Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Most Prominent Peak

pat stout's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


1982   Δ Buffalo Mountain-N Pk   
1984   Δ Pinnacle   
1987     Δ Richmond CoHP 
1990   Δ Huckleberry KnobΔ Flattop  
1991   Δ Beauty SpotΔ Beauty Spot  
1996    Δ Linville  
1998 Δ RogersΔ White Rock BenchmarkΔ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob  
1999 Δ Buck Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome  
2000    Δ Mitchell  
2001   Δ Pleasant Garden   
2006   Δ Temple HillΔ Kill Devil Hill  
2009   Δ Holston HPΔ Grassy Ridge Bald  
2010Δ MinsiΔ HawksbillΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Brasstown Bald 
2011 Δ Apple Orchard Δ GuyotΔ Standing Indian Δ Magazine
2012   Δ Cherokee   
2013   Δ Frozen Head   
2015   Δ LookoutΔ Flat TopΔ TrayΔ Woodall
2016   Δ Holston River Mountain-High PointΔ Green Ridge Knob  
2017   Δ BellcowΔ Wesser Bald  
2018 Δ Lower Wilburn Ridge Δ CoveΔ Richland Balsam  
2019   Δ Sharps RidgeΔ Max Patch  
2020   Δ GreenΔ Cataloochee BalsamΔ Double Knob South 
2021 Δ Mollys Knob   Δ Bibb CoHP 
2022 Δ Big Ridge     


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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