Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Schwartz'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  


1953       Δ Culps Hill    
1956      Δ Bunker Hill     
1958      Δ Mitchell     
1960      Δ Sunrise     
1961          Δ Telegraph Hill 
1964      Δ Spruce Knob     
1965   Δ Rogers        
1966     Δ Washington      
1967   Δ Schoodic Head    Δ Brasstown Bald   
1968      Δ ElbertΔ Moro RockΔ North Chalone   
1969    Δ Telescope Δ HumphreysΔ WhitneyΔ Boundary   
1970        Δ Mauna Kea   
1971       Δ Wheeler    
1972Δ Kill Devil Hill           
1973         Δ Queen Anne Hill  
1974          Δ Victoria 
1975         Δ Curwood  
1976Δ Emory           
1979         Δ Lanipo Summit  
1980        Δ Massive   
1981       Δ BorahΔ Kings   
1984    Δ Jockeys Ridge       
1986       Δ Monadnock Δ Whiteface  
1988   Δ Morris CoHP   Δ Rainbow Point    
1989    Δ Ruivo       
1990        Δ Hudson CoHPΔ Sassafrass Mountain-E PkΔ Tri-State 
1992   Δ Bald      Δ Camp Beisler South 
1993Δ Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP    Δ Rainier Δ Independence RockΔ Arvon Δ Bearfort 
1994          Δ Morro do Corcovado 
1995     Δ Pikes      
1996   Δ Crawford Hill        
1997        Δ Lincoln   
1998 Δ Hooiberg          
1999 Δ Ocean CoHPΔ Salem CoHPΔ Camden CoHPΔ Kennesaw   Δ KillingtonΔ BraceΔ Crum HillΔ Todt Hill
2000Δ BerlinΔ Kistler LedgeΔ Blue KnobΔ NorthΔ Elk HillΔ Cecil CoHP Δ BeechΔ LafayetteΔ BearpenΔ WhitetopΔ Brevard CoHP
2001Δ Wicomico CoHPΔ Big Flat Δ Bell KnobΔ Buckhorn KnobΔ Hanging RockΔ SandwichΔ Devils PlaygroundΔ Porte CrayonΔ GreenhornΔ Bowling GreenΔ Kayford
2002Δ Gloucester CoHPΔ Rabun Bald Δ SnowyΔ Dog Canyon RimΔ BaldyΔ JeffersonΔ PealeΔ GoreΔ Farrell HillΔ Richland Balsam 
2003     Δ Punta    Δ Hedley Knob Southwest 
2004Δ Madison CoHP Δ Hernandez  Δ EllenΔ Seward Δ Richland CoHPΔ Galloway KnobΔ King and Queen CoHP 
2005 Δ Stafford CoHP    Δ Coy HillΔ Spanish Δ Little Black Mountain-Lee CoHP  
2006Δ Nassau CoHP Δ PinnacleΔ Elleber KnobΔ Spotsylvania CoHPΔ SugarloafΔ Petersburg City HPΔ SugarloafΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Big KnobΔ Sugar LoafΔ Richmond CoHP
2007  Δ Currahee Δ SugarloafΔ South SaddleΔ Pearson Hill Δ Scott Δ Alachua CoHP 
2008         Δ Solares Hill Δ Coldbranch
2009Δ Lignumvitae Key HPΔ Blood  Δ Georgetown CoHP     Δ Budd Lake West 
2010Δ Laurel Hill Δ MohicanΔ RoundtopΔ Potter County Triple Divide Point  Δ South Crow HillΔ RoseΔ Kernersville Triple DivideΔ Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point 
2011  Δ Stag Hill   Δ PreaknessΔ High PointΔ GrantΔ SouthΔ BearΔ Scofield Ridge North
2012Δ Smith BenchmarkΔ High PointΔ Carris HillΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ Todt Hill  Δ Hamburg Mountains HPΔ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HPΔ Stony Tower Hill  
2013      Δ Everett Δ Northwest Houston Corridor HP   
2014      Δ MitchellΔ Forked RiverΔ Cornell  Δ Burley Hill
2015    Δ Kistler Ledge Δ OdakotaΔ Reddish Knob    
2016  Δ Jessamine Lake Northeast    Δ (Pasquia Hills HP) Δ Eagle Rock Reservation HP  
2017      Δ High Point-North RidgeΔ Eagle Rock Reservation HPΔ Eagle Rock Reservation HP Δ Hamorton South 
2018  Δ Pinellas CoHP   Δ Tucson HPΔ Atlanta HP    
2019      Δ Arvon  Δ Mine  
2020          Δ FreedomΔ Mine


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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