Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Most Prominent Peak

Powen Ru's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 SugarloafΔ Burnt House Point  Δ Mitchell   
1993Δ CadillacΔ Washington   Δ Chimney Rock Δ Cave Ridge  Δ Congaree National Park HP Δ Grossman Hammock
1994     Δ Peak 1232Δ HawksbillΔ Spruce Knob     
1995       Δ Grandview    Δ Music
1996     Δ Baltimore HPΔ Accomack CoHP      
1999     Δ Black Hill     Δ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HP 
2000         Δ Kill Devil Hill   
2001     Δ Backbone Δ Seneca Rocks     
2002        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
2003     Δ Sugarloaf    Δ Cockspur Island HP Δ Castillo de San Marcos HP
2004     Δ Howard CoHP       
2009     Δ Dans       
2014     Δ Lambs Knoll       
2015     Δ Peak 1895Δ Hogback      
2016      Δ Flat TopΔ Loudoun Heights     
2017     Δ Bobs HillΔ Big Flat      
2018  Δ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ BraceΔ High PointΔ Lairds KnobΔ High Knob     
2019     Δ Point RenoΔ Apple OrchardΔ Thorny Flat Δ SassafrasΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Blue Springs State Park HP
2020  Δ Stratton Δ Marcy Δ Elliott KnobΔ Reddish KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Big Bald   
2021    Δ Black DomeΔ TuscaroraΔ Riven RocksΔ Big Spruce KnobΔ KephartΔ Fisher   


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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