Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

jeff branin's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1973         Δ High Point  
1974    Δ Standing IndianΔ Clingmans DomeΔ PriestΔ Washington  Δ Pine HillΔ Blackrock Summit
1975     Δ Sunrise   Δ Hawksbill  
1976  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Marys Rock Δ Flattop      
1977          Δ Neighbor 
1980     Δ Wawona Point      
1981    Δ Inspiration Point       
1982   Δ ThimbleΔ Slide  Δ Elk Mountain West    
1983          Δ Chestnut Hill 
1985 Δ Inspiration  Δ Strawberry Point       
1986     Δ PilotΔ Cloudland  Δ Cobble  
1987         Δ Cape Henlopen Great Dune  
1988        Δ Pole SteepleΔ MohawkΔ Hawksbill 
1989         Δ Point Imperial  
1990  Δ Apple Pie HillΔ Panoramic HillΔ Telegraph HillΔ Connecticut Hill  Δ Calebs   
1991      Δ Berlin   Δ Stone 
1992   Δ Glacier PointΔ WittenbergΔ Jane BaldΔ Island PondΔ Slate Δ San Rafael Knob Δ Bluff
1993Δ Angels Landing   Δ EverettΔ Rough Ridge - Ship RockΔ Charleston Δ Froze to Death PlateauΔ Hawksbill  
1994    Δ BearΔ Santa Fe Baldy   Δ Cathedral ButteΔ Spruce Knob 
1995 Δ Joy Δ CalfΔ Point Reyes Δ Beacon HillΔ Round TopΔ Wheeler Δ Old Rag 
1996   Δ Heartbreak Hill      Δ Flat Rock Ridge 
1997    Δ Four Corners Monument AZ-CO-NM-UT Quad PointΔ Pine Hill Δ Old SpeckΔ Dana   
1998Δ Marys Rock     Δ Rogers Δ Ypsilon   
1999    Δ Churchs Hill   Δ Elbert   
2000    Δ Tamalpais - East   Δ San Rafael Knob   
2001     Δ Swazy Point   Δ San Rafael Knob  
2002      Δ Wildcat Rock Δ DoeΔ Rainbow Point  
2003    Δ StoneΔ Gibbs Hill   Δ Penn  
2004    Δ Moores Knob  Δ Massive Δ Yaki PointΔ Canaan 
2005   Δ Summit RockΔ Canaan Δ Rocky KnobΔ Antero    
2006    Δ Horse Pasture Plateau - South  Δ BlancaΔ RogersΔ Peak 4874 Δ Stone
2007 Δ Pine HillΔ Stone Δ MonjeauΔ CoxΔ Grassy KnollΔ Castle   Δ Stone
2008   Δ G2 Peak 6602Δ Looking Glass Rock Δ Rocky KnobΔ UncompahgreΔ Buffalo Δ Crazy Quilt West 
2009 Δ Dennis  Δ Clingmans Dome   Δ Crestone Δ luke lea heights 
2010    Δ East Northgate  Δ WindomΔ Luther Rock   
2011 Δ Turtlehead  Δ West Northgate Δ Roan High BluffΔ Kit CarsonΔ El DienteΔ Occoneechee Δ Couch
2012  Δ PineyΔ Progeny Δ MitchellΔ SnakeΔ WilsonΔ Sultan Δ Allgood 
2013   Δ Bryce Point Δ Sharp TopΔ Sugar Δ EvansΔ MedocΔ Windy 
2014   Δ Davidson CoHPΔ goose creek knollΔ PondΔ Beech-X Δ MassiveΔ Vanderbilt Dyer observatory Δ Piney 
2015 Δ Glenns Δ Spendlove KnollΔ Ridge View Peak - EastΔ OcconeecheeΔ Rough Ridge - Ship RockΔ EvansΔ KeystoneΔ TridentΔ Cedar RockΔ Three Hat
2016Δ East MorrisΔ Peak 5875Δ Roxboro HillΔ Round HillΔ ScottΔ CarawayΔ GrandfatherΔ Shakori Ridge Bacon HPΔ LilyΔ CedderΔ Tornado Road RidgeΔ Siler City Firetower
2017Δ Blue KnobΔ Mountain SpringΔ Big CedarΔ Oak Creek OverlookΔ Smith Δ Alexander Δ Elbert - SouthΔ BeechΔ BullheadΔ Little Long
2018 Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Morgan HillΔ South Spring Δ PikesΔ Buffalo Δ KingstonΔ BaldΔ GreenΔ Crouse
2019Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Jerry Wright Δ Ivy HillΔ GarfieldΔ RoxΔ BuffaloΔ Evans Δ Panther WestΔ West Northgate 
2020 Δ Blackwell'sΔ Brasstown BaldΔ PineyΔ Cedar RockΔ MitchellΔ Yellow FaceΔ KingΔ BisonΔ Tobacco Row Mountain - HighΔ CharlesΔ Shakori Ridge Bacon HP
2021Δ Long NorthΔ DarkΔ TheΔ Keyauwee RidgeΔ JudgeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Rocky KnobΔ SauratownΔ Mahogany RockΔ PurgatoryΔ Rockingham CoHPΔ un 1593
2022Δ OcconeecheeΔ un 768Δ Devils ChimneyΔ PineyΔ X2543Δ Yates RidgeΔ Roan High Knob Δ Cottrell Knob NortheastΔ Howards KnobΔ New Light HeightΔ Shakori Ridge Bacon HP


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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