Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Randy Gabany'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 Capitol HillΔ High Knob Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Pinnacle 
1976     Δ Washington Monument Hill      
1978         Δ Kill Devil Hill  
1980           Δ Solares Hill
1982          Δ Springer 
1985Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ KillingtonΔ GreylockΔ Bearfort Mountain - Prospect RockΔ Big FlatΔ Buzzard RockΔ Blue Ridge - Wilson Gap SouthΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Blood 
1986 Δ CannonΔ MansfieldΔ Beacon Hill     Δ Black Balsam KnobΔ Sassafras 
1987Δ KatahdinΔ Liberty      Δ Le ConteΔ Mitchell  
1988         Δ Black Balsam Knob  
1989        Δ CammererΔ Cammerer  
1990         Δ Tryon  
1993         Δ Little PisgahΔ Stone 
1994        Δ CloudlandΔ Roan High Bluff  
2010         Δ Mitchell  
2012         Δ Blackstock KnobΔ Brasstown Bald 
2013         Δ CraigΔ Sassafras 
2014        Δ Roan High KnobΔ GibbesΔ Rabun Bald 
2015      Δ Haw OrchardΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Alex 
2016      Δ Whitetop Δ Harmon DenΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald 
2017         Δ FryingpanΔ Brasstown Bald 
2018         Δ MitchellΔ Sassafras 
2019        Δ WaucheesiΔ Big HawΔ Sassafras 
2020         Δ SassafrasΔ Sassafras 
2021        Δ HaleyΔ Columbus Hill  


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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