Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

doc lawler'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  


2001    Δ Fort       
2002  Δ Brasstown Bald    Δ Brasstown Bald   Δ Fort
2003 Δ Horn Mountain - Gordon CoHPΔ Kennesaw Δ TrayΔ Blood Δ Little Kennesaw Δ Clingmans Dome  
2004  Δ Devils Courthouse  Δ JohnsΔ Blood  Δ Hooper Bald  
2005      Δ MitchellΔ Whitetop  Δ Springer 
2006Δ Fort  Δ Brasstown Bald Δ Rabun BaldΔ Huckleberry Knob  Δ Clingmans Dome  
2007Δ Big Frog     Δ Brasstown Bald Δ Round BaldΔ Fort  
2008 Δ Standing IndianΔ Sterling     Δ Big CedarΔ Clingmans Dome  
2009      Δ Brasstown Bald Δ PikesΔ CowpenΔ KephartΔ Lookout
2010Δ Frozen HeadΔ Hangover Δ SlaughterΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Le ConteΔ RogersΔ Saddle Tree GapΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Sam Knob  
2011Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Stratton Bald Δ Huckleberry KnobΔ Rainbow PointΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Silers BaldΔ Clingmans Dome Δ Wildcat Δ Clingmans Dome
2012    Δ M√§nnlichen Δ Evans Δ Chapman Δ ThunderheadΔ Cerulean Knob
2013    Δ BlackΔ Washington Δ Larch Δ Huckleberry Knob  
2014Δ Big Frog Δ Brasstown Bald Δ Black Elk Δ Roan High Bluff Δ Gregory Bald Δ Rocky 
2015Δ Wesser Bald   Δ Le Conte Δ Elk KnobΔ HumpΔ Mauna Kea   
2016  Δ Cataloochee DivideΔ Siler BaldΔ FlattopΔ Black Balsam Knob Δ AvalancheΔ WashburnΔ Chestnut BaldΔ Clingmans Dome 
2017 Δ GuadalupeΔ Standing Indian Δ Standing Indian   Δ Panoramic PointΔ Rocky Bald  
2018 Δ Kill Devil HillΔ Tusquitee Bald Δ Cheoah Bald   Δ Richland BalsamΔ Pikes  
2019  Δ Big Frog Δ Clingmans DomeΔ SequoyahΔ Brushy Δ MitchellΔ Blood  
2020 Δ ColdΔ Black Balsam Knob Δ Clingmans Dome Δ PineΔ WhitetopΔ Saddle Tree GapΔ Springer Δ Sassafras
2021Δ CowrockΔ Wesser BaldΔ Johns Mountain Lookout Δ Bluff Δ Tooni Δ Licklog  Δ Camp Creek Bald
2022Δ Rocky Face Δ YellowΔ Frozen HeadΔ Big BaldΔ Celo KnobΔ QuandaryΔ Hober BenchmarkΔ Nettle Creek BaldΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Huckleberry Knob 


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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