Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jerry Beals'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  


1994    Δ Great Blue Hill    Δ Bear Hill  
1995Δ Chickatawbut Hill  Δ Greylock Δ MansfieldΔ AlanderΔ BearΔ Ascutney   
1996    Δ StrattonΔ Moore HillΔ GreylockΔ WashingtonΔ MonadnockΔ GraceΔ GreylockΔ Warner Hill
1997Δ EquinoxΔ Spruce HillΔ WantastiquetΔ Moore HillΔ Whiteface-XΔ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ JicaritaΔ WheelerΔ DomeΔ Guadalupe 
1998Δ AtalayaΔ Hermit-XΔ Glorieta Baldy-XΔ AtalayaΔ Saint Peters DomeΔ Massive-XΔ LincolnΔ Quandary-XΔ ShavanoΔ Animas CityΔ WildroseΔ Toby
1999Δ Tanner Δ EscudillaΔ WachusettΔ LibertyΔ JayΔ SnowΔ TobyΔ SwiftcurrentΔ Morris Δ Toby
2000Δ Hitchcock Δ CragΔ AscutneyΔ HancockΔ AldersonΔ PagetΔ GreylockΔ GoatΔ TobyΔ Lincoln 
2001   Δ GreylockΔ Diamond Match RidgeΔ JeffersonΔ GraceΔ AbrahamΔ Wheeler-X Δ Blanca-XΔ Hitchcock
2002Δ TobyΔ GraceΔ NorthfieldΔ Dry HillΔ AscutneyΔ SlideΔ TobyΔ Blue Eagle-XΔ White MountainΔ HitchcockΔ Toby 
2003Δ Bare Δ GraceΔ LafayetteΔ CardiganΔ OsceolaΔ HaleakalaΔ BierstadtΔ ElbertΔ GraceΔ MonadnockΔ Toby
2004Δ GraceΔ GraceΔ CragΔ EisenhowerΔ MoosilaukeΔ GraceΔ HunterΔ GraceΔ ShavanoΔ NorthfieldΔ GraceΔ Grace
2005Δ WachusettΔ GraceΔ TobyΔ South KinsmanΔ KillingtonΔ TobyΔ DanaΔ AscutneyΔ Borah Peak-N PkΔ HitchcockΔ PierceΔ Toby
2006Δ NorthfieldΔ GraceΔ TobyΔ San Jacinto-XΔ South TwinΔ Dry HillΔ GraceΔ TobyΔ MassiveΔ WachusettΔ NorwottockΔ Grace
2007Δ NorwottockΔ WrightsonΔ NorwottockΔ NorwottockΔ TobyΔ WittenbergΔ WataticΔ EllenΔ San AntonioΔ Starr-XΔ Norwottock 
2008  Δ TobyΔ NorwottockΔ MonroeΔ TobyΔ GraysΔ PikesΔ NorwottockΔ AscutneyΔ Norwottock 
2009Δ GraceΔ NorwottockΔ Greylock Δ KearsargeΔ Twin Peaks-N PkΔ Saint MaryΔ Dry HillΔ Moriah Δ Hitchcock 
2010Δ CragΔ TekoaΔ GraceΔ TomΔ GraceΔ PeakedΔ MansfieldΔ WallingΔ GiantΔ GothicsΔ TobyΔ Quabbin Hill
2011Δ LincolnΔ TomΔ TullyΔ GraceΔ TomΔ TobyΔ HarvardΔ TobyΔ WataticΔ NorwottockΔ OrientΔ Lincoln
2012Δ Dry HillΔ OrientΔ BrushΔ LincolnΔ RimrockΔ ManzanoΔ Stewart-XΔ SunapeeΔ WachusettΔ Rattlesnake KnobΔ Wendell State Forest HP 
2013 Δ HitchcockΔ GraceΔ LincolnΔ LudlowΔ Baden-PowellΔ Starr-XΔ TobyΔ PeakedΔ BaldΔ Moore HillΔ Peaked
2014   Δ Spruce Hill Δ HitchcockΔ GraceΔ PtarmiganΔ Jacob HillΔ Little MonadnockΔ Long 
2015Δ Bear HillΔ Quabbin HillΔ GraceΔ Rock House HighpointΔ Watatic Δ SugarloafΔ TobyΔ Lincoln Δ Rock House HighpointΔ Rock House Highpoint
2016Δ BareΔ Stony LedgeΔ Hermit Δ Seven SistersΔ NorwottockΔ Dantes ViewΔ AlanderΔ Quabbin HillΔ Quabbin HillΔ Grace 
2017Δ Bare  Δ Pony Δ ShermanΔ Centennial-XΔ GreylockΔ Nichewaug Tract HighpointΔ GraceΔ Norwottock 
2018Δ Quabbin Hill  Δ TobyΔ CragΔ South BaldyΔ TaylorΔ MoosalamooΔ Quabbin Hill   


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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