Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Bourque'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 Watch Hill   
1969   Δ Stevens   
1973   Δ Pharaoh   
1974   Δ Marcy   
1975   Δ Algonquin   
1976   Δ Skylight   
1977   Δ Whiteface   
1978   Δ Colden   
1979   Δ Haystack   
1980   Δ Big Slide   
1981Δ Katahdin  Δ Plateau   
1982   Δ Graham   
1983   Δ Doubletop   
1984   Δ Slide   
1985   Δ Number 8   
1986   Δ Swede   
1987   Δ Stevens   
1988   Δ Giant   
1989   Δ Table Top   
1990   Δ Gothics   
1991Δ Old Speck  Δ Colden   
1992   Δ Algonquin   
1993   Δ Marcy   
1994 Δ Washington Δ Haystack   
1995 Δ Lafayette Δ Skylight   
1996   Δ Santanoni   
1997  Δ MansfieldΔ Whiteface   
1998 Δ FieldΔ KillingtonΔ Algonquin   
1999   Δ Marcy   
2000 Δ South Twin Δ Skylight   
2001 Δ Adams Δ Street   
2002Δ Sugarloaf  Δ Hunter   
2003   Δ Wakely   
2004   Δ Nippletop   
2005   Δ Noonmark   
2006Δ Katahdin Δ Bread LoafΔ Gothics   
2007 Δ Nancy Δ Phelps   
2008  Δ EquinoxΔ Table Top   
2009   Δ Giant   
2010   Δ Whiteface   
2011   Δ Santanoni   
2012   Δ Dix   
2013   Δ Haystack   
2014  Δ Camels HumpΔ Dix   
2015   Δ Algonquin   
2016 Δ Adams Δ Marcy  Δ Solares Hill
2017   Δ McKenzie   
2018   Δ HaystackΔ Roan High KnobΔ Mitchell 
2019   Δ Beck-horn   
2020   Δ Hurricane   
2021   Δ Cotton Hill   


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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