Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rickey Shortt'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  


1991 Δ High RocksΔ Rogers Δ Rocky KnobΔ MitchellΔ RogersΔ GrandfatherΔ RogersΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ PineΔ Balsam Beartown
1992Δ Chestnut RidgeΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ PineΔ Buzzard RockΔ MitchellΔ PineΔ McAfee KnobΔ PineΔ High RocksΔ MitchellΔ Buzzard RockΔ High Rocks
1993Δ Apple OrchardΔ Three RidgesΔ High RocksΔ Wilburn RidgeΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Roan High KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Tennent Δ RogersΔ Barneys Wall 
1994Δ High RocksΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ HawksbillΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ PineΔ PineΔ GrandfatherΔ Peak 12176Δ Big BaldΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ MitchellΔ Rocky Top
1995Δ TablerockΔ HardisonΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ Le ConteΔ Silers BaldΔ ShrinerΔ RainierΔ Buzzard RockΔ ElbertΔ UnakaΔ SterlingΔ Pine
1996Δ PineΔ Perkins KnobΔ PineΔ Celo KnobΔ HumpΔ PineΔ PriestΔ Richland BalsamΔ WashingtonΔ Andrews BaldΔ PineΔ Pleasant
1997Δ Cumberland Gap Peak 2600Δ PineΔ Rabun BaldΔ Le ConteΔ HumphreysΔ ClingmansΔ Yale-XΔ FremontΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ RogersΔ ThunderheadΔ Stone Mountain-S Pk
1998Δ Wilburn RidgeΔ Frozen HeadΔ Cheoah BaldΔ Chimney TopsΔ Inspiration PointΔ Roan High BluffΔ CattailΔ Le ConteΔ KatahdinΔ StoneΔ EmoryΔ Guadalupe
1999Δ Roan High KnobΔ Rogers RidgeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Granite Mountain-Peak 7185Δ YellowΔ MitchellΔ Le ConteΔ West GoatΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ SequoyahΔ PleasantΔ High Rocks
2000Δ PineΔ WildroseΔ SilverΔ SterlingΔ ThunderheadΔ Le ConteΔ Buzzard RockΔ WhiteΔ ButtΔ GothicsΔ GrandfatherΔ Snake
2001Δ Three RidgesΔ Celo KnobΔ BlanketΔ PineΔ Great DuneΔ PineΔ Le ConteΔ JawΔ GrandfatherΔ PineΔ SecondΔ Rogers
2002Δ Feathercamp RidgeΔ HumpΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Buena VistaΔ FlysΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ SterlingΔ South SisterΔ Hemphill BaldΔ MitchellΔ Chestnut Ridge
2003Δ High RocksΔ PineΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Big BaldΔ Le ConteΔ PineΔ PriestΔ BurroughsΔ Black ElkΔ Sperati Point Δ Hump
2004Δ Big BaldΔ High RocksΔ Big ButtΔ PottsΔ FisherΔ PineΔ Little Rock KnobΔ PineΔ Le ConteΔ WashingtonΔ BloodΔ Potts
2005Δ Kellys KnobΔ HumpΔ BuffaloΔ HumphreysΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ PineΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ CoryΔ WilcoxΔ GrandfatherΔ Le ConteΔ Stone
2006Δ Elk KnobΔ UnakaΔ Hanging RockΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ PineΔ HumpΔ MitchellΔ Grand TetonΔ JeffersonΔ KatahdinΔ BuffaloΔ Twin
2007Δ Morris KnobΔ Kellys KnobΔ PineΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Le ConteΔ PineΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ PineΔ CornellΔ HumpΔ Hanging RockΔ Black Dome
2008Δ Flat TopΔ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ Big BaldΔ PineΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ HumpΔ GrandfatherΔ BorahΔ Buzzard RockΔ Big HouseΔ PottsΔ Three Top Mountain-Big Rock
2009Δ SandΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Crabtree BaldΔ PinnacleΔ Roan High BluffΔ StoneΔ GuyotΔ PineΔ WashingtonΔ MitchellΔ Morris Knob
2010Δ PineΔ Comers RockΔ Three Top Mountain-Big RockΔ East River Mountain-Chimney Rock WestΔ Buzzard RockΔ PineΔ RogersΔ Le ConteΔ PineΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Buzzard RockΔ Phoenix
2011Δ WhitetopΔ PineΔ StoneΔ Sugarland Mountain-M PkΔ WhitetopΔ HumpΔ GrandfatherΔ RogersΔ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ StoneΔ Richland BalsamΔ Pine
2012Δ RogersΔ BuckΔ PriestΔ Little YellowΔ PineΔ RogersΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Spruce KnobΔ BuckΔ MarcyΔ WhitetopΔ Snake
2013Δ Straight Mountain-Iron Mountains EastΔ GrandfatherΔ Big BaldΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ WhitetopΔ PineΔ SandΔ PineΔ SantanoniΔ StoneΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Rusk
2014Δ BuckΔ SandΔ WhitetopΔ Clingmans DomeΔ PineΔ PineΔ RogersΔ ElbertΔ DoeΔ Hightower BaldΔ FlattopΔ Slide
2015Δ High RocksΔ SandΔ Brier RidgeΔ BeartownΔ WhitetopΔ Walker Mountain-Big BendΔ BlackheadΔ Wilburn RidgeΔ PriestΔ North TripyramidΔ Mikes KnobΔ Chestnut Ridge
2016Δ SandΔ PineΔ PleasantΔ RogersΔ WhitetopΔ PineΔ GrandfatherΔ PineΔ PineΔ JeffersonΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Porte Crayon
2017Δ BuckΔ WhitetopΔ Pig Pen BluffΔ Little Bald KnobΔ WhitetopΔ PineΔ Middle KnobΔ MitchellΔ PineΔ JayΔ Porte CrayonΔ Steestachee Bald
2018Δ Griffith KnobΔ East River Mountain-Chimney Rock WestΔ WhitetopΔ RogersΔ WhitetopΔ BrumleyΔ PineΔ Rough Butt BaldΔ GrandfatherΔ BuffaloΔ Brier RidgeΔ Greaver Benchmark
2019Δ Haw OrchardΔ RedrockΔ Peak 4300Δ Red Spruce KnobΔ Cataloochee BalsamΔ PineΔ Richland BalsamΔ Flat TopΔ WakelyΔ Mansfield-Adams AppleΔ HumpΔ Sugar Run
2020Δ Ogle RidgeΔ Lickstone BaldΔ AmblerΔ PineΔ Clingmans DomeΔ WhitetopΔ Breakneck RidgeΔ PineΔ La PlataΔ High RocksΔ Rich KnobΔ Whitetop
2021Δ RichΔ SandΔ Brier RidgeΔ Lower Hughes RidgeΔ Bearwallow 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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