Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Greg Saltsman'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  


1995   Δ Virgil        
1996 Δ VirgilΔ TegoΔ Roderick Δ Kittatinny Mountain-Wolf RocksΔ Connecticut HillΔ Spring   Δ Virgil
1998    Δ Blue Mountain-Lehigh Gap North Summit   Δ Snowy   
1999  Δ Sugar Hill   Δ Bears Rocks Δ Giant   
2000    Δ Dan's Pulpit   Δ Algonquin   
2001      Δ Hogback Δ Colden   
2002    Δ Sugarloaf   Δ Gothics   
2003    Δ Black DomeΔ Stony Man  Δ MarcyΔ Slide  
2004    Δ Mohican  Δ WashingtonΔ Whiteface   
2005    Δ MansfieldΔ WashingtonΔ Hunter Δ Algonquin   
2006     Δ MarshallΔ Table Δ Redfield   
2007     Δ Bond Δ West KillΔ DonaldsonΔ Big Indian  
2008   Δ RuskΔ HunterΔ Madison Δ Marcy Δ Virgil Δ Plateau
2009   Δ PeekamooseΔ GreylockΔ AllenΔ HawksbillΔ Graham    
2010   Δ DoubletopΔ Harman KnobΔ Butter Hill Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Haystack Δ Panther 
2011Δ Cayuga CoHP  Δ Tioga CoHPΔ LafayetteΔ VirgilΔ KillingtonΔ Sugarloaf  Δ Mongaup 
2012Δ Hector Backbone Δ Hamilton CoHPΔ Elk HillΔ Huntersfield Δ Washington Δ MacNaughton Δ Sams Point-North Summit 
2013 Δ GrandfatherΔ Armenia Δ Dry Brook RidgeΔ FrissellΔ EverettΔ Gomer HillΔ MarshallΔ South Crow HillΔ High Point 
2014   Δ Pine Island Δ CrockerΔ Sugarloaf  Δ Wakely  
2015   Δ SchunnemunkΔ StrattonΔ Jefferson CoHPΔ Humphreys Δ Blue Ridge Δ Olderbark 
2016  Δ Yates CoHP  Δ Mitchell Δ Beaver Kill RangeΔ Hurricane   
2017   Δ KaneΔ Spruce Knob Δ Sky TopΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Avalanche-X   
2018   Δ Hill 2014   Δ Boott Spur Δ Hodge Pond Δ Padlock Lookout
2019Δ Campbell Hill  Δ Berry Hill Δ Apple OrchardΔ PriestΔ CalamityΔ Thomas  Δ Frost Hill
2020Δ Comstock KnollΔ Bruce HillΔ Centre CoHPΔ PleasantΔ Spruce Δ BlackΔ NorthΔ Van WyckΔ CascadeΔ Cherry Ridge 
2021Δ Hill 2035 Δ Ripley HillΔ Virgil        


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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