Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Dunham'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    


1977 Δ Major           
1986   Δ South Sugarloaf         
1988 Δ Washington           
1989 Δ Washington           
1990 Δ Washington Δ Prospect Hill         
1991 Δ Washington Δ SoapstoneΔ Blackhead        
1992 Δ Washington Δ Watatic         
1993 Δ Washington Δ Watatic         
1994 Δ WashingtonΔ StrattonΔ Holt Hill         
1995 Δ Washington Δ Wachusett         
1996Δ Thorncrag HillΔ Washington Δ Wachusett         
1997 Δ Pawtuckaway           
1998 Δ WashingtonΔ StrattonΔ Wachusett         
1999 Δ WashingtonΔ StrattonΔ WachusettΔ Burnt Hill        
2000 Δ Washington Δ Wachusett         
2001 Δ WashingtonΔ SnowΔ WachusettΔ WhitefaceΔ Williams Hill       
2002 Δ Hancock Δ Greylock         
2003 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ Prospect        
2004 Δ Washington Δ SpruceΔ Prospect        
2005 Δ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ WachusettΔ Prospect        
2006Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ GreylockΔ Prospect        
2007Δ White CapΔ WashingtonΔ EquinoxΔ Greylock         
2008Δ MullenΔ WashingtonΔ Mansfield-The ForeheadΔ BordenΔ Otsego CoHPΔ High Point       
2009 Δ WashingtonΔ LudlowΔ Brodie-EastΔ MarcyΔ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Campbell HillΔ Magazine
2010Δ Pleasant Mountain-North SlopeΔ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ EverettΔ Lyon Δ Buffalo  Δ Flat TopΔ CheahaΔ EagleΔ Woodall
2011Δ SugarloafΔ Washington Δ GreylockΔ North Shore Towers Country Club    Δ Catherine Knob Δ Charles MoundΔ Hawkeye Point
2012Δ CadillacΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ Misery    Δ Roan High KnobΔ MitchellΔ Cheaha Δ Taum Sauk
2013Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ PutnamΔ GreylockΔ HunterΔ BackboneΔ Alexandria City HPΔ Spruce KnobΔ Cammerer RidgeΔ Richland Balsam   
2014 Δ MagallowayΔ GoreΔ Wachusett       Δ Campbell Hill 
2015 Δ Washington Δ WachusettΔ Tenant        


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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