Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Rickey Shortt'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    


1991      Δ RogersΔ Symms Gap Δ Mitchell 
1992      Δ PineΔ Symms GapΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Sassafras
1993      Δ RogersΔ PinnacleΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Brasstown Bald
1994      Δ PineΔ Spruce KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Mitchell 
1995      Δ Rogers Δ Le ConteΔ Grassy Ridge Bald 
1996 Δ Washington   Δ BackboneΔ PineΔ BlackΔ StoneΔ Richland BalsamΔ Caesars Head
1997      Δ RogersΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ Le ConteΔ ClingmansΔ Rabun Bald
1998Δ Katahdin     Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ CattailΔ Pinnacle
1999 Δ AdamsΔ Mansfield Δ Marcy Δ PineΔ GrandviewΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Mitchell 
2000    Δ Gothics Δ RogersΔ Tea CreekΔ Le ConteΔ Grandfather 
2001Δ Old SpeckΔ Grand Monadnock    Δ RogersΔ White RocksΔ Le ConteΔ Celo KnobΔ Caesars Head
2002     Δ Maryland HeightsΔ RogersΔ Reddish KnobΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Tamassee Knob
2003      Δ PineΔ Peak 2132Δ Le ConteΔ Hump 
2004 Δ Lafayette  Δ Colden Δ FisherΔ Bell Knob Δ FisherΔ Blood
2005    Δ SlideΔ High Point     
2006Δ KatahdinΔ JeffersonΔ Ellen Δ Whiteface Δ PineΔ Hanging RockΔ Big BaldΔ GrandfatherΔ Sassafras
2007  Δ Killington Δ Algonquin Δ PineΔ Peak 4091Δ Le ConteΔ Hump 
2008   Δ FrissellΔ West Kill Δ PineΔ White RocksΔ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Caesars Head
2009 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ Marcy Δ RogersΔ Peters Mountain-Monroe CoHPΔ GuyotΔ Mitchell 
2010 Δ Washington Δ AlanderΔ TableΔ Bears HeadΔ RogersΔ Thorny FlatΔ Le ConteΔ Peak 5680Δ Tray
2011   Δ MonumentΔ Graham Δ RogersΔ BearΔ Little HumpΔ Richland Balsam 
2012    Δ Marcy Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
2013    Δ BasinΔ BackboneΔ Rogers Δ Round BaldΔ Grassy Ridge Bald 
2015      Δ Sand    


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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