Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mike Stinson'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  


1980     Δ Rogers      
1986         Δ Hawksbill  
1989      Δ Baker     
1990       Δ Audubon    
1991      Δ Sniktau     
1992     Δ Black      
1997       Δ Longs    
1998     Δ Elliott KnobΔ Grays     
1999       Δ Shavano  Δ Whitetop 
2000    Δ SassafrasΔ Brasstown Bald      
2001    Δ EmoryΔ Mansfield      
2002  Δ Flat Top   Δ High Knob     
2003      Δ Nottoway CoHP     
2004      Δ Wrightson     
2005Δ Dinwiddie CoHP Δ Big FlatΔ Apple OrchardΔ MaintopΔ Candler Mountain-North SummitΔ HumphreysΔ Elbert    
2006  Δ Sharp Top  Δ Gaudineer Knob      
2008     Δ Le Conte      
2010   Δ Pleasant     Δ Flat Top  
2011Δ Flat TopΔ Pleasant   Δ Kephart Δ Croagh Patrick    
2012  Δ Reddish Knob Δ Roan High KnobΔ ColeΔ MitchellΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Cole   
2013      Δ Quandary  Δ Sharp Top  
2014    Δ Old Rag  Δ Round Top Δ Flat Top  
2015Δ Apple OrchardΔ RockyΔ Betsey Bell Δ Devils Knob Δ HardyΔ Backbone    
2016  Δ Buffalo  Δ Blackstock KnobΔ Clingmans Dome    Δ Sharp Top
2017  Δ Harveys Knob  Δ PineΔ Priest Δ MitchellΔ Cove Mountain-S Pk Δ Rice
2018      Δ Big SchlossΔ Peak 2810Δ Sharp TopΔ Celo Knob  
2019Δ Tar Jacket Ridge   Δ Pinal   Δ Cole   
2020  Δ BaldΔ MeadowΔ Fullhart Knob-E PkΔ Ellison RidgeΔ Poor Mountain-SW PkΔ HumpbackΔ Hawksbill   


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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