Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Peter Barr'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  


2004    Δ Clingmans Dome  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ GuyotΔ Sheepback KnobΔ Cabarrus CoHP
2005 Δ OcconeecheeΔ Richland BalsamΔ Waterrock KnobΔ GibbesΔ Le Conte Δ SnakeΔ MitchellΔ Vance CoHPΔ Little Bald KnobΔ Round Bald
2006Δ Black Balsam Knob Δ Cataloochee BalsamΔ GuyotΔ High RocksΔ Gregory BaldΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Le ConteΔ DoubletopΔ Big Bald
2007Δ Mingus Δ Cold Spring KnobΔ HawksbillΔ Grandfather Δ Cowee BaldΔ Tricorner KnobΔ SnowballΔ YellowΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Mitchell
2008Δ BlackrockΔ Pinnacle LeadΔ Cheoah Bald Δ BuckleyΔ Wesser BaldΔ New Hanover CoHPΔ Le ConteΔ Hemphill BaldΔ HumphreysΔ Lyn LowryΔ Grassy Ridge Bald
2009Δ Richland BalsamΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ MitchellΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ GuyotΔ Potato KnobΔ MitchellΔ Kill Devil Hill Δ CraigΔ Mauna KeaΔ Cottrell Knob Northeast
2010Δ Cottrell Knob Northeast Δ Standing IndianΔ Clingmans DomeΔ RogersΔ RockyΔ KillingtonΔ WashingtonΔ BearwallowΔ FryingpanΔ FryingpanΔ Grandview Benchmark
2011Δ BearwallowΔ Sheep CliffΔ StoneΔ Sugarland Mountain-M PkΔ ScalyΔ BearwallowΔ Bald KnobΔ FishhawkΔ Wesser BaldΔ Sam KnobΔ Richland BalsamΔ Spear Tops
2012Δ Big ButtΔ Big YellowΔ SharpyΔ Little YellowΔ SnowballΔ BearwallowΔ ElbertΔ Big ButtΔ AlgonquinΔ MarcyΔ HickorynutΔ Snake
2013  Δ Rich KnobΔ Coosa BaldΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BearwallowΔ WashingtonΔ FryingpanΔ Barnett KnobΔ BasinΔ Black Balsam KnobΔ Shining Rock
2014Δ Bearwallow Δ BearwallowΔ Clingmans DomeΔ FryingpanΔ West Wildcat TopΔ LongsΔ Lyn LowryΔ West Wildcat TopΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Le ConteΔ Guadalupe
2015Δ EmoryΔ Cedar KnobΔ Mary KnobΔ HumpbackΔ HeboΔ Walker Mountain-Big BendΔ EagleΔ Max PatchΔ Chimney TopsΔ AmblerΔ SugarΔ Sugarloaf
2016Δ BearwallowΔ FlintΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BlackrockΔ Standing IndianΔ Clingmans DomeΔ DoubletopΔ Little PisgahΔ CarrigainΔ Bunches BaldΔ Sandia Crest
2017Δ SugarΔ WhitetopΔ BluffΔ Little Bald KnobΔ Three TopΔ KawaikiniΔ HaleakalaΔ Big BaldΔ Bunches BaldΔ MassiveΔ Little BaldΔ Laurel Patch Bald
2018Δ SpringΔ East River Mountain-Chimney Rock WestΔ RichΔ Watering Pond KnobΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ BrumleyΔ Grand TetonΔ Rough Butt BaldΔ RockstackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Wayah BaldΔ Peak 8370
2019Δ SugarΔ RedrockΔ Cold Spring KnobΔ SnakeΔ Cataloochee BalsamΔ Crabtree BaldΔ Richland BalsamΔ HaleakalaΔ GuyotΔ Camels HumpΔ Eagle RockΔ Emory
2020Δ Ogle RidgeΔ North FranklinΔ AmblerΔ YellowΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Blue Ridge PasturesΔ Grey Rock     


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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