Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Rickey Shortt's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1991 Δ High RocksΔ Rogers Δ Moores KnobΔ MitchellΔ RogersΔ GrandfatherΔ RogersΔ Flat TopΔ TablerockΔ Balsam Beartown
1992Δ McAfee KnobΔ Griffith KnobΔ Sharp TopΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ MitchellΔ HawksbillΔ McAfee KnobΔ RockyΔ High RocksΔ MitchellΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Cove
1993Δ Apple OrchardΔ Three RidgesΔ High RocksΔ WhitesideΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Roan High KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Tennent Δ RogersΔ Barneys Wall 
1994Δ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ SandΔ BluffΔ Cammerer RidgeΔ Spruce KnobΔ GrandfatherΔ PineΔ Big BaldΔ PriestΔ MitchellΔ Devils Tater Patch
1995Δ TablerockΔ SterlingΔ HumpΔ Le ConteΔ Cove Mountain-S PkΔ RogersΔ RainierΔ Buzzard RockΔ ElbertΔ UnakaΔ SterlingΔ Pine
1996Δ StoneΔ Perkins KnobΔ BlackΔ Sharp TopΔ HumpΔ McAfee KnobΔ VerstoviaΔ EdgecumbeΔ WashingtonΔ Andrews BaldΔ McAfee KnobΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons Tooth
1997Δ Cumberland Gap Peak 2600Δ KnobΔ Hardscrabble KnobΔ Le ConteΔ HumphreysΔ Chestnut Ridge Δ Three RidgesΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ RogersΔ ThunderheadΔ Jefferson
1998Δ Moores KnobΔ MorrowΔ Cheoah BaldΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ RogersΔ Big BaldΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ KatahdinΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ EmoryΔ Guadalupe
1999Δ Roan High KnobΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Clingmans DomeΔ AjoΔ YellowΔ MitchellΔ Le ConteΔ West GoatΔ MarcyΔ MansfieldΔ PleasantΔ High Rocks
2000Δ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ WildroseΔ VultureΔ SterlingΔ ChimneytopΔ Le ConteΔ McAfee KnobΔ RogersΔ Sharp TopΔ GiantΔ Big BaldΔ Snake
2001Δ Three RidgesΔ Little Rock KnobΔ BuffaloΔ Elliott KnobΔ CapulinΔ Moores KnobΔ Standing IndianΔ BunsenΔ GrandfatherΔ BigelowΔ Old RagΔ Rogers
2002Δ Tinker CliffsΔ HumpΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Le ConteΔ SilverΔ Moores KnobΔ SandΔ RogersΔ South SisterΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ MitchellΔ Reddish Knob
2003Δ McAfee KnobΔ PineΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Big BaldΔ Le ConteΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ SandΔ TimberwolfΔ Black ElkΔ Sperati Point Δ Sharp Top
2004Δ Big BaldΔ Moores KnobΔ StoneΔ Potts Mountain-Peak 3820Δ FisherΔ Big LookoutΔ Gros MorneΔ PriestΔ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ BloodΔ Pinnacles of Dan
2005Δ Draper Mountain HPΔ HumpΔ BuffaloΔ HumphreysΔ FisherΔ WhitetopΔ Three RidgesΔ CoryΔ WilcoxΔ GrandfatherΔ Le ConteΔ Slide
2006Δ Big BaldΔ UnakaΔ SassafrasΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ SandΔ HumpΔ GrandfatherΔ Grand TetonΔ WhitefaceΔ KatahdinΔ BuffaloΔ Twin
2007Δ Morris KnobΔ Rocky KnobΔ Big HouseΔ Big ButtΔ Le ConteΔ PineΔ PleasantΔ PineΔ CornellΔ KillingtonΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Black
2008Δ Flat TopΔ Tinker CliffsΔ Big BaldΔ McAfee KnobΔ SnakeΔ Bald KnobΔ GrandfatherΔ BorahΔ Perkins KnobΔ Big HouseΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ West Kill
2009Δ Moores KnobΔ RogersΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Crabtree BaldΔ PoorΔ Sugar RunΔ Apple OrchardΔ High KnobΔ FlattopΔ WashingtonΔ MitchellΔ Greylock
2010Δ Chimneytop-SW PkΔ Flat TopΔ Bald KnobΔ Big HouseΔ Camp Creek BaldΔ Elliott KnobΔ RogersΔ WashingtonΔ BeechΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ HawksbillΔ Tobacco Row Mountain-High
2011Δ SandΔ BuckΔ JeffersonΔ CoveΔ Lairds KnobΔ Sugar RunΔ RogersΔ RogersΔ Short HillsΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Richland BalsamΔ Plateau
2012Δ RogersΔ Tobacco Row Mountain-HighΔ Three RidgesΔ Big HouseΔ Balsam BeartownΔ RogersΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Spruce KnobΔ Apple OrchardΔ MarcyΔ BeartownΔ Snake
2013Δ SandΔ GrandfatherΔ Big BaldΔ RogersΔ Big HouseΔ SandΔ SandΔ McAfee KnobΔ SantanoniΔ GiantΔ BluffΔ Rusk
2014Δ BuckΔ SandΔ WhitetopΔ Clingmans DomeΔ SandΔ SandΔ RogersΔ ElbertΔ DoeΔ Ravencliff KnobΔ FlattopΔ Slide
2015Δ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Moores KnobΔ Mary KnobΔ BeartownΔ SugarloafΔ PilotΔ EquinoxΔ West Wildcat TopΔ HunterΔ TecumsehΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ North Dome
2016Δ SandΔ FlintΔ SandΔ RogersΔ Sugar RunΔ SandΔ GrandfatherΔ SandΔ SlideΔ CabotΔ PinnacleΔ Porte Crayon
2017Δ BuckΔ WhitetopΔ Pig Pen BluffΔ BearwallowΔ Three TopΔ SandΔ McAfee KnobΔ MitchellΔ Black DomeΔ JayΔ Porte CrayonΔ Frosty Knob
2018Δ Griffith KnobΔ East River Mountain-Chimney Rock WestΔ SandΔ RogersΔ Spruce Knob       


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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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