Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Vince Kloster'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    


1983 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ Greylock Δ High Point       
1985       Δ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald  
1989            Δ Britton Hill
1997Δ Cadillac            
1998     Δ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Spruce Knob     
1999    Δ Marcy        
2004Δ Katahdin  Δ Holt Hill Δ DansΔ Hawksbill      
2005         Δ PinnacleΔ Thicketty  
2006         Δ LinvilleΔ StoneΔ Williams HillΔ Magazine
2007          Δ KennesawΔ Blue MoundsΔ Pruitt
2008          Δ Clayton CoHPΔ Eagle 
2009    Δ Todt Hill   Δ GuyotΔ GuyotΔ CurraheeΔ Jackson CoHPΔ Rich
2010        Δ Hardin CoHP Δ Gunters Δ Cass CoHP
2011    Δ SlideΔ Bald     Δ Campbell Hill 
2012     Δ Morris CoHP   Δ Dark   
2013          Δ Henry Knob  
2014        Δ CollinsΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Sassafrass Mountain - East Δ Nebo
2015    Δ HookΔ Palisades - Alpine Summit  Δ Jane BaldΔ ClingmansΔ Coldbranch  
2016     Δ Budd Lake WestΔ WhitetopΔ Reddish KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ CraigΔ Blood  
2017  Δ Killington   Δ Blue Δ Little BaldΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Rabun Bald  
2018    Δ Whiteface Δ Haw Orchard Δ BuckleyΔ Commissary RidgeΔ Tray  
2019     Δ Point RenoΔ High KnobΔ Cruse RidgeΔ Le ConteΔ Love   
2020       Δ Cave RidgeΔ Hinch Δ Kershaw CoHP  
2021     Δ Blue KnobΔ York CoHP  Δ Stone Δ Cuyahoga CoHP 


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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