Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Mason Mason'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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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Alta Vista Δ Olmsted Point Δ Navajo Knobs - West Δ Yaki Point  
2003      Δ HumphreysΔ CapulinΔ Black Mesa
2005        Δ Guadalupe
2006      Δ Plateau Point Δ Emory
2007  Δ Moro Rock  Δ Pikes Δ Wheeler 
2008     Δ Great Dune  Δ Scotts Bluff
2009  Δ Half Dome   Δ WrightsonΔ Sandia CrestΔ Black Elk
2010  Δ Ralston  Δ South Boulder  Δ Panorama Point
2011  Δ Dana      
2012Δ Sourdough Mountain - Peak 6107 Δ Whitney      
2013  Δ Morgan      
2014  Δ Stanford Δ Point Supreme Δ Bright Angel Point  
2015  Δ WhitneyΔ Rose     
2016  Δ WilliamsonΔ Snow ValleyΔ KnollΔ Lookout   
2017 Δ Carroll RimΔ Middle Palisade   Δ Grandview BenchmarkΔ Taylor 
2018 Δ Misery Ridge SummitΔ KaweahΔ Rainbow Wall     
2019  Δ Point Powell      
2020  Δ Gabb      
2021  Δ SplitΔ WheelerΔ Nebo   Δ Sunflower
2022  Δ Tyndall      
2023  Δ Tallac      


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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