Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Rick Taylor'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    


0    Δ Eagle    
1980    Δ Marcy    
1981    Δ Basin  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome
1982    Δ Giant    
1986    Δ Dix    
1987    Δ Panther    
1988    Δ Big Slide    
1989    Δ Colvin    
1990    Δ Esther    
1991    Δ Santanoni    
1992   Δ Frissell-South SlopeΔ Iroquois    
1993 Δ Washington  Δ Shepherds Tooth    
1994 Δ Monroe Δ GreylockΔ RoundtopΔ Sunrise   
1995Δ Katahdin Δ Glastenbury Δ High Point    
1996  Δ Killington Δ Adams    
1997Δ Old SpeckΔ MoriahΔ StrattonΔ Prospect Δ High Point   
1998 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ CalebsΔ Noonmark    
1999Δ KatahdinΔ JeffersonΔ Killington Δ Ampersand    
2000Δ White Cap   Δ Huntersfield    
2001Δ Old Speck        
2002 Δ Washington  Δ Hadley    
2003    Δ Snowy    
2004 Δ Moosilauke  Δ Dry Brook Ridge    
2005  Δ EquinoxΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ Slide    
2006 Δ Tecumseh Δ MiseryΔ Donaldson    
2007Δ Cadillac  Δ Alander Mountain-Southwest RidgeΔ Giant    
2008 Δ MonadnockΔ EllenΔ EverettΔ MooseΔ Big Beech   
2009   Δ BushnellΔ Phelps    
2010  Δ Prospect Rock Δ Cornell Δ HawksbillΔ Le ConteΔ Mitchell
2011Δ Sugarloaf   Δ Giant    
2012  Δ EastΔ GreylockΔ Slide    
2013  Δ Jay Δ SlideΔ Pinnacle   
2014  Δ MansfieldΔ FrissellΔ Slide    
2015 Δ South Twin  Δ Slide    
2016Δ SugarloafΔ Washington Δ FrissellΔ Slide    
2017   Δ Frissell-South SlopeΔ Slide    
2018   Δ FrissellΔ Slide    
2019 Δ Moosilauke  Δ Marcy    
2020 Δ Carrigain  Δ Algonquin    
2021   Δ FrissellΔ Slide    


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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