Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Len Hall'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    


1971 Δ Washington         
1972 Δ Washington         
1973 Δ Washington         
1979 Δ Washington         
1981 Δ Washington         
1982 Δ Washington         
1983 Δ Washington         
1984 Δ Washington         
1985 Δ Washington         
1986 Δ Washington         
1987 Δ Washington         
1988 Δ Washington         
1989 Δ Washington-X         
1991 Δ Cannon         
1992 Δ Moosilauke         
1993 Δ Washington         
1994 Δ Washington         
1995 Δ WashingtonΔ Camels Hump        
1996Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ Killington        
1997Δ KatahdinΔ Washington         
1998 Δ WashingtonΔ Ascutney Δ Marcy      
1999Δ BigelowΔ WashingtonΔ Mansfield Δ Marcy      
2000 Δ Washington         
2001Δ SugarloafΔ Washington         
2002Δ SnowΔ AdamsΔ Stratton        
2003Δ Old SpeckΔ WashingtonΔ Jay Δ Whiteface      
2004Δ CrockerΔ Washington  Δ Marcy      
2005Δ SugarloafΔ Washington         
2006Δ KatahdinΔ Washington Δ Wachusett       
2007Δ SnowΔ Washington         
2008 Δ Washington Δ Wachusett       
2009 Δ Washington         
2010Δ Goose EyeΔ WashingtonΔ Stratton        
2011 Δ WashingtonΔ Jay  Δ High Point     
2012Δ ElephantΔ WashingtonΔ DorsetΔ Jerimoth Hill    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald
2013 Δ WashingtonΔ Mansfield-The Nose   Δ Rogers    
2014 Δ WashingtonΔ Mansfield-The Nose-X        
2015Δ White CapΔ WashingtonΔ Mansfield-XΔ Greylock       
2016 Δ Oak Hill   Δ Backbone Δ Spruce Knob   


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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