Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Dave Dunham's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1977      Δ Major     
1988     Δ WashingtonΔ Bond Δ Haleakala   
1989     Δ Washington      
1990     Δ Washington      
1991   Δ Hitchcock Δ WashingtonΔ Stoppel Point     
1992    Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Washington  Δ Watatic   
1993     Δ WashingtonΔ PawtuckawayΔ TomΔ WataticΔ Great Blue HillΔ Tom 
1994    Δ PawtuckawayΔ WashingtonΔ Pawtuckaway  Δ StrattonΔ Holt Hill 
1995Δ Holt Hill   Δ WachusettΔ Washington  Δ Arthur’s Seat   
1996    Δ WachusettΔ WashingtonΔ Cranmore  Δ Thorncrag Hill  
1997     Δ Pawtuckaway      
1998    Δ StrattonΔ Washington      
1999Δ Barrett   Δ KearsargeΔ WashingtonΔ Pack MonadnockΔ Grand Monadnock    
2000Δ Barrett  Δ Holt HillΔ WachusettΔ Washington Δ HochgratΔ Hochgrat  Δ Barrett
2001Δ Holt HillΔ Barrett  Δ WachusettΔ WashingtonΔ Sun TopΔ SnowΔ Watatic   
2002  Δ Hancock Δ WachusettΔ Pack Monadnock  Δ PawtuckawayΔ Greylock  
2003  Δ Solitude Δ WachusettΔ Washington Δ Pack Monadnock Δ Mansfield  
2004    Δ Wachusett  Δ WashingtonΔ GreenΔ Cranmore  
2005  Δ Kearsarge Δ KearsargeΔ WashingtonΔ CannonΔ Cannon   Δ Barrett
2006Δ BarrettΔ BarrettΔ Boston Hill Δ WachusettΔ WashingtonΔ LafayetteΔ CannonΔ KatahdinΔ North BrotherΔ Grand Monadnock 
2007Δ OsceolaΔ KinsmanΔ GreylockΔ Great Blue HillΔ WachusettΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ CadillacΔ CarrigainΔ TecumsehΔ Belknap 
2008Δ Red HillΔ Green Δ Bald Hill RangeΔ CardiganΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ High Point Δ Mauna KeaΔ MullenΔ Davidson
2009Δ Brodie-EastΔ North MoatΔ TobyΔ Copicut HillΔ HarneyΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ MitchellΔ Marcy Δ ShawΔ Smarts
2010Δ Berlin Δ EverettΔ Uncanoonucs-SouthΔ Wood HillΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ AshlandΔ WhitneyΔ EllenΔ Grayback 
2011Δ RattlesnakesΔ KearsargeΔ Sugarloaf  Δ WashingtonΔ ElbertΔ Old SpeckΔ Sugarloaf Δ Greylock 
2012 Δ Taum Sauk  Δ KearsargeΔ WashingtonΔ AscutneyΔ WashingtonΔ KilimanjaroΔ CadillacΔ KearsargeΔ Cheaha
2013Δ Rose Δ Red HillΔ Garrison HillΔ Spruce KnobΔ WashingtonΔ HunterΔ KatahdinΔ SnežkaΔ GreylockΔ PutnamΔ Guadalupe
2014 Δ Kearsarge Δ UnionΔ Pack MonadnockΔ ProspectΔ GoreΔ KingsΔ Hot SpringsΔ ProspectΔ BlackΔ Piermont


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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