Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Braxton Oeser'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


2005        Δ Sumner CoHPΔ TryonΔ Bird  
2006Δ CadillacΔ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ Greylock   Δ Bell KnobΔ Big BaldΔ MitchellΔ Kennesaw Δ Wakulla CoHP
2007       Δ Signal Knob LookoutΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ CarmelΔ Timms HillΔ Woodall
2008     Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ Amelia CoHPΔ Keeney KnobΔ ShortΔ Pitt CoHPΔ Graveyard Hill Δ Oak Hill
2009   Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Tuscarora Δ Myles KnobΔ Perry CoHP Δ Washington CoHP Δ Polk CoHP
2010       Δ Metcalfe CoHPΔ House Δ Cheaha Δ Lebanon
2011    Δ Gurnsey BenchmarkΔ Crawford CoHP Δ Buzzard Ridge  Δ Henry KnobΔ Campbell HillΔ Magazine
2012     Δ BackboneΔ Paddy KnobΔ Spruce KnobΔ Sand Δ Water Tanks Δ Saint Louis CoHP
2013    Δ Jaynes HillΔ Hudson CoHP     Δ Meteor Hill 
2014        Δ GuyotΔ Guyot Δ McLean CoHPΔ Jones CoHP
2015       Δ Adair CoHP Δ Kill Devil Hill Δ Pipestone CoHPΔ Taum Sauk
2016 Δ Copple Crown Mountain-Southwest SlopeΔ EastΔ Bald Hill Range Δ Mine       
2017   Δ Frissell-South Slope      Δ Union CoHPΔ Putnam CoHP 
2018     Δ Point Reno   Δ Lee CoHPΔ Marion CoHP Δ Whiting
2019           Δ Eagle 
2020          Δ Lexington CoHP Δ Driskill
2021      Δ Rogers  Δ SassafrasΔ Brasstown Bald  


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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