Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Rodney Ziak'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  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1965   Δ Bonners Hill 
1983 Δ Tecumseh - South   
1985   Δ Bonners Hill 
1987   Δ Bonners Hill 
1989   Δ Williams Hill 
1990   Δ Merino Pond Hill 
1991 Δ WashingtonΔ Camels HumpΔ Wachusett 
1992Δ BigelowΔ EisenhowerΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ Giant
1993Δ KatahdinΔ BondΔ Camels HumpΔ GreylockΔ Marcy
1994 Δ AdamsΔ KillingtonΔ WachusettΔ Algonquin
1995Δ SugarloafΔ Great Gulf Wilderness HPΔ JayΔ Greylock 
1996Δ North BrotherΔ WashingtonΔ Blue RidgeΔ WachusettΔ Gothics
1997Δ East RoyceΔ SugarloafΔ GlastenburyΔ WachusettΔ Basin
1998 Δ Shelburne MoriahΔ ShrewsburyΔ Spruce HillΔ Berlin
1999 Δ LafayetteΔ BurkeΔ SpruceΔ Sawteeth
2000 Δ LafayetteΔ MendonΔ WachusettΔ Nippletop
2001Δ Elephant Mountain - SouthwestΔ MadisonΔ KillingtonΔ Wachusett 
2002 Δ MonadnockΔ GlastenburyΔ Wachusett 
2003Δ PuzzleΔ LafayetteΔ KillingtonΔ WachusettΔ Santanoni
2004   Δ WachusettΔ Haystack
2005 Δ MonadnockΔ KillingtonΔ ProspectΔ Black Dome
2006 Δ NancyΔ FarrΔ WachusettΔ West Kill
2007Δ Sunday River WhitecapΔ LowellΔ KillingtonΔ WachusettΔ Graham
2008 Δ KancamagusΔ KillingtonΔ PeakedΔ Bearpen
2009 Δ ScaurΔ SterlingΔ Crum Hill 
2010 Δ Little WildcatΔ KillingtonΔ Saddle Ball 
2011 Δ Fool KillerΔ BearΔ Baldwin Hill 
2012 Δ HuntingtonΔ KillingtonΔ Wachusett 
2013 Δ HaleΔ MendonΔ Sherman Hill 
2014 Δ DartmouthΔ Worcester Mountains - MiddleΔ Asnebumskit Hill 
2015 Δ Engine Hill SouthΔ KillingtonΔ Asnebumskit Hill 
2016Δ WheelerΔ HutchinsΔ KillingtonΔ Moose Hill 
2017 Δ BlueΔ KillingtonΔ Pisgah 
2018 Δ WhitcombΔ KillingtonΔ Blake Hill 
2019  Δ KillingtonΔ Stickney Hill 
2020   Δ Walker 
2021   Δ Pisgah 
2022   Δ Pisgah 


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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