Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Ed Wandall'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    


1976     Δ Ralph Stover High Rocks       
1977     Δ Little Round Top       
1982     Δ Chestnut Hill       
1983            Δ Warren CoHP
1984         Δ Kill Devil Hill   
1986     Δ Elk Hill       
1988     Δ Little Round Top       
1995         Δ Jockeys Ridge   
1998     Δ DavisΔ Fredericksburg City HP      
1999      Δ Manassas Park City HP      
2001      Δ Dinwiddie CoHP      
2003     Δ High PointΔ Newport News City HP      
2005     Δ Tammany      Δ Osceola CoHP
2006            Δ Brevard CoHP
2007            Δ Marion CoHP-X
2008     Δ Cape Henlopen Great DuneΔ Emporia City HP  Δ Duplin CoHP   
2009 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ Frissell Δ BackboneΔ York CoHPΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald  
2010    Δ SlideΔ Split RockΔ Rogers Δ Le Conte Δ Cheaha Δ North Sumter CoHP-X
2011   Δ Burley HillΔ MarcyΔ Blue KnobΔ Betsey BellΔ Ohio CoHPΔ Le ConteΔ Sterling   
2012   Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Lower WolfjawΔ Laurel HillΔ Apple OrchardΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome Δ Campbell HillΔ Britton Hill
2013    Δ GothicsΔ Schaefer HeadΔ RockyΔ Sand Spring LookoutΔ Masa KnobΔ Masa Knob Δ Franklin CoHP 
2014Δ Katahdin   Δ WhitefaceΔ Sampson Rock Δ Cacapon Mountain - Ridge Benchmark    Δ Driskill
2015    Δ Windham HighΔ Allegheny CoHP   Δ Lookout  Δ Taum Sauk
2016   Δ GreylockΔ AlgonquinΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Loft Mountain - South Δ KephartΔ KephartΔ SassafrasΔ Hoosier HillΔ Hawkeye Point
2017     Δ Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument HPΔ Hawksbill      
2018   Δ South Johnson Hill Δ Moosic Mountains HPΔ Galax City HP  Δ Richland Balsam Δ Charles Mound 
2019    Δ North Martin HillΔ Kittatinny Mountain - Wolf Rocks  Δ Scott Mountain - Rich Mountain Knob   Δ Magazine
2020     Δ Worcester CoHPΔ Blue Ridge - Wilson Gap SouthΔ Blue Ridge - Wilson Gap South     
2021   Δ EverettΔ Big SlideΔ AraratΔ Louisa CoHPΔ Black Rock Δ Johnston CoHP   
2022   Δ Great Blue Hill Δ Budd Lake WestΔ PinnacleΔ Pinnacle  Δ Rabun Bald  


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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