Gardner  
2013 Δ Cannon  
2014 Δ Jefferson-North Ridge  
2015 Δ Rock Creek ButteΔ Shade Mountain-Snyder CoHP 
2016 Δ Olallie Butte  
2017 Δ MissionΔ Reddish Knob 
2018 Δ BlancaΔ Fork 
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "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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