Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Charles Zerphey's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1977 Δ Killington          
1991   Δ Stone        
1995  Δ Brasstown Bald     Δ WashingtonΔ Greylock  
1996Δ GuadalupeΔ MagazineΔ Mitchell Δ Rogers Δ EagleΔ Black Elk Δ Katahdin  
1997      Δ ElbertΔ WhitneyΔ Humphreys   
1998     Δ HoodΔ BorahΔ GannettΔ Ebright Azimuth   
1999      Δ RainierΔ Granite    
2000 Δ Polk CoHP    Δ Mauna Kea  Δ East Big Flat RidgeΔ Chestnut Ridge 
2001   Δ JonesΔ Greenlee   Δ Point RenoΔ Elk HillΔ Kent CoHP 
2002        Δ SugarloafΔ Blue Mountain-Berks CoHPΔ Bears HeadΔ Big Ridge
2003   Δ Blue KnobΔ Laurel Hill  Δ Blue Mounds-East Summit  Δ BaldpateΔ Smith Benchmark
2004  Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHPΔ Crooks Tower    Δ Lassen  Δ Lenoir CoHP
2005Δ Baltimore CoHP     Δ Dodge CoHPΔ GillespieΔ LafayetteΔ Wachusett  
2006  Δ Sampson RockΔ Todt Hill Δ Saint Marys CoHPΔ HawksbillΔ Richland BalsamΔ Mansfield-Adams Apple Δ Alma Hill 
2007  Δ Elliott Knob  Δ HunterΔ RibΔ Blue Ridge-Paris BenchmarkΔ Seward Δ Fairfax CoHP 
2008        Δ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHP Δ Webster CoHP 
2009   Δ Herkimer CoHP Δ Thorny Flat  Δ Porte Crayon   
2010      Δ Marquette CoHPΔ Fredericksburg City HP Δ Little Ridge  
2011Δ Cahas         Δ LemmonΔ High Knob
2012 Δ Franklin City HP  Δ WhitetopΔ Roan High Knob   Δ Bull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout TowerΔ Huckleberry Knob 
2013  Δ Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff     Δ Rabun BaldΔ Gravel KnobΔ Darlington CoHP 
2014 Δ Randall CoHPΔ Hualapai   Δ Guyot  Δ Fork  
2015    Δ The Δ Buffalo Ridge   Δ High Rock 
2016 Δ Halifax CoHPΔ Moores Knob    Δ Big Horn CoHP    
2017   Δ Camden CoHP    Δ Kennesaw   
2018  Δ Lookout Mountain-High PointΔ Black        


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.

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