Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Covill'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    


1966 Δ Washington           
1978 Δ Lafayette           
1980Δ KatahdinΔ Cannon           
1981     Δ Davis-X     Δ Campbell HillΔ Magazine
1982   Δ Lookout Hill Δ High Point  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
1985   Δ Frissell-South Slope         
1991   Δ Jerimoth Hill         
1994     Δ Backbone Δ Spruce Knob   Δ Campbell HillΔ Taum Sauk
1995  Δ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ Ebright Azimuth     Δ Campbell Hill 
1997           Δ EagleΔ Taum Sauk
1998     Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ RogersΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Magazine
1999   Δ Jerimoth Hill      Δ Cheaha Δ Taum Sauk
2000Δ CadillacΔ Washington Δ Bald Hill         
2001Δ Katahdin  Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ BackboneΔ Comers RockΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHP    Δ Virginia Key
2002   Δ Jerimoth Hill        Δ Taum Sauk
2003   Δ Burley Hill       Δ Blue MoundsΔ Putnam CoHP
2004Δ Frye  Δ Greylock        Δ Loggerhead Key HP
2005Δ ClarkΔ Washington Δ Jerimoth Hill    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
2006      Δ Rogers  Δ MitchellΔ Congaree National Park HPΔ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HPΔ Magazine
2007Δ McGaffey          Δ EagleΔ Hawkeye Point
2008  Δ MansfieldΔ Frissell-South SlopeΔ Brace       Δ Carver Creek Heights
2009     Δ High Point       
2010        Δ Hardin CoHP Δ CheahaΔ ArvonΔ Woodall
2011Δ Pleasant Mountain-North Slope          Δ Campbell HillΔ Sugarloaf
2012Δ Old Speck         Δ Cockspur Island HP Δ Marching Bears Ridge
2013Δ East Turner   Δ Todt Hill       Δ Manatee CoHP-X
2014Δ SugarloafΔ NottinghamΔ Grand Isle HPΔ Crum Hill Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ Burnt House PointΔ BlackΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Brasstown Bald Δ Hawkeye Point
2015Δ Whitten HillΔ LafayetteΔ EllenΔ Wachusett       Δ Buffalo RidgeΔ Hawkeye Point
2016   Δ Frissell      Δ Mobile CoHP Δ Driskill
2017   Δ GreylockΔ Marcy        
2018            Δ Magazine
2019Δ Traveler Mountain-Southeast SlopeΔ Pinnacle   Δ Point RenoΔ Fairfax CoHPΔ Spruce Knob  Δ Fort Frederica HPΔ ArvonΔ Hawkeye Point
2021 Δ Crotched Δ Jerimoth HillΔ Stonewall National Monument HPΔ Davis Δ (Grandview)   Δ Campbell Hill 


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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