Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dan Lewis'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  


1985     Δ (Washington)Δ Lafayette     
1988     Δ Washington      
1990      Δ AdamsΔ South Kinsman    
1991     Δ Potter      
1992    Δ Clingmans Dome       
1993       Δ South Twin    
1994  Δ Bear         
1995        Δ Adams   
1996  Δ Tempe Butte Δ Carter DomeΔ Osceola      
1998         Δ Flume  
1999      Δ Bond     
2005     Δ Carter Dome      
2006    Δ Cabot  Δ Owls Head    
2007       Δ Washington    
2008       Δ Field Δ Moosilauke  
2009      Δ MoriahΔ HancockΔ Sleeping Giant   
2010       Δ Carrigain    
2011      Δ Killington     
2016  Δ ShortΔ Bear   Δ Cannon BallsΔ Chocorua Δ Monadnock 
2017   Δ East Barndoor Hill  Δ GreylockΔ MoosilaukeΔ North Tripyramid  Δ Jerimoth Hill
2018Δ Sleeping Giant     Δ EquinoxΔ West Spanish-XΔ TwinΔ Bradley Δ Bald
2019Δ Burley Hill Δ GridleyΔ (MacLean Game Refuge )Δ Mine HillΔ West Spanish Δ Stratton Δ (White Memorial Preserve)  
2020Δ ShortΔ BradfordΔ LincolnΔ Hanging HillsΔ Sleeping Giant Δ SlideΔ Southwest Lindsley Hill Δ Lion Head Δ (Nepaug State Forest -Valley View)Δ (Ragged Mountain Blue Trail)
2021Δ (Tunxis Trail/Ridge above Lake McDonough)Δ (Higby Mountain near south peak )  Δ Hanging Hills-E Pk Δ WashingtonΔ Humphreys Δ Liberty  
2022 Δ (South Mount Higby)Δ Bear HillΔ Prospect        


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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