Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Scott MacQuarrie'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  


1998       Δ Ludlow  Δ Greylock 
1999         Δ GreylockΔ Chocorua 
2000    Δ Jefferson       
2001         Δ South Twin  
2002         Δ Lafayette  
2004     Δ BearΔ Lafayette  Δ Liberty  
2005        Δ CobbleΔ Moosilauke  
2006         Δ Hale  
2007          Δ Eisenhower 
2008       Δ Carrigain Δ Wildcat  
2009     Δ Jerimoth HillΔ Osceola  Δ HancockΔ High Point 
2010Δ Frissell Δ Ebright Azimuth  Δ MansfieldΔ Owls Head Δ AdamsΔ Middle Carter  
2011  Δ Passaconaway Δ Hawkeye Point Δ Whiteface  Δ Cabot  
2012Δ EverettΔ Isolation   Δ Humphreys Δ WashingtonΔ Bond   
2013Δ Slide Δ Table Δ Mine Δ Holt HillΔ Carter DomeΔ Bald Hill RangeΔ MegunticookΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Burley Hill
2014Δ PantherΔ DoubletopΔ Sandwich Δ Crawford HillΔ GreenΔ PantherΔ MonroeΔ ElbertΔ GarfieldΔ JayΔ Balsam
2015Δ SlideΔ Second Watchung Mountain-Union CoHPΔ Sugarloaf Δ Bald  Δ AlgonquinΔ MarcyΔ BlueΔ GuadalupeΔ Big Indian
2016Δ Black DomeΔ HunterΔ BlackheadΔ HigbyΔ Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP Δ PicoΔ SugarloafΔ BalsamΔ Blue KnobΔ Big SlideΔ Kaaterskill High
2017Δ PlateauΔ West KillΔ StrattonΔ Morris CoHP Δ Camels HumpΔ Old SpeckΔ Table TopΔ Bierstadt Δ Cadillac 
2018 Δ LookoutΔ AlgoΔ Timms Hill Δ Tenmile Hill Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Katahdin Δ Campbell HillΔ Talcott
2019 Δ MendonΔ Moosilauke  Δ Wright Δ Elko BenchmarkΔ Grays  Δ Toby
2020 Δ North Preston HillΔ Carter Dome   Δ Highlands HillΔ Phelps Δ Ludlow  


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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