Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rodney Ziak'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  


1965      Δ Bonners Hill     
1983Δ Tecumseh-S Pk           
1985      Δ Bonners Hill     
1987      Δ Bonners Hill     
1989Δ Denny Hill  Δ Boulder Dudley   Δ Williams Hill    
1990Δ Merino Pond Hill           
1991 Δ Quabbin Hill   Δ MonadnockΔ CarrigainΔ AdamsΔ WashingtonΔ Lafayette  
1992  Δ Deer LeapΔ CherryΔ EisenhowerΔ MansfieldΔ BigelowΔ AbrahamΔ GiantΔ FieldΔ Middle CarterΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll CoHP
1993Δ Hale   Δ CannonΔ Camels HumpΔ MarcyΔ ColdenΔ BondΔ WildcatΔ NancyΔ East Sleeper
1994    Δ WaumbekΔ AlgonquinΔ EllenΔ AdamsΔ Killington Δ Dorset 
1995Δ Asnebumskit Hill Δ Everett Δ Bread LoafΔ JayΔ EquinoxΔ Great Gulf Wilderness HPΔ SugarloafΔ LafayetteΔ Liberty 
1996 Δ Sugarloaf Hill  Δ Blue RidgeΔ SlideΔ WashingtonΔ GothicsΔ LincolnΔ Lafayette Δ Smarts
1997Δ Lebanon HillΔ Soapstone Hill Δ MonadnockΔ ShrewsburyΔ SugarloafΔ GlastenburyΔ BasinΔ TumbledownΔ East RoyceΔ Carr 
1998 Δ Wood Hill  Δ ShrewsburyΔ Shelburne MoriahΔ TremontΔ BakerΔ HaystackΔ CubeΔ PeruΔ Aeolus
1999Δ TobyΔ Wallum Pond HillΔ TullyΔ Little MonadnockΔ Bald Mountain EastΔ SawteethΔ Rogers LedgeΔ LafayetteΔ ShawΔ BlackΔ SpruceΔ Olga
2000Δ Skye  Δ BaldΔ LafayetteΔ Blue RidgeΔ PharaohΔ SuccessΔ NippletopΔ MendonΔ Tecumseh 
2001    Δ Blue RidgeΔ MadisonΔ Vose SpurΔ ElephantΔ IsolationΔ CrescentΔ KillingtonΔ Pack Monadnock
2002Δ Burncoat Pond Hill   Δ ShrewsburyΔ GlastenburyΔ SnowΔ MonadnockΔ Monadnock  Δ Bliss Hill
2003  Δ Blue RidgeΔ MonadnockΔ ShrewsburyΔ KillingtonΔ HoughΔ SantanoniΔ LafayetteΔ Killington  
2004  Δ Rock House Highpoint Δ RedfieldΔ SkylightΔ AllenΔ SeymourΔ HaystackΔ Table TopΔ Little Wachusett 
2005Δ Buck HillΔ Glebe Mountain-MagicΔ Waddaquaduck SouthΔ Dean Pond HillΔ MonadnockΔ Black DomeΔ North DomeΔ SnowyΔ KillingtonΔ MonadnockΔ KillingtonΔ Stratton
2006Δ Moose HillΔ OlgaΔ Little WataticΔ (Fairington Cemetery Peak South)Δ West KillΔ DoubletopΔ NancyΔ GillespieΔ RoundΔ FarrΔ Salt AshΔ South
2007Δ BaldΔ PisgahΔ South Nichols Δ GrahamΔ LowellΔ MonasteryΔ Sunday River WhitecapΔ KillingtonΔ DorsetΔ Glastenbury 
2008Δ Peaked Δ Blue RidgeΔ Raccoon HillΔ BearpenΔ Duck PondΔ DeceptionΔ HuntingtonΔ KancamagusΔ KillingtonΔ Hoosac RangeΔ Fiske Hill
2009 Δ WaddaquaduckΔ PisgahΔ MonadnockΔ ScaurΔ WhitewallΔ WolfΔ BoltonΔ SterlingΔ Ethan AllenΔ TaborΔ Glastenbury Mountain-W Pk
2010Δ Little Asnebumskit HillΔ South NicholsΔ InstituteΔ Little WildcatΔ Saddle BallΔ SenecaΔ GoreΔ KineoΔ KillingtonΔ RickerΔ Devils Den Mountain-N PkΔ Terrible
2011 Δ PeakedΔ Baldwin HillΔ Pine HillΔ BearΔ South Pond Mountain-E PkΔ Pete ParentΔ Dorset Mountain-SW PkΔ Netop Mountain-N PkΔ Darning NeedleΔ HellfireΔ Fool Killer
2012Δ Round TopΔ Hancock-W Pk Δ HuntingtonΔ Scar Ridge-E PkΔ Hitchcock-S PkΔ Mugget HillΔ Long HillΔ KillingtonΔ East HoughtonΔ Seth WarnerΔ East Huntington
2013Δ Long HillΔ Carpenter HillΔ Long HillΔ ShagbackΔ MosesΔ Field-W PkΔ HaleΔ Ball HillΔ CaptainΔ MendonΔ Buckball 
2014  Δ Glebe Mountain-Magic  Δ Eagle CliffΔ WhalebackΔ Worcester Mountains-M PkΔ DartmouthΔ Black CrescentΔ BearΔ Porcupine Hill
2015Δ Pinnacle Hill Δ Thompson Pond HillΔ Burncoat Pond HillΔ Moose HillΔ Asnebumskit HillΔ Engine Hill South Δ DeweyΔ Northfield SouthΔ Chateauguay Peak 2836Δ Killington
2016Δ Carpenter HillΔ Long HillΔ EastΔ TinyΔ HutchinsΔ WheelerΔ PlinyΔ CastleΔ TerraceΔ Killington Δ Porcupine Hill
2017Δ Dearth Hill    Δ Blue Δ Scar Ridge-M PkΔ SavageΔ Quimby Mountain-N PkΔ Killington 
2018Δ Sunrise   Δ Unknown PondΔ Shoal Pond Δ WhitcombΔ KillingtonΔ Osgood Hill  
2019     Δ Stickney Hill Δ Bayberry HillΔ KillingtonΔ Glastenbury Mountain-N PkΔ High Bunk 
2020      Δ Walker     
2021   Δ Pisgah  Δ Allen Hill     
2022  Δ Pisgah         


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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