Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Most Prominent Peak

Rickey Shortt's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0      Δ Rogers    
1991      Δ RogersΔ Rice Field Δ Mitchell 
1992      Δ HawksbillΔ Symms GapΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Sassafras
1993      Δ Apple OrchardΔ PinnacleΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Brasstown Bald
1994      Δ Old RagΔ Spruce KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Mitchell 
1995      Δ Rogers Δ UnakaΔ Unaka 
1996 Δ Washington   Δ DavisΔ Sharp TopΔ BlackΔ StoneΔ Richland BalsamΔ Caesars Head
1997      Δ RogersΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ Le ConteΔ JeffersonΔ Rabun Bald
1998Δ Katahdin     Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Big BaldΔ Cheaha
1999 Δ Carter DomeΔ Mansfield Δ Marcy Δ Flat TopΔ GrandviewΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Mitchell 
2000    Δ Giant Δ RogersΔ Shavers BenchmarkΔ Big BaldΔ Big Bald 
2001Δ BigelowΔ Monadnock    Δ RogersΔ White RocksΔ Camp Creek BaldΔ Standing IndianΔ Caesars Head
2002     Δ Maryland HeightsΔ RogersΔ Reddish KnobΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Tamassee Knob
2003      Δ Balsam BeartownΔ Peak 2132Δ Big BaldΔ Big Bald 
2004 Δ WashingtonΔ Camels Hump Δ Dix Δ Flat TopΔ Judy RocksΔ Big BaldΔ Big BaldΔ Blood
2005    Δ SlideΔ High PointΔ Three RidgesΔ Pipestem KnobΔ StoneΔ Grandfather 
2006Δ KatahdinΔ South KinsmanΔ Ellen Δ Whiteface Δ Bald KnobΔ Hanging RockΔ Big BaldΔ Big BaldΔ Sassafras
2007  Δ Killington Δ Black Δ Big HouseΔ Peak 4091Δ Le ConteΔ Hump 
2008   Δ FrissellΔ West Kill Δ Bald KnobΔ Pipestem KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Big BaldΔ Caesars Head
2009 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ Marcy Δ Apple OrchardΔ Buckhorn KnobΔ Camp Creek BaldΔ Mitchell 
2010 Δ Washington Δ Prospect HillΔ BearpenΔ High PointΔ Apple OrchardΔ Reddish KnobΔ Big FrogΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Big Bald
2011   Δ MonumentΔ Plateau Δ RogersΔ White Rock BenchmarkΔ CoveΔ Richland Balsam 
2012    Δ Marcy Δ Apple OrchardΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
2013    Δ GiantΔ High PointΔ Rogers Δ Big BaldΔ Big Bald 
2014    Δ Slide Δ Rogers Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Thunder-Struck
2015 Δ TecumsehΔ Equinox Δ HunterΔ Bears HeadΔ Beartown Δ West Wildcat TopΔ Sugarloaf 
2016 Δ Cabot  Δ Slide Δ RogersΔ Porte CrayonΔ PinnacleΔ GrandfatherΔ Bird
2017  Δ Jay Δ Black DomeΔ Schenley HeightsΔ BuckΔ Porte CrayonΔ Big BaldΔ Mitchell 
2018Δ TravelerΔ ShawΔ Dorset Δ Overlook Δ RogersΔ Spruce Knob Δ Grandfather 


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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