Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Ed Wandall's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1976       Δ Ralph Stover High Rocks    
1977    Δ Little Round Top       
1981Δ Sainte-Anne           
1982          Δ Chestnut Hill 
1983          Δ Warren CoHP 
1986  Δ Elk Hill         
1988      Δ Culps Hill     
1998Δ Davis     Δ Andorra HP    Δ Fredericksburg City HP
2001        Δ Dinwiddie CoHP   
2002Δ Ord Ban           
2003   Δ High PointΔ Newport News City HP  Δ Cumberland CoHP    
2004       Δ Humphreys    
2005   Δ Tamalpais-E Pk   Δ TammanyΔ Muckish   
2006         Δ Brevard CoHP  
2007    Δ Lemmon    Δ Mauna Kea  
2008  Δ Cape Henlopen Great Dune  Δ Vollmer  Δ New Hanover CoHP   
2009  Δ MitchellΔ Bears RocksΔ Spruce KnobΔ Jerimoth HillΔ Gaffney HillΔ WashingtonΔ Wicomico CoHPΔ QuiraukΔ PennΔ Blue Mountain-Lehigh CoHP
2010Δ Camden CoHP Δ Second WatchungΔ Rogers Δ SlideΔ Talbot CoHP Δ Cape HenryΔ Cheaha Δ Overlook
2011Δ Crawford HillΔ Jefferson Δ Le ConteΔ Burley HillΔ ParadisΔ Red RockΔ MarcyΔ JamanotaΔ WhitneyΔ Blue KnobΔ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP
2012Δ Hot SpringsΔ SchunnemunkΔ Campbell HillΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Citrus CoHPΔ Pocasset HillΔ BuffaloΔ HoodΔ ElbertΔ SugarloafΔ Lower WolfjawΔ Bald Knob
2013Δ Guadalupe Δ RockyΔ Masa Knob Δ GraysΔ BroadΔ Arab  Δ Lyon HillΔ Jefferson CoHP
2014Δ DriskillΔ Indian River CoHP Δ Flat RockΔ DansΔ Cherry RidgeΔ KatahdinΔ Whiteface   Δ Sampson Rock
2015    Δ Taum SaukΔ Allegheny CoHPΔ HallettΔ Saint Regis Δ Crêt de la NeigeΔ Windham HighΔ Lookout
2016 Δ Hoosier Hill Δ Kephart Δ SassafrasΔ Greylock Δ Sullivan Island-West EndΔ Scafell PikeΔ Kelley BenchmarkΔ Chestnut Ridge
2017Δ BuenavistaΔ HawksbillΔ Blue  Δ Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument HPΔ Queen Annes CoHP  Δ CarrauntoohilΔ Williamsburg City HP 
2018   Δ Richland Balsam Δ Shade Mountain-Snyder CoHP      


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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.

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