Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Cliff Young's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Bemis        Δ MitchellΔ Rabun Bald  
1975Δ Old Speck            
1976Δ Abraham            
1981Δ Katahdin            
1990 Δ Adams           
1992 Δ Washington           
1993Δ AbrahamΔ Jefferson      Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
1994Δ Old SpeckΔ Wildcat      Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High Knob   
1995Δ Katahdin            
1996 Δ Cannon    Δ Rogers      
1997Δ CrockerΔ AdamsΔ Stratton   Δ Apple Orchard      
1998Δ SugarloafΔ Moosilauke Δ Greylock  Δ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ Peters Mountain-Peak 3956     
1999Δ SugarloafΔ AdamsΔ Killington          
2000Δ White CapΔ MonroeΔ MansfieldΔ Greylock         
2001Δ Pleasant Mountain-North SlopeΔ OsceolaΔ Equinox          
2002Δ SnowΔ Wildcat Δ Great Blue Hill         
2003Δ HamlinΔ NubbleΔ EastΔ Wachusett        Δ Magazine
2004 Δ Owls HeadΔ MendonΔ Crum HillΔ Giant        
2005Δ Old Speck  Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Bearpen Mountain-NW PkΔ High Point       
2006Δ JacksonΔ Moosilauke Δ RaggedΔ PigeonΔ Lake       
2007Δ CoburnΔ North Baldface Δ Soapstone  Δ Whitetop     Δ Britton Hill
2008Δ DoubletopΔ Shaw           
2010Δ Little SpencerΔ Cherry  Δ Black Dome        
2011Δ KibbyΔ CraggedΔ AscutneyΔ Manomet Hill         
2012Δ MoxieΔ Green           
2013Δ Fulling MillΔ DixvilleΔ Belvidere Δ Marcy        
2014Δ West KennebagoΔ Bear   Δ BackboneΔ Paddy KnobΔ Spruce KnobΔ GuyotΔ GuyotΔ Sassafras  
2015Δ Katahdin-XΔ Towns   Δ Elk Hill    Δ Glynn CoHPΔ Nobles CoHPΔ Hawkeye Point
2016Δ Number 6Δ Adams-X  Δ Connecticut HillΔ TuscaroraΔ Reddish KnobΔ Reddish Knob   Δ ArvonΔ Windley Key Quarry
2017Δ Rump   Δ Berlin        
2018Δ Kennebago Divide-SW PkΔ Adams Δ Bald Hill Range Δ Blue KnobΔ High KnobΔ BlackΔ White Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout Δ SanoΔ Williams HillΔ Magazine
2019Δ South Turner   Δ Gurnsey Benchmark      Δ Eagle 
2020Δ Old Speck            
2021Δ Saddleback            


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "NJ-PA-MD" column includes DE and DC.
  • The "Grt Lakes" column includes OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, and MN.
  • The "Cent-Gulf" column includes IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, and FL.

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