Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Cliff Young's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Bemis       Δ Mitchell 
1975Δ Katahdin         
1990 Δ Adams        
1992 Δ Washington        
1993Δ AbrahamΔ Jefferson     Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
1994Δ Old SpeckΔ Wildcat     Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob 
1995Δ Bigelow         
1996 Δ Cannon    Δ Rogers   
1997Δ CrockerΔ LafayetteΔ Stratton   Δ Apple Orchard   
1998Δ SugarloafΔ Moosilauke        
1999Δ North BrotherΔ AdamsΔ Killington       
2000Δ White Cap Δ MansfieldΔ Greylock      
2001Δ Pleasant Mountain-North SlopeΔ OsceolaΔ Equinox       
2002Δ StreakedΔ Wildcat Δ Great Blue Hill      
2003Δ HamlinΔ NubbleΔ EastΔ Wachusett     Δ Magazine
2004 Δ Owls HeadΔ MendonΔ Crum HillΔ Giant     
2005   Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Bearpen Mountain-NW PkΔ High Point    
2006Δ Jackson   Δ PigeonΔ Lake    
2007Δ CoburnΔ North Baldface    Δ Whitetop  Δ Britton Hill
2008Δ DoubletopΔ Shaw        
2011Δ Cadillac         
2014Δ Pemetic         
2015Δ Cadillac        Δ Grossman Hammock


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "NJ-PA-MD" column includes DE and DC.
  • The "Grt Lakes" column includes OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, and MN.
  • The "Cent-Gulf" column includes IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, and FL.

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