Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Fred Lobdell'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:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1957    Δ Blue        
1962   Δ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ High Point       
1963Δ Katahdin    Δ Ebright Azimuth       
1966  Δ Mansfield          
1967   Δ Jerimoth Hill         
1968   Δ FrissellΔ Algonquin  Δ Spruce Knob     
1969 Δ Washington Δ Lions Head Δ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Black     
1980         Δ SassafrasΔ Brasstown Bald  
1986        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Mitchell Δ EagleΔ Magazine
1988          Δ Stone Δ Hawkeye Point
1990          Δ CheahaΔ Timms HillΔ Taum Sauk
1991           Δ ArvonΔ Music
1994      Δ Elliott Knob      
1995Δ Sugarloaf Δ Mansfield-Adams AppleΔ WestΔ BraceΔ Crawford HillΔ Hawksbill Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob   
1996Δ BigelowΔ Lafayette Δ Nutting Hill-Northeast SlopeΔ SchunnemunkΔ QuiraukΔ WhitetopΔ Blue Ridge-Wilson Gap SouthΔ GuyotΔ Guyot Δ Stony Tower Hill 
1997 Δ NottinghamΔ EllenΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Blue KnobΔ Paddy KnobΔ Paddy KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Big BaldΔ Rabun BaldΔ Height of Land LookoutΔ Rich
1998 Δ Copple Crown Mountain-Southwest SlopeΔ KillingtonΔ Crum HillΔ SewardΔ East Big Flat RidgeΔ Bald Knob Δ Gravel KnobΔ Sandymush BaldΔ Blood  
1999 Δ Croydon Δ AlanderΔ HunterΔ Blue Mountain-Northampton CoHPΔ Little RidgeΔ Thorny FlatΔ Laurel Top-Southwest RidgeΔ Tusquitee BaldΔ Fork Δ Poteau
2000      Δ Balsam BeartownΔ Ivy KnobΔ English Δ Cowpen Δ Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff
2001 Δ Adams  Δ GoreΔ BearfortΔ BeartownΔ Bell KnobΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ CraigΔ Johnson Top Δ Pearl River CoHP
2002   Δ Durfee HillΔ BeechΔ Wicomico CoHPΔ Walker Mountain-Pulaski CoHP Δ Chimneytop-SW Pk    
2003      Δ Smith  Δ Gates CoHP   
2004    Δ Alma HillΔ Elk HillΔ CahasΔ Flat Top Mountain-Northwest SlopeΔ Big Fodderstack    
2005   Δ Hanging Hills Δ NorthΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell BenchmarkΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell BenchmarkΔ BrysonΔ Halifax CoHP Δ Coy Hill 
2006     Δ Wild Turkey RockΔ Lexington City HPΔ Black Rock Δ Rockingham CoHP Δ Schoolcraft CoHP 
2007     Δ AraratΔ Fredericksburg City HPΔ Floyd CoHP Δ Cumberland CoHPΔ Mill CreekΔ Sugarbush Hill 
2008     Δ Cambria CoHPΔ Cowherd  Δ Hertford CoHPΔ Congaree National Park HP  
2009     Δ Fort McHenry HP Δ Bird Knob     
2010   Δ North Preston HillΔ African Burial Ground HPΔ Anderson Hill  Δ Dickson CoHPΔ Kernersville Triple DivideΔ Lauderdale CoHP Δ Lebanon
2011      Δ Caroline CoHPΔ Ritchie CoHP  Δ Sullivan Island-West EndΔ Champaign CoHP 
2012     Δ Hamburg Mountains HPΔ Spotsylvania CoHPΔ Lincoln CoHP  Δ Glynn CoHP Δ Petit Jean
2013   Δ Everett Δ Camelback Δ Robertson CoHPΔ StarrΔ Bertie CoHPΔ Fatama Lookout TowerΔ Ripley CoHPΔ Slatington Benchmark
2014  Δ Ludlow Δ Carrying Place Heights Δ DoublesΔ DoublesΔ Le Conte  Δ Briar HillΔ Warren CoHP
2015       Δ Frenchman KnobΔ Bon Aqua Lookout TowerΔ Bladen CoHP Δ Lincoln CoHPΔ Whitney


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 "NJ-PA-MD" column includes DE and DC.
  • The "Grt Lakes" column includes OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, and MN.
  • The "Cent-Gulf" column includes IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, and FL.

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