Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

John Ide'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 Saint Helens Δ DavisΔ McClellan    Δ Bierstadt  Δ Guadalupe
1964        Δ Pikes   
1977 Δ Wizard Island          
1984     Δ Huckleberry      
1988Δ Olympus           
1990Δ Griff           
1991Δ Anderson           
1996  Δ Whitney         
1998Δ Hurricane Hill           
2003       Δ Observation Benchmark    
2006  Δ Half Dome     Δ Longs   
2007   Δ Rose      Δ Capulin 
2008  Δ FreelΔ Relay        
2009 Δ SaddleΔ ShastaΔ Wheeler Δ RedΔ Static     
2010Δ DogΔ Carroll ButteΔ White MountainΔ Moriah       Δ Black Elk
2011 Δ South SisterΔ LangleyΔ BoundaryΔ Inferno ConeΔ Elk  Δ YeckelΔ Harquahala  
2012  Δ WilliamsonΔ Schell Creek Peak 3587   Δ Thousand LakeΔ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
2013 Δ McLoughlinΔ MorganΔ Jefferson - North Summit     Δ Kaibab Plateau HP  
2014  Δ DunderbergΔ QuartziteΔ Cache  Δ KingsΔ HarvardΔ Chiricahua  
2015Δ AdamsΔ Middle SisterΔ TomΔ Full House        
2016  Δ LyellΔ ShoshoneΔ BorahΔ SphinxΔ WashburnΔ HaystackΔ UncompahgreΔ Table Top  
2017 Δ AshlandΔ Peak 10727Δ Cherry Creek Peak 3188   Δ Horse Ranch Δ Wrightson  
2018 Δ DrakeΔ KaweahΔ Callaghan   Δ Brian HeadΔ LincolnΔ Baldy - NorthΔ Blanca 


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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