Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alan Bangel's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1992       Δ Nippletop    
1993     Δ Cascade  Δ Colvin   
1994     Δ GiantΔ Gothics Δ Gothics   
1995     Δ Big SlideΔ PhelpsΔ DixΔ SantanoniΔ Rocky Peak Ridge  
1996     Δ Whiteface Δ AlgonquinΔ Marshall   
1997     Δ Seward Δ ColdenΔ Redfield   
1998      Δ AllenΔ Marcy    
2000      Δ MarcyΔ GiantΔ MacNaughton-X   
2001       Δ (2099) Δ (1700)  
2002      Δ (Virgil Mountain (2132'))Δ (Rte. 415, Bath)Δ (1960 Snyder Hill)   
2003      Δ Slide Δ Black Dome   
2004      Δ Blackhead     
2005       Δ GrahamΔ Plateau Δ North Dome 
2006      Δ Table     
2007    Δ SugarloafΔ Windham HighΔ SlideΔ HalcottΔ RuskΔ Hunter Mountain-SW Pk  
2008    Δ Bearpen  Δ Big Indian Δ Lone  
2009 Δ SlideΔ Black DomeΔ Friday  Δ WittenbergΔ MacNaughton-X  Δ Mongaup Mountain-M Pk 
2010   Δ Overlook Δ Brock Mountaim  Δ Blue   
2011    Δ (Eastern FLT Terminus)Δ Balsam LakeΔ (Cabot)Δ (Middle)Δ (Partridge Hill)Δ (West Trout Brook Road)Δ (FAA Tower)Δ (Re-entrance to the State Forest)
2012 Δ (Beale's Pond State Forest)Δ (Arctic China State Forest)Δ (Hiking East on the FLT)Δ (M10 done/ start of M9)Δ (Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins Countys)Δ (FLT hiking North)Δ (FLT - Access#3 West Branch Road - M5)    
2013  Δ Sleeping GiantΔ Giant-XΔ (FLT-M4-M5)Δ (FLT-Access 5-M2 to Access 5 M3)Δ (FLT - completion of M1)Δ LyonΔ Hitchins Pond OverlookΔ (FLT-MT hiking Westward)Δ (FLT - M19 5.5 mile mark) 
2014Δ (Joe's Loop Dream)Δ (Anderson Hill Summit)Δ (Summit of Carmichael Road)Δ (FLT - Onondaga Trail)Δ BaldΔ WoodhullΔ PillsburyΔ AlgonquinΔ (Home to Home)Δ (Allen Glen Road Crossing)Δ (Waterman Trails and Golf Course)Δ (top of Jeni's hill)
2015Δ (Allen Glen intersection) Δ (Carmichael Hill Climb)Δ (FLT - Onondaga Trail - O2 Map completion)Δ (FLT Map CH1 - Crystal Hills Trail - FLT branch)Δ Owls HeadΔ SnowyΔ WakelyΔ Red HillΔ Adams  
2016   Δ (Cell Tower)Δ (Rock Rift Fire Tower) Δ Gothics Δ (Anderson Hill Climb)Δ (Pinnacle State Park)  
2017   Δ (Finger Lakes Branch Trail)Δ (Southern Terminus of Bristol Hills Trail-B3)Δ AmpersandΔ BakerΔ McKenzieΔ StillwaterΔ (Anderson Hill Climb)Δ (M-13 FLT)Δ (Round trip walk-about)
2018Δ (Melody/Jolie Loop)Δ (Melody/Jolie Loop)Δ (Powderhouse Road)         


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.

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