Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Douglas Harris'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    


1997  Δ Camels Hump          
1998  Δ Camels Hump          
1999  Δ Little Stratton          
2001 Δ Lafayette-N Pk           
2003   Δ High Rock        Δ Sugarloaf
2005 Δ Monadnock Δ GreylockΔ Slide        
2006 Δ Lafayette Δ EverettΔ MarcyΔ Backbone     Δ Hoosier Hill 
2007Δ Katahdin Δ MansfieldΔ FrissellΔ AlgonquinΔ Backbone Mountain-Southwest Ridge Δ Backbone Mountain-Southwest Ridge     
2008 Δ Little Haystack  Δ Gothics      Δ Churn Creek Hills 
2009    Δ Overlook Dune        
2010 Δ Jackson Δ Greylock  Δ Waynesboro City HP   Δ Florida Border HP  
2011   Δ Frissell-South Slope     Δ Myrtle Hill Slope   
2012 Δ Washington Δ Jerimoth Hill Δ DavisΔ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown BaldΔ EagleΔ Magazine
2013      Δ Elliott Knob   Δ YonahΔ RibΔ Taum Sauk
2014Δ Sugarloaf Δ KillingtonΔ North Preston Hill Δ WillsΔ Reddish KnobΔ Reddish KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Height of Land LookoutΔ Rich
2015Δ BigelowΔ AdamsΔ EquinoxΔ BrodieΔ WhitefaceΔ Town HillΔ Balsam BeartownΔ White Rock BenchmarkΔ CloudlandΔ Richland BalsamΔ RichΔ Round KnobΔ Barr Benchmark
2016      Δ High Knob    Δ Junction 660Δ Allamakee CoHP
2017   Δ Asnebumskit HillΔ Harris HillΔ Lyon HillΔ Bald KnobΔ Pilot RockΔ Lookout Δ StoneΔ PikeΔ Jessamine Lake Northeast
2018 Δ SmartsΔ Hubbard Park TowerΔ Toby       Δ SummitΔ Adair CoHP
2019        Δ Cross  Δ Peak 2200 
2020 Δ KearsargeΔ Ascutney  Δ Blue KnobΔ WhitetopΔ Elleber KnobΔ Big FrogΔ GrandfatherΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Peak 2266Δ Cass CoHP
2021           Δ Lincoln CoHPΔ Poteau


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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