Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Rickey Shortt'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    


0      Δ Rogers     
1991      Δ RogersΔ Symms Gap Δ Mitchell  
1992      Δ PineΔ Symms GapΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Sassafras 
1993      Δ RogersΔ PinnacleΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Brasstown Bald 
1994      Δ PineΔ Spruce KnobΔ Big BaldΔ Mitchell  
1995      Δ RogersΔ Cumberland Mountain-White RocksΔ Le ConteΔ Grassy Ridge Bald  
1996 Δ Washington   Δ BackboneΔ PineΔ BlackΔ StoneΔ Richland BalsamΔ Caesars Head 
1997      Δ RogersΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ Le ConteΔ ClingmansΔ Rabun Bald 
1998Δ Katahdin     Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ CattailΔ Pinnacle 
1999 Δ AdamsΔ Mansfield Δ Marcy Δ PineΔ Cumberland Mountain-White RocksΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Mitchell  
2000    Δ Gothics Δ RogersΔ Tea CreekΔ Le ConteΔ Grandfather  
2001Δ Old SpeckΔ Monadnock    Δ RogersΔ White RocksΔ Le ConteΔ Celo KnobΔ Caesars Head 
2002     Δ Maryland HeightsΔ RogersΔ Reddish KnobΔ Le ConteΔ MitchellΔ Tamassee Knob 
2003      Δ PineΔ Peak 2132Δ Le ConteΔ Hump  
2004 Δ WashingtonΔ Camels Hump Δ Dix Δ PineΔ Bald Knob-Northwest SummitΔ Le ConteΔ GrandfatherΔ Blood 
2005    Δ SlideΔ High PointΔ PineΔ Pipestem KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Grassy Ridge Bald  
2006Δ KatahdinΔ JeffersonΔ Ellen Δ Whiteface Δ PineΔ Hanging RockΔ Big BaldΔ GrandfatherΔ Sassafras 
2007  Δ Killington Δ Algonquin Δ PineΔ Peak 4091Δ Le ConteΔ Hump  
2008   Δ FrissellΔ West Kill Δ PineΔ White RocksΔ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Caesars Head 
2009 Δ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ Marcy Δ RogersΔ WrightsΔ GuyotΔ Mitchell  
2010 Δ Washington Δ AlanderΔ TableΔ Bears HeadΔ RogersΔ Thorny FlatΔ Le ConteΔ Peak 5680Δ Tray 
2011   Δ MonumentΔ Graham Δ RogersΔ BearΔ Little HumpΔ Richland Balsam  
2012    Δ Marcy Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome  
2013    Δ BasinΔ BackboneΔ Rogers Δ Round BaldΔ Grassy Ridge Bald  
2014    Δ Slide Δ Rogers Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Hightower Bald 
2015 Δ North TripyramidΔ Stratton Δ HunterΔ Bears HeadΔ Whitetop Δ High RockΔ Mary Knob  
2016 Δ Jefferson  Δ Slide Δ RogersΔ Porte CrayonΔ FlintΔ GrandfatherΔ Bird 
2017  Δ Jay Δ Black DomeΔ Schenley HeightsΔ PineΔ Porte CrayonΔ Big BaldΔ Mitchell  
2018Δ SnowΔ ShawΔ Dorset Δ Cornell Δ RogersΔ Spruce Knob Δ Grandfather  
2019  Δ Mansfield-Adams AppleΔ HarveyΔ Green Δ PineΔ Red Spruce KnobΔ Beauty SpotΔ Richland Balsam Δ Fairfield CoHP
2020      Δ PineΔ Symms GapΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome  
2021      Δ Brier RidgeΔ White RocksΔ Holston River Mountain-High PointΔ Lower Hughes Ridge  


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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