Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Fred Lobdell'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  


1957      Δ Blue     
1962       Δ MarcyΔ Greylock   
1963Δ Ebright Azimuth     Δ Katahdin     
1966      Δ Mansfield     
1967          Δ Jerimoth Hill 
1968   Δ Frissell Δ PhelpsΔ SlideΔ Algonquin Δ Spruce Knob  
1969   Δ RogersΔ Bear Δ Washington     
1980    Δ Brasstown Bald       
1986      Δ BaldyΔ Black ElkΔ Middle   
1988     Δ Hawkeye PointΔ Stone     
1990      Δ Taum SaukΔ CheahaΔ Timms Hill   
1991Δ Britton Hill   Δ ArvonΔ Guadalupe      
1992Δ North    Δ Whitney Δ Kings    
1993     Δ Mauna KeaΔ White Moose     
1994      Δ Union  Δ Elliott Knob  
1995 Δ Kill Devil HillΔ Hawksbill  Δ Park Point LookoutΔ PinnacleΔ SugarloafΔ Moores KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Chestnut BaldΔ Quillen
1996  Δ Apple Orchard Δ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ LafayetteΔ GuyotΔ Thompkins KnobΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Long ArmΔ Snake
1997Δ Luark Hill Δ Big Bald Δ Holston HPΔ WrightsonΔ White MountainΔ Buffalo Δ YoungsΔ Camp Creek BaldΔ Rabun Bald
1998 Δ Johnston CoHPΔ Sandymush BaldΔ Beaufort CoHPΔ GrahamΔ San AntonioΔ Gravel KnobΔ KillingtonΔ Hickory KnobΔ Franklin CoHPΔ BloodΔ Dehon
1999Δ Chatham CoHP Δ TheΔ Richmond CoHPΔ Tusquitee BaldΔ Thorny FlatΔ Big FrogΔ Highlands CoHPΔ ProffitΔ Polk CoHPΔ PriceΔ Clarendon CoHP
2000Δ Calhoun CoHPΔ Indian River CoHPΔ Leon CoHPΔ CowpenΔ Balsam BeartownΔ GreenhornΔ LincolnΔ Ivy Knob Δ HernandezΔ English 
2001Δ Pearl River CoHPΔ Colquitt CoHPΔ Johnson TopΔ Twiggs CoHPΔ CraigΔ BeartownΔ Bell KnobΔ Hamrick Run NorthΔ AdamsΔ GoreΔ Bearfort 
2002Δ Wicomico CoHPΔ Durfee HillΔ Kent CoHPΔ PigeonΔ EmoryΔ CastleΔ Walker Mountain-Pulaski CoHP   Δ Chimneytop-SW Pk 
2003Δ Gates CoHP   Δ Smith       
2004   Δ Emporia City HPΔ Flat Top Mountain-Northwest SlopeΔ Baltimore HPΔ CahasΔ Elk HillΔ Big Fodderstack Δ King and Queen CoHP 
2005 Δ Stafford CoHP Δ SpearsΔ InglesΔ Tunnel Hill NortheastΔ Wetzel CoHP Δ NorthΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark  
2006  Δ Charles CoHPΔ Wild Turkey RockΔ Devils LakeΔ Brunswick CoHPΔ Cape Henry  Δ Lexington City HP Δ Richmond CoHP
2007    Δ Floyd CoHPΔ Mill CreekΔ Ararat     
2008 Δ Hertford CoHP  Δ Richmond City HPΔ Cambria CoHP Δ Flint Hill-Northeast SlopeΔ Cowherd  Δ Congaree National Park HP
2009  Δ Fort McHenry HP Δ Charity Benchmark SoutheastΔ Bird Knob      
2010       Δ North Preston HillΔ IngallsΔ Kernersville Triple Divide  
2011   Δ Caroline CoHP  Δ Capulin Δ Grant Δ Ritchie CoHP 
2012  Δ Spotsylvania CoHPΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ ElkΔ Stratford Hill Δ Hamburg Mountains HP   Δ Glynn CoHP
2013  Δ Bertie CoHP Δ Rich Δ CarletonΔ Ripley CoHP Δ Jasper CoHP  
2014   Δ DoublesΔ Norton CoHP Δ Le Conte Δ Pine   
2015   Δ HaleakalaΔ Adair CoHPΔ Adair CoHPΔ Lincoln CoHP   Δ Bladen CoHP 
2016    Δ Russell Point-South Slope Δ Red Shirt TableΔ Steens    
2017          Δ Hamorton South 
2018     Δ WhitingΔ Lookout Δ Nags Head Woods   
2019     Δ Reddish KnobΔ Last Stand Hill     
2020      Δ Indiana Dunes National Park 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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