Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated 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 Prominent 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 McAfee KnobΔ PriestΔ Balsam Beartown
1992Δ SandΔ SandΔ CoveΔ 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 Horse HeavenΔ 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 Celo KnobΔ HumpΔ McAfee KnobΔ DavisΔ Richland BalsamΔ WashingtonΔ Andrews BaldΔ McAfee KnobΔ Pleasant
1997Δ Cumberland Gap Peak 2600Δ Stony ManΔ Rabun BaldΔ Le ConteΔ HumphreysΔ Clingmans Δ Three RidgesΔ North Fork Mountain-High KnobΔ RogersΔ ThunderheadΔ Luther Rock
1998Δ PinnacleΔ MorrowΔ Cheoah BaldΔ ButtΔ RogersΔ Big BaldΔ Spruce KnobΔ Le ConteΔ KatahdinΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ EmoryΔ Cheaha
1999Δ Roan High KnobΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Clingmans DomeΔ AjoΔ YellowΔ MitchellΔ Le ConteΔ West GoatΔ MarcyΔ MansfieldΔ PleasantΔ High Rocks
2000Δ PinnacleΔ WildroseΔ VultureΔ SterlingΔ ThunderheadΔ Le ConteΔ McAfee KnobΔ RogersΔ Sharp TopΔ PharaohΔ Big BaldΔ Snake
2001Δ McAfee KnobΔ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ BuffaloΔ Elliott KnobΔ CapulinΔ Moores KnobΔ Standing IndianΔ BunsenΔ GrandfatherΔ MonadnockΔ PriestΔ Rogers
2002Δ Rocky KnobΔ HumpΔ Holston High KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Big HouseΔ Moores KnobΔ SandΔ RogersΔ South SisterΔ Comers RockΔ MitchellΔ Reddish Knob
2003Δ McAfee KnobΔ PineΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Big BaldΔ Le ConteΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ SandΔ TimberwolfΔ Black ElkΔ Sperati Point Δ Sand
2004Δ Big BaldΔ Moores KnobΔ StoneΔ Potts Mountain-Peak 3820Δ FisherΔ Judy RocksΔ Gros MorneΔ PriestΔ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ BloodΔ Bruisers Knob
2005Δ Draper Mountain HPΔ HumpΔ BuffaloΔ HumphreysΔ FisherΔ Rocky KnobΔ Three RidgesΔ CoryΔ WilcoxΔ GrandfatherΔ Le ConteΔ Slide
2006Δ Big BaldΔ UnakaΔ SassafrasΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ SandΔ HumpΔ Moores KnobΔ Grand TetonΔ Bald KnobΔ KatahdinΔ BuffaloΔ Sky Top
2007Δ Morris KnobΔ Rocky KnobΔ Big HouseΔ Big ButtΔ Le ConteΔ PineΔ PleasantΔ PineΔ Big Rocky RowΔ KillingtonΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Black
2008Δ Flat TopΔ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ Big BaldΔ McAfee KnobΔ BeartownΔ Bald KnobΔ GrandfatherΔ BorahΔ Perkins KnobΔ Big HouseΔ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Frissell
2009Δ Moores KnobΔ RogersΔ Balsam BeartownΔ RockyΔ PoorΔ Sugar RunΔ Apple OrchardΔ High KnobΔ Buckhorn KnobΔ WashingtonΔ MitchellΔ Everett
2010Δ Chimneytop-SW PkΔ SandΔ Bald KnobΔ PoorΔ BuffaloΔ Elliott KnobΔ RogersΔ WashingtonΔ Paddy KnobΔ CrossΔ High KnobΔ Bears Head
2011Δ Peak 3480Δ BuckΔ BuffaloΔ BrumleyΔ Cacapon Mountain-High PointΔ Ivy KnobΔ RogersΔ Bald KnobΔ SandΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Richland BalsamΔ Schunnemunk
2012Δ RogersΔ Pores KnobΔ NortheastΔ BuffaloΔ Balsam BeartownΔ RogersΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Spruce KnobΔ Apple OrchardΔ MarcyΔ BeartownΔ Snake
2013Δ SandΔ GrandfatherΔ Big BaldΔ RogersΔ Big HouseΔ SandΔ SandΔ McAfee KnobΔ High PointΔ DavisΔ BluffΔ Halcott
2014Δ BuckΔ SandΔ WhitetopΔ Clingmans DomeΔ SandΔ SandΔ RogersΔ ElbertΔ DoeΔ Hightower BaldΔ FlattopΔ Slide
2015Δ Cove Mountain-Dragons ToothΔ Moores KnobΔ Tinker CliffsΔ BuffaloΔ SandΔ PilotΔ StrattonΔ Max PatchΔ Bears HeadΔ SandΔ Tinker CliffsΔ Panther
2016Δ SandΔ Comers RockΔ SandΔ RogersΔ Sugar RunΔ SandΔ GrandfatherΔ SandΔ SlideΔ CabotΔ PinnacleΔ Porte Crayon
2017Δ BuckΔ Big SpringΔ SandΔ SandΔ SandΔ SandΔ SandΔ MitchellΔ SandΔ JayΔ Porte CrayonΔ Panther Knob
2018Δ SandΔ SandΔ SandΔ RogersΔ Spruce Knob       


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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