Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

doc lawler'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    


2001    Δ Lookout Δ Fort  
2002      Δ Brasstown Bald  
2003    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Blood  
2004     Δ Devils CourthouseΔ Blood  
2005  Δ Whitetop  Δ MitchellΔ Springer  
2006    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Brasstown Bald  
2007  Δ Pine Δ Round BaldΔ Round BaldΔ Brasstown Bald  
2008    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Big Cedar  
2009    Δ KephartΔ KephartΔ Brasstown Bald  
2010  Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Brasstown Bald  
2011    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Wildcat Δ Britton Hill
2012    Δ ChapmanΔ MitchellΔ Bald  
2013Δ CadillacΔ Washington Δ Black Δ Huckleberry KnobΔ Spaniards Knob  
2014    Δ Gregory BaldΔ Roan High BluffΔ Brasstown Bald  
2015    Δ Le ConteΔ Cold   
2016    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Flat Top  
2017     Δ Standing IndianΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Driskill
2018    Δ Charlies Bunion - Tourist BunionΔ Richland Balsam Δ Pikes 
2019    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Blood  
2020  Δ Pine Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Springer  
2021    Δ Camp Creek BaldΔ Camp Creek BaldΔ Cowrock Δ Hobe Benchmark
2022    Δ Big BaldΔ Celo KnobΔ Brasstown Bald  
2023     Δ Siler BaldΔ Tray  


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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