Snapshot Grid for Western USA - 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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1972  Δ Whitney         
1973  Δ San Gorgonio   Δ Grand Teton     
1974Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ North Palisade   Δ Grand Teton Δ Longs   
1975Δ RainierΔ Hood          
1976Δ RainierΔ Three Fingered Jack          
1977Δ Rainier           
1978Δ Little Tahoma           
1979Δ Bonanza           
1980Δ Eldorado           
1981Δ Buckner           
1982Δ Fay           
1983Δ Sloan           
1984Δ Gilbert           
1986Δ Pyramid           
1988Δ Saint Helens   Δ Borah       
1989 Δ South Sister          
1990         Δ Humphreys  
1991Δ Brothers           
1992Δ Saint Helens       Δ Elbert Δ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1993   Δ Boundary  Δ Gannett     
1994 Δ Hood   Δ Granite Δ Kings    
1995Δ Agnes           
1997 Δ JeffersonΔ WilliamsonΔ Wheeler       Δ Odakota
1998Δ Rainier           
1999 Δ Washington  Δ Leatherman       
2000Δ RainierΔ Hood      Δ MassiveΔ Baldy Δ Bush
2001Δ Sturgeon Rock - West Ridge         Δ Truchas 
2002     Δ Wood Δ Gilbert   Δ Chalky Buttes
2003 Δ Middle Sister          
2004Δ Gray Wolf Ridge           
2005 Δ Olallie Butte - Northeast Slope          
2006Δ Dome           
2007Δ Fortress           
2008Δ Black           
2009Δ Sherpa           
2010Δ Dragontail           
2011Δ Fernow           
2012Δ North Gardner           
2013Δ Cannon           
2014Δ SpickardΔ Jefferson - North Ridge          
2015Δ Saddle ButteΔ Rock Creek Butte          
2016Δ CrystalΔ Olallie Butte          
2017Δ MissionΔ Bohemia          
2018Δ DavidΔ Lookout       Δ EscudillaΔ BlancaΔ Baldy
2019Δ RemmelΔ Aspen Butte       Δ Chiricahua  
2020Δ HowardΔ Bailey          
2021 Δ Sacajawea          
2022Δ Big ChiwaukumΔ Graham          


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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