Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Charles Zerphey'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    


0    Δ Henry HillΔ McKean CoHP   Δ Pender CoHP   
1977  Δ Killington          
1991          Δ Stone  
1995 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ Backbone Δ Spruce Knob  Δ Brasstown Bald  
1996Δ Katahdin     Δ RogersΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ SassafrasΔ EagleΔ Magazine
1997            Δ Hawkeye Point
1998     Δ Ebright Azimuth     Δ Charles Mound 
2000     Δ Chestnut Ridge      Δ Polk CoHP
2001   Δ South Johnson HillΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Elk HillΔ Northumberland CoHP  Δ Kill Devil Hill   
2002Δ Sugarloaf  Δ Great Blue Hill Δ Bears Head   Δ Big Ridge  Δ Sugarloaf
2003     Δ Blue Knob     Δ Blue Mounds-East SummitΔ Allamakee CoHP
2004     Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP   Δ Lenoir CoHP Δ Nobles CoHPΔ Cedar CoHP
2005Δ Old SpeckΔ LafayetteΔ EastΔ Crum HillΔ RockhouseΔ Baltimore CoHP     Δ Dodge CoHP 
2006  Δ Mansfield-Adams AppleΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ Alma HillΔ Sampson RockΔ Apple Orchard  Δ Richland Balsam   
2007   Δ Alander Mountain-Southwest RidgeΔ Seward Δ Elliott KnobΔ Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark  Δ Marion CoHPΔ Rib 
2008      Δ PinnacleΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHP    Δ Webster CoHP
2009    Δ Herkimer CoHP Δ Bald KnobΔ Thorny Flat     
2010      Δ Little RidgeΔ Little Ridge   Δ Marquette CoHP 
2011      Δ High KnobΔ Little Black Mountain-Lee CoHP Δ Northampton CoHPΔ Dillon CoHP  
2012      Δ Whitetop Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob   
2013        Δ Gravel KnobΔ Gravel KnobΔ Rabun Bald Δ Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff
2014        Δ GuyotΔ GuyotΔ ColdbranchΔ Buzzard HillΔ Shinall
2015         Δ The Δ Buffalo RidgeΔ Lyon CoHP
2016         Δ Moores Knob   
2017         Δ Camden CoHPΔ Kennesaw  
2018          Δ 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.

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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