Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Denis Dean'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    


1982          Δ Stone  
1995 Δ Washington           
1999         Δ Kill Devil Hill   
2003     Δ Backbone Δ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Magazine
2004      Δ Emporia City HP Δ Putnam CoHP Δ KennesawΔ Timms HillΔ Buffalo Lookout
2005     Δ High PointΔ RogersΔ Pilot RockΔ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Carmel BenchmarkΔ Medina CoHPΔ Rich
2006        Δ ThunderheadΔ MitchellΔ HernandezΔ EagleΔ Magazine
2007  Δ MansfieldΔ Frissell-South SlopeΔ Marcy  Δ Fulton CoHPΔ Big BaldΔ GrandfatherΔ Big KnobΔ Pearson HillΔ Whiting
2008   Δ South Johnson HillΔ Fairfield CoHP   Δ Signal PointΔ Sandymush Bald Δ Long RidgeΔ Magazine
2009Δ Whitten HillΔ Kearsarge Δ Greylock     Δ PinnacleΔ Thicketty Δ Pruitt
2010        Δ Big Fodderstack Δ Lauderdale CoHP Δ Taum Sauk
2011           Δ Winona CoHPΔ Pea Ridge National Military Park HP
2012        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Rabun BaldΔ Williams HillΔ Magazine
2013Δ KatahdinΔ Lafayette Δ Wachusett Δ Howard CoHPΔ Hawksbill Δ Big JunctionΔ Big JunctionΔ Lookout Mountain-High Point Δ Magazine
2014      Δ Elliott Knob Δ Le ConteΔ FisherΔ Pine Log Δ Kessler
2015      Δ Ward Knob Δ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ SnakeΔ Chesterfield CoHPΔ McLean CoHPΔ Temple Hill
2016      Δ Richmond City HP  Δ Catherine KnobΔ ForkΔ Jackson CoHPΔ O'Brien CoHP
2017     Δ Carroll CoHPΔ Butlers Bluff  Δ Buffalo KnobΔ BloodΔ Faribault CoHPΔ Judea
2018        Δ Lockhart Lookout Tower Δ Spring Hill BenchmarkΔ Richland CoHPΔ Temple Hill
2019       Δ Carlisle CoHP   Δ Mower CoHPΔ Magazine
2020            Δ Poteau


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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