Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

David Darby'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    


2000  Δ Ellen          
2004 Δ Washington           
2006 Δ Chocorua           
2007 Δ Washington           
2008 Δ CannonΔ Camels Hump          
2009 Δ LafayetteΔ EquinoxΔ Watatic         
2010Δ MegunticookΔ PassaconawayΔ MansfieldΔ Fairmont Hill         
2011Δ AbbottΔ Washington Δ Great Blue Hill         
2012 Δ WashingtonΔ KillingtonΔ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Campbell HillΔ Osceola CoHP
2013Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ StrattonΔ BareΔ Slide  Δ Pilot Rock  Δ CheahaΔ Blue MoundsΔ Magazine
2014Δ AgamenticusΔ Moosilauke      Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob Δ Chicago HPΔ Ruth Lookout
2015Δ CadillacΔ Madison Δ Great Blue Hill     Δ Kill Devil Hill Δ EagleΔ Hawkeye Point
2016Δ SugarloafΔ Adams   Δ Raritan Basin HP   Δ Mitchell  Δ Chinsegut Hill
2017Δ Old SpeckΔ Washington Δ Nutting Hill    Δ LookoutΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Stone  
2018 Δ AdamsΔ Stratton         Δ Ocala National Forest HP


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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