Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Thompson John's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1960    Δ Stillwater 
1972   Δ Breeds Hill  
1981   Δ Beacon Hill  
1986   Δ Bunker Hill  
1991   Δ Bussey Hill  
1992 Δ North Pack Monadnock Δ Bald HillΔ Blue 
1993 Δ New Ipswich Δ Crow Hills  
1994 Δ Washington Δ MiseryΔ Cascade 
1995 Δ South Twin Δ WataticΔ Dix 
1996Δ AgamenticusΔ JeffersonΔ KillingtonΔ Greylock  
1997Δ KatahdinΔ StairsΔ MansfieldΔ EverettΔ Marcy 
1998 Δ Washington Δ Morse HillΔ Whiteface 
1999Δ SpeckledΔ Lafayette  Δ Algonquin 
2000Δ Goose EyeΔ GuyotΔ PicoΔ Weir HillΔ Redfield 
2001Δ RedingtonΔ Washington Δ Sleeping GiantΔ Colden 
2002Δ MegunticookΔ JeffersonΔ StrattonΔ BashbishΔ Snowy 
2003Δ White CapΔ WeeksΔ MendonΔ Powwow HillΔ MacNaughton 
2004Δ North BrotherΔ HancockΔ DorsetΔ Great Blue HillΔ Slide 
2005Δ MegunticookΔ North TripyramidΔ Putnam Δ Gothics 
2006 Δ KancamagusΔ Cold Hollow Mountains HP Δ Algonquin 
2007Δ TravelerΔ CarrigainΔ Haystack   
2008Δ BaldpateΔ HaleΔ Ethan AllenΔ Baldpate HillΔ Green 
2009Δ Redington Pond Range - MiddleΔ Eagle CliffΔ GlastenburyΔ Saddle BallΔ KilburnΔ Hudson CoHP
2010Δ North Horn SaddlebackΔ BemisΔ SterlingΔ Crum HillΔ Wilmington Range 
2011Δ OwlΔ Percys - NorthΔ RooseveltΔ FrissellΔ CalamityΔ Bald
2012Δ Mahoosuc ArmΔ PiermontΔ Mansfield Δ SlideΔ High Point
2013Δ Jo-MaryΔ Wildcat DΔ Peak 2110Δ Snow HillΔ Doubletop 
2014 Δ Greens CliffΔ Glebe Mountain - MagicΔ RaceΔ Lost Pond 
2015Δ North PogyΔ JeffersonΔ MoosalamooΔ LenoxΔ Hunter 
2016Δ Lary BrookΔ Boundary Mountain 482Δ Molly StarkΔ BearΔ Howard 
2017Δ CenterΔ Middle CarterΔ Putnam Δ Roundtop 
2018Δ Big SpencerΔ Israel  Δ Phelps Mountain - North 
2019Δ BaldΔ EisenhowerΔ Nickwaket Δ Payne 
2020Δ Mars HillΔ CataloucheeΔ BearΔ BordenΔ Cabot 


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "NJ-PA-MD" column includes DE and DC.
  • The "Grt Lakes" column includes OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, and MN.
  • The "Cent-Gulf" column includes IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, and FL.

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