Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Michael French'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  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0    Δ Little MarcyΔ Peak 1895Δ Rogers Δ PinnacleΔ Grossman Hammock
1979    Δ Ampersand     
1985    Δ Azure     
1987    Δ Ampersand     
1988    Δ Haystack     
1989    Δ Scarface     
1990    Δ Saint Regis     
1991    Δ Owls Head     
1992    Δ Pitchoff     
1993  Δ Killington Δ Pokamoonshine     
1994  Δ Mansfield Δ Whiteface     
1995Δ North Horn Saddleback   Δ Algonquin     
1996Δ Saddleback Mountain-The Horn Δ Ellen Δ Colden     
1997  Δ Camels Hump Δ Beck-horn     
1998  Δ Head Δ Gore     
1999  Δ Grand Isle HP Δ Table Top     
2000    Δ Haystack     
2001Δ Cadillac   Δ Lookout     
2002  Δ Stratton Δ Iroquois     
2003Δ SaddlebackΔ Washington  Δ Street     
2004 Δ White Mountain National Forest HP  Δ Marcy     
2005   Δ Quaker HillΔ Gray     
2006    Δ Basin Δ Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide Δ Mitchell 
2007     Δ McKee Hill  Δ Grandfather 
2008    Δ AzureΔ Catoctin Δ Jefferson Rock Pillar  
2009    Δ TitusvilleΔ Wolf Rock   Δ Indian Hill
2010     Δ Rays Hill    
2011     Δ Rocky    
2012     Δ Lewis Rocks    
2013    Δ AzureΔ Baltimore HP    
2014    Δ Catamount     
2016    Δ Santanoni     
2017    Δ Skylight     


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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