Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Matt Vadeboncoeur'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  


1988      Δ Middle Sugarloaf     
1989      Δ Eisenhower     
1991      Δ Hale     
1992     Δ Jackson      
1993     Δ Pierce      
1994      Δ Little Round TopΔ Field    
1995      Δ WaumbekΔ Willard    
2000    Δ Jerimoth Hill  Δ (Thunderstorm Jct) Δ Red Hill  
2001  Δ Crater  Δ DickeyΔ LibertyΔ Lafayette    
2002  Δ Tent Rocks MesaΔ Catfish   Δ Carrigain    
2003      Δ South KinsmanΔ SugarloafΔ Moosilauke   
2004  Δ Mountain Lake Hill  Δ HancockΔ South TwinΔ GarfieldΔ MoosilaukeΔ Flume  
2005   Δ Rainbow PointΔ DanielsΔ Carter DomeΔ WashingtonΔ PassaconawayΔ CabotΔ Middle Carter  
2006     Δ Camels HumpΔ MansfieldΔ CarrΔ PikesΔ Nahanton Hill  
2007    Δ GreylockΔ Moose Hill Δ KillingtonΔ TremontΔ Monadnock  
2008   Δ Blue JobΔ Pawtuckaway SouthΔ MadonnaΔ NancyΔ Old Speck Δ Pawtuckaway South  
2009  Δ Blue JobΔ Straightback South Δ StairsΔ IronΔ Tesuque-XΔ Toll Memorial Lookout Δ Stonehouse 
2010  Δ PawtuckawayΔ Green Δ Puu Kea Δ CherryΔ Pack MonadnockΔ Belknap Δ Blue Job
2011Δ (Ledge on Parker Mtn) Δ WillardΔ (Arethusa Falls)  Δ (Parker Ridge) Δ KearsargeΔ FrissellΔ WachusettΔ North Uncanoonuc
2012Δ ParadisΔ Bald KnobΔ North DoubleheadΔ HunterΔ JayΔ BigelowΔ CrockerΔ WatchmanΔ SaddlebackΔ StrattonΔ North MoatΔ Whitehorse Ledge
2013Δ IsraelΔ AvalonΔ JacksonΔ CubeΔ West RoyceΔ SlideΔ Shelburne MoriahΔ WashingtonΔ Spruce KnobΔ AscutneyΔ WaumbekΔ Major
2014Δ El YunqueΔ FieldΔ ParkerΔ Blue JobΔ CrescentΔ Goose EyeΔ South KinsmanΔ BlueΔ Bicknell RidgeΔ (Pando)Δ StraightbackΔ (Hugh Norris Ridge)
2015Δ Blue JobΔ RobertsΔ TecumsehΔ PierceΔ PemigewassetΔ Bread LoafΔ BaldpateΔ JeffersonΔ North MoatΔ GiantΔ MajorΔ Ragged Mountain-E Pk
2016Δ TurtlebackΔ MonadnockΔ (Veguitas moraine)Δ GreenΔ ResolutionΔ EverettΔ MéganticΔ Weiss KnobΔ ChocoruaΔ LafayetteΔ SpruceΔ Tamalpais-E Pk
2017Δ (Bridal Veil Falls)Δ Kearsarge NorthΔ JacksonΔ RobertsΔ CrosbyΔ (Puca Pucara)Δ (above RG3)Δ Medicine BowΔ HungerΔ MoosilaukeΔ PiperΔ Pack Monadnock
2018Δ TurtlebackΔ PierceΔ ConeΔ Pack MonadnockΔ Machu PicchuΔ KatahdinΔ RattlesnakeΔ MadisonΔ Natural ArchΔ OsceolaΔ Blue JobΔ (HBO-4)
2019Δ ParkerΔ CrawfordΔ MonadnockΔ Beebe HillΔ MitchellΔ PiermontΔ Wolf-W PkΔ MarcyΔ WashingtonΔ Wilson HillΔ Webster SlideΔ Turtleback
2020Δ FieldΔ Blue JobΔ WhitecapΔ Avery HillΔ FortΔ Carter DomeΔ (Scar-Osceola col)Δ MoosilaukeΔ Goose EyeΔ South KinsmanΔ JenningsΔ Faraway Mountain-S Pk
2021Δ JacksonΔ ShawΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ PiperΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ WildcatΔ CarrΔ WolfΔ Adams   


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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