Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mark Prosser's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1999     Δ Bierstadt      
2000        Δ Coosa Bald Δ Rabun Bald 
2006   Δ Wesser Bald        
2007Δ Blood  Δ Springer   Δ Poás Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Kennesaw 
2008Δ Slaughter-XΔ High PointΔ Hightower Bald  Δ Washington    Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Kennesaw
2009       Δ SassafrasΔ Magazine   
2010Δ Alex Δ Rabun Bald      Δ Cowrock Δ Brasstown Bald
2011Δ RichΔ Wildcat    Δ MansfieldΔ Tray Δ MitchellΔ KennesawΔ Big Bald
2012Δ Rabun BaldΔ Dicks KnobΔ EagleΔ Hightower BaldΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Borah-XΔ TempestΔ WildcatΔ RidgepoleΔ Standing IndianΔ Big Scaly
2013Δ Dowdell Knob Δ Siler Bald Δ StoneΔ DriskillΔ Roan High KnobΔ StoneΔ Rabun BaldΔ YellowΔ StoneΔ Shelton Pisgah
2014Δ Rabun BaldΔ Siler BaldΔ Tray Δ TrayΔ Rainier  Δ Albert Δ Stratton BaldΔ Albert
2015Δ Yonah  Δ TennentΔ StoneΔ Gregory BaldΔ Cheoah BaldΔ Whitney Δ Double Spring KnobΔ BloodΔ Springer
2016Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Standing IndianΔ MitchellΔ AlbertΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Hood Δ Great Gulf Wilderness HP Δ BloodΔ Little GreenΔ Levelland
2017 Δ BotelerΔ WheelerΔ Orizaba-XΔ Springer Δ AdamsΔ Little GreenΔ Kings Δ Spruce KnobΔ Chinquapin
2018Δ Humphreys-XΔ OrizabaΔ IztaccíhuatlΔ Shasta-X  Δ Big LaurelΔ ElbertΔ Siler Bald  Δ Blackrock
2019Δ Dicks KnobΔ Spaniards Knob Δ Stairs Δ Iliniza-Pico NorteΔ Gannett     


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.

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