Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Powen Ru's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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    


1991     Δ Chevy Chase Circle Northeast       
1992     Δ South Mountain-Black RockΔ Burnt House Point  Δ Mitchell   
1993Δ CadillacΔ Washington   Δ Chimney Rock Δ Cave Ridge  Δ Congaree National Park HP Δ Grossman Hammock
1994     Δ Cat RockΔ HawksbillΔ Spruce Knob     
1995       Δ Grandview    Δ Music
1996     Δ Baltimore HPΔ Cape Henry      
1999     Δ Black Hill     Δ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HP 
2000         Δ Kill Devil Hill   
2001     Δ Backbone Δ Backbone Mountain-Southwest Ridge     
2002        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
2003     Δ Davis    Δ Dunlap Heights Δ South Anastasia Island HP
2004     Δ Montgomery CoHP       
2009     Δ Dans       
2014     Δ Lambs Knoll       
2015     Δ Peak 1895Δ Stony Man      
2016      Δ Flat TopΔ Loudoun Heights     
2017     Δ Bobs HillΔ Bettys Rock      
2018  Δ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ BraceΔ High PointΔ High KnobΔ High Knob     
2019     Δ Hunting HillΔ RogersΔ Thorny Flat Δ SassafrasΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Blue Springs State Park HP
2020  Δ Stratton Δ Marcy Δ Little RidgeΔ Bald KnobΔ GuyotΔ Guyot   
2021    Δ Black DomeΔ TuscaroraΔ Riven RocksΔ Beech Flat KnobΔ KephartΔ Kephart   


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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