Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Ken Jones'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    


1984 Δ Carter Dome           
1985 Δ Carrigain           
1986 Δ Washington   Δ High Point       
1988   Δ Greylock Δ Backbone Δ Spruce Knob   Δ ArvonΔ Hawkeye Point
1989      Δ RogersΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Woodall
1991            Δ Magazine
1992 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ FrissellΔ Marcy      Δ Campbell HillΔ Britton Hill
1993Δ Katahdin          Δ Eagle 
1994            Δ Driskill
1995            Δ Magazine
1996      Δ RogersΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald  
1997     Δ BackboneΔ HawksbillΔ Spruce Knob     
1998   Δ Bald Hill   Δ Cruse Ridge    Δ Sugarloaf
1999            Δ Taum Sauk
2000   Δ South Johnson HillΔ Fairfield CoHP     Δ Cheaha Δ Woodall
2001  Δ Grand Isle HP   Δ Whitetop  Δ Richland Balsam  Δ Citrus CoHP
2002 Δ Pack Monadnock Δ Nutting Hill-Northeast Slope  Δ High Knob Δ GuyotΔ Guyot   
2003Δ SugarloafΔ CroydonΔ Jay          
2004     Δ Blue KnobΔ Elliott KnobΔ Reddish Knob    Δ Polk CoHP
2005 Δ LafayetteΔ Killington Δ SlideΔ Shade       
2007Δ East TurnerΔ Sandwich Δ Holt Hill         
2008Δ Pleasant Mountain-North Slope  Δ Crum Hill         
2009Δ BigelowΔ Belknap Δ Wachusett    Δ Big BaldΔ Huckleberry Knob   
2010Δ Old SpeckΔ KearsargeΔ StrattonΔ Round Top Hill Δ Pittsburgh HP       
2011        Δ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ Grandfather   
2015  Δ Dorset Δ Whiteface        
2016    Δ Hunter        


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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