Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Tom Owen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1980        Δ Big Ridge   
2001         Δ Arlington National Cemetery HP  
2004Δ Le Conte           
2005       Δ Clingmans Dome Δ Mitchell  
2006    Δ Britton Hill     Δ Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park HP (Chattanooga Section)Δ Brasstown Bald
2007 Δ Woodall Δ Cheaha        
2008         Δ Newman RidgeΔ Lockhart Lookout TowerΔ Henderson CoHP
2009   Δ Dickson CoHPΔ Hickory BenchmarkΔ Rowe Gap Lookout TowerΔ HinchΔ PeterΔ Holston HPΔ Obion CoHPΔ Carmel WestΔ Harrison
2010  Δ Sequatchie CoHPΔ De Soto CoHPΔ Butler Lookout TowerΔ Campbell Hill Δ Pigeon Roost Lookout Tower Δ Taum SaukΔ Summertown Lookout TowerΔ White House Lookout Tower
2011 Δ Sharp's Ridge Lookout TowerΔ HouseΔ Meyers Lookout Tower Δ Wolfpen Mountain Lookout TowerΔ Tenn City Lookout TowerΔ Chestnut Ridge  Δ ShortΔ Lee CoHP
2012  Δ Holloway RidgeΔ Vicksburg National Military Park HPΔ Craighead CoHPΔ Gros Piton-XΔ Macon CoHPΔ Tallahatchie CoHPΔ Magazine Δ Sand 
2013Δ Itawamba CoHP Δ Ruth Lookout  Δ Kennesaw Δ Charles Mound Δ Cross  
2014Δ Bicentennial Mall State Park (Historic Park) HP Δ Cloudland Canyon State Park HP  Δ Top of EuropeΔ Guyot Δ Monroe CoHPΔ Galena Benchmark  
2015        Δ Woodall   
2016      Δ Summit CoHP     
2017     Δ High KnobΔ Chalmette Battlefield & National Cemetery highpoint     
2018   Δ Sublette Park Hill   Δ Point Reno Δ Grandview Lookout Tower  
2019Δ 420+ Spot Δ Newfound Gap         


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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