Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Mike Mays'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 Gateway Arch National Park HP
1972           Δ Charles Mound 
1973           Δ Galena Benchmark 
1975           Δ Blue MoundsΔ Adair CoHP
1980            Δ Gateway Arch National Park HP
1982           Δ Chicago HP 
1983            Δ Miami-Dade CoHP
1984           Δ Door CoHP 
1990           Δ Winnebago CoHP 
1991     Δ Elk Hill       
1992     Δ Delaware CoHP       
1993     Δ Elk Hill       
1996      Δ Stony Man      
2000     Δ Wicomico CoHP       
2001     Δ Davis       
2003     Δ Hawk      Δ Grossman Hammock
2004     Δ Pinnacle       
2005 Δ Jefferson           
2007    Δ Snowy        
2010 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ Greylock Δ Misery       
2011     Δ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald  
2012    Δ MarcyΔ Cape Henlopen Great Dune     Δ Timms Hill 
2013Δ Katahdin    Δ Cecil CoHP       
2014   Δ Snow Hill Δ SnowyΔ Butlers BluffΔ Jefferson Rock Pillar   Δ Eagle 
2015   Δ FrissellΔ BearΔ East Big Flat RidgeΔ North Marshall   Δ Cheaha Δ Britton Hill
2016   Δ HopeΔ SlideΔ QuiraukΔ Compton    Δ Preble CoHPΔ Magazine
2017 Δ Adams  Δ Todt HillΔ Marsh Creek State Park HPΔ Hawksbill  Δ Warren CoHPΔ Charleston CoHPΔ ArvonΔ Gadsden CoHP
2018 Δ CabotΔ Killington Δ HunterΔ Baltimore HP     Δ Quadna 
2019 Δ Moosilauke          Δ Taum Sauk
2020            Δ Hawkeye Point


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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