Snapshot Grid for World/NA - 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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearWest USAEast USAEurope
1982 Δ Buffalo Mountain-N Pk 
1984 Δ Pinnacle 
1987 Δ Richmond CoHP 
1988  Δ Zugspitze
1989  Δ Hoadl
1990 Δ Flattop 
1991 Δ Beauty Spot 
1996 Δ Linville 
1997Δ Flagstaff  
1998 Δ Roan High Knob 
1999 Δ Clingmans Dome 
2000Δ South TetonΔ Mitchell 
2001Δ LoneΔ Pleasant Garden 
2002Δ Woodring  
2003Δ Grand Teton  
2004Δ Younts  
2005Δ Baird  
2006Δ ElbertΔ Temple Hill 
2007Δ McDougal  
2008Δ Washburn  
2009Δ SplitΔ Holston HP 
2010 Δ Huckleberry Knob 
2011Δ Lozier HillΔ Apple Orchard 
2012Δ ProspectorsΔ Cherokee 
2013Δ KingsΔ Frozen Head 
2014Δ Little  
2015Δ GuadalupeΔ Tray 
2016 Δ Green Ridge Knob 
2017 Δ Wesser Bald 
2018 Δ Richland Balsam 
2019 Δ Max Patch 
2020 Δ Cataloochee Balsam 
2021 Δ Mollys Knob 
2022 Δ Big Ridge 
YearWest USAEast USAEurope


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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