Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jason Potkay's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


2008  Δ South Mountain-Monument KnobΔ Quirauk-XΔ Quirauk  Δ Baltimore HPΔ Lambs KnollΔ (College)  
2009Δ Lambs Knoll    Δ Baltimore CoHP  Δ Maryland Heights   
2010     Δ Loudoun HeightsΔ BackboneΔ Wicomico CoHPΔ WheelerΔ Minor Hill  
2011  Δ Sugarloaf Δ MarcyΔ DavisΔ TuscaroraΔ South Mountain-Black RockΔ Dorchester CoHPΔ Chimney RockΔ RobertsonΔ Bobs Hill
2012Δ SugarloafΔ HogbackΔ Blue Ridge-Wilson Gap NorthΔ Blue Ridge-Wilson Gap SouthΔ HawksbillΔ Red HillΔ Salamander RockΔ PinnacleΔ Stony ManΔ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ SugarloafΔ Meneka
2013Δ Little CreaseΔ Split RockΔ HazeltopΔ Bears Den RocksΔ Cat RockΔ SwordΔ RainierΔ KnobΔ NeighborΔ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ TheΔ Chinquapin Hill
2014Δ Catoctin Mountain-High Knob Δ Piney RidgeΔ Thurmont VistaΔ WashingtonΔ Apple OrchardΔ SlideΔ Jefferson Rock PillarΔ Porte CrayonΔ Bushy TopΔ Flat RockΔ Stillpond Neck
2015Δ KennedyΔ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ Brasstown BaldΔ BushΔ Black DomeΔ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Portsmouth City HPΔ Spruce KnobΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Thurmont VistaΔ Hog Rock
2016Δ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ SugarloafΔ Fairfax CoHP-XΔ Monocacy National Battlefield HPΔ HoodΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Blue KnobΔ MillΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ HamiltonΔ Catoctin Mountain-High Knob
2017Δ Montgomery CoHPΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Montgomery CoHPΔ Parrs Ridge   Δ Trents Hill  Δ High Knob 
2018Δ OrizabaΔ Pigeon Hills HPΔ Hamorton SouthΔ Clarks KnobΔ Third HillΔ Stockyard HillΔ Big SchlossΔ Liamuiga Trail OverlookΔ Isleta HP   
2019     Δ Solares HillΔ BakerΔ Hatteras Island HPΔ Richmond City HP Δ MiddleΔ Castle Clinton HP
2020 Δ Mauna Kea        Δ Catoctin Mountain-High KnobΔ Cape Henlopen Great Dune
2021Δ Peak 1232Δ Sier HillΔ Massanutten Range-ShortΔ Maymont Park HPΔ LauxmontΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ Purcell Knob     
2022Δ Chimborazo           


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.

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