Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Tom Massoth'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 BradburyΔ DickeyΔ Ascutney      Δ Coosa Bald
1984 Δ Washington        
1985 Δ Lafayette  Δ Marcy     
1986 Δ South TwinΔ Camels Hump Δ Algonquin     
1987 Δ AdamsΔ Killington Δ Giant     
1988 Δ Carter DomeΔ Stratton Δ Big Slide     
1989 Δ MadisonΔ Mendon   Δ Potts Mountain-Wind Rock   
1990Δ Old SpeckΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County HighpointΔ Mansfield Δ Nippletop     
1991Δ Baldpate Δ Sterling Δ Whiteface     
1992  Δ GlastenburyΔ Eph's OutlookΔ Table Top Δ Tar Jacket Ridge   
1993    Δ Haystack  Δ Big BaldΔ Big Bald 
1994   Δ GreylockΔ Gothics Δ Rogers   
1995Δ Goose EyeΔ East Sleeper     Δ Gravel KnobΔ Gravel Knob 
1996 Δ Scar RidgeΔ Thistle Hill Δ Treadway Δ Apple Orchard   
1997    Δ SlideΔ Minsi Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome 
1998 Δ Nubble    Δ Hawksbill   
1999 Δ Nancy        
2000Δ BigelowΔ Weeks        
2001Δ Redington   Δ Hunter     
2002Δ Crocker Δ Mendon  Δ MohicanΔ Pass   
2003Δ Snow Δ Shrewsbury Δ Frederica Δ Chestnut Ridge Δ Wayah Bald 
2004Δ Katahdin Δ Hogback   Δ Garden Mountain-Peak 4080 Δ Standing IndianΔ Tray
2005    Δ Frederica    Δ Brasstown Bald
2006Δ East Kennebago Δ Farr Δ Long PondΔ High Point    
2007Δ Cadillac Δ Snow Δ Long Pond     
2008Δ Bradbury Δ Signal Δ Long Pond     
2009Δ DikeΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Mansfield-Adams Apple       
2010Δ BradburyΔ KearsargeΔ Bald Δ Long Pond     
2011 Δ CardiganΔ ElmoreΔ WestΔ Long Pond     
2012Δ PemeticΔ Crafts HillΔ BoltonΔ MassaemettΔ Long Pond     
2013Δ BradburyΔ Copple CrownΔ TaborΔ Round Top Hill      
2014Δ Jockey CapΔ SunapeeΔ Snow       


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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