Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

jeff branin's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1964Δ Cadillac          
1973     Δ High Point     
1974Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ KillingtonΔ GreylockΔ Hammersly Ridge - SouthΔ SnowyΔ RogersΔ Symms GapΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Blood
1975     Δ SunriseΔ Hawksbill    
1976      Δ Marys Rock Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
1977      Δ Neighbor    
1982    Δ Slide      
1983     Δ Chestnut Hill     
1986   Δ Cobble Δ Williams Hill  Δ CloudlandΔ Cloudland 
1987     Δ Cape Henlopen Great Dune     
1988   Δ Mohawk Δ Pole SteepleΔ Hawksbill    
1990   Δ CalebsΔ Connecticut HillΔ Apple Pie Hill     
1991  Δ DomeΔ MiseryΔ Berlin    Δ Stone 
1992   Δ BreadloafΔ Island Pond   Δ Jane BaldΔ Jane Bald 
1993   Δ EverettΔ Tom JonesΔ Williams Hill   Δ Rough Ridge - Ship RockΔ Blood
1994    Δ Bear  Δ Spruce Knob   
1995     Δ Round TopΔ Old Rag    
1996         Δ Flat Rock Ridge 
1997Δ Old Speck   Δ Black RockΔ Pine Hill     
1998    Δ Bear Δ Rogers    
1999    Δ Churchs Hill      
2002         Δ Wildcat Rock 
2003     Δ Penn    Δ Stone
2004         Δ Moores Knob 
2005      Δ Rocky Knob  Δ Hanging Rock 
2006      Δ Rogers  Δ Stone 
2007     Δ Pine HillΔ Stone  Δ StoneΔ Rainbow
2008   Δ Jerimoth Hill  Δ Buffalo  Δ Looking Glass Rock 
2009        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
2010         Δ Luther Rock 
2011      Δ Rocky Knob Δ CloudlandΔ Roan High Bluff 
2012         Δ Mitchell 
2013      Δ Sharp Top Δ BaldΔ Sugar 
2014        Δ Holston HPΔ Beech-X 
2015      Δ Whitetop Δ Doe-XΔ Rough Ridge - Ship Rock 
2016      Δ Beamer Knob  Δ Grandfather 
2017Δ Cadillac     Δ Buffalo  Δ SugarΔ Big Cedar
2018      Δ Buffalo  Δ GreenΔ Brasstown Bald
2019      Δ Buffalo  Δ FisherΔ Brasstown Bald
2020      Δ Tobacco Row Mountain - High  Δ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald
2021      Δ Buffalo Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Wildcat
2022      Δ Thunder Hill Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Stone


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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