Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Tom Massoth'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  


1984     Δ Wildcat Δ Washington    
1985     Δ Lafayette  Δ Marcy   
1986     Δ Hood Δ MoosilaukeΔ Algonquin   
1987Δ Adams   Δ SmartsΔ JeffersonΔ OsceolaΔ GiantΔ South KinsmanΔ Cannon  
1988Δ Cascade   Δ TecumsehΔ Carter DomeΔ Big SlideΔ PassaconawayΔ Stratton  Δ Phelps
1989Δ MendonΔ Hancock Δ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ CabotΔ LookoutΔ BondΔ North TripyramidΔ MadisonΔ Iron  
1990Δ Big JayΔ DorsetΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll CoHPΔ EquinoxΔ Nippletop Δ EllenΔ Mansfield Δ BromleyΔ Old SpeckΔ Moose
1991Δ Bolton   Δ Old SpeckΔ DixΔ WhitefaceΔ Street Δ Ethan Allen  
1992    Δ PriestΔ Glastenbury Δ Seward Δ Table Top  
1993    Δ Round BaldΔ RedfieldΔ SkylightΔ AllenΔ Haystack   
1994     Δ SeymourΔ SantanoniΔ GothicsΔ ColdenΔ RogersΔ Greylock 
1995    Δ Gravel KnobΔ East Sleeper Δ CascadeΔ Goose Eye   
1996   Δ Apple Orchard    Δ SuccessΔ TreadwayΔ Scar RidgeΔ Thistle Hill
1997   Δ SlideΔ Clingmans Dome    Δ Kittatinny Mountain-Wolf Rocks  
1998    Δ Hawksbill   Δ Hitchins Pond OverlookΔ Blue Mountain-Wind Gap Δ Nubble
1999    Δ Nancy   Δ Vose SpurΔ Blue Mountain-Berks CoHP  
2000    Δ Piney Mountain-N Pk Δ Weeks  Δ Bigelow  
2001        Δ RedingtonΔ CoveΔ Hunter 
2002Δ Mendon  Δ McAfee KnobΔ BuzzardΔ Crocker  Δ RoundtopΔ Hogback  
2003   Δ Chestnut RidgeΔ Jane BaldΔ SnowΔ Shrewsbury  Δ Wayah Bald  
2004   Δ Garden Mountain-Peak 4080Δ HaystackΔ Sugarloaf Δ Katahdin Δ Standing Indian  
2005  Δ South Roxbury GapΔ Neersville BenchmarkΔ Blue Ridge-Wilson Gap North Δ Frederica  Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Blue 
2006   Δ High Point  Δ Long Pond Δ FarrΔ East KennebagoΔ BloodrootΔ Ludlow
2007    Δ ButterfieldΔ Snow Δ Long PondΔ Cadillac Δ Gile 
2008   Δ Fairington CemeteryΔ Signal  Δ Long PondΔ BradburyΔ Boyce  
2009   Δ MonadnockΔ Dorset Mountain-W PkΔ East Δ RickerΔ Mansfield-Adams AppleΔ Cold Hollow Mountains HP  
2010     Δ BaldΔ RochesterΔ KearsargeΔ TreadwayΔ MonasteryΔ SpruceΔ Prospect
2011 Δ Bartlett Hill Δ NottinghamΔ Northfield SouthΔ ElmoreΔ CardiganΔ Hitchins Pond OverlookΔ Dana HillΔ TreadwayΔ Bald Mountain EastΔ Pitcher
2012  Δ Neals HillΔ CushmanΔ SpruceΔ Mother MyrickΔ ButterfieldΔ BoltonΔ Worcester Mountains-M PkΔ WoodlawnΔ Hor 
2013   Δ Barberry HillΔ Round Top HillΔ WheelockΔ Irish HillΔ TaborΔ Hitchins Pond OverlookΔ Netop Mountain-N PkΔ Bartlett Hill 
2014    Δ Sawyer HillΔ BurkeΔ Moses Δ Cloudland HillΔ SunapeeΔ Snow Mountain-N Pk 
2015    Δ Rice Hill-N PkΔ Bartlett HillΔ Flagpole HillΔ WheelerΔ Crum HillΔ Shagback Mountain NorthΔ BrousseauΔ Skyline Drive North Hill
2016  Δ Hawks Bigger HillΔ TomΔ Glebe Mountain-MagicΔ Farnum Hill Δ Bartlett HillΔ Bald HillΔ Michigan HillΔ West Hill 
2017  Δ Skyline Drive North HillΔ PritchardΔ ScragΔ BaldΔ Double TopΔ BerlinΔ WachusettΔ Prospect  
2018  Δ South Burlington HighpointΔ Scott 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.

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