Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Ken Oeser'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  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1963        Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
1987Δ Cadillac            
1991          Δ Cheaha Δ Taum Sauk
1992     Δ BackboneΔ RogersΔ Spruce Knob Δ MitchellΔ Brasstown BaldΔ EagleΔ Magazine
1993Δ KatahdinΔ WashingtonΔ MansfieldΔ GreylockΔ MarcyΔ High Point       
1999       Δ Lockhart BluffΔ Haw KnobΔ Haw Knob Δ Jay CoHPΔ Perry CoHP
2000      Δ High KnobΔ Frenchman KnobΔ GuyotΔ GuyotΔ HernandezΔ Buffalo RidgeΔ O'Brien CoHP
2001    Δ Connecticut HillΔ Blue KnobΔ WhitetopΔ Weiss KnobΔ Snake Mountain-N PkΔ Richland BalsamΔ BloodΔ Summit CoHPΔ Cass CoHP
2002      Δ Comers RockΔ Black Mountain-Northeast HighΔ Cumberland CoHPΔ FisherΔ Blount CoHPΔ Lawrence CoHP 
2003       Δ Ryans Creek  Δ FoxΔ Blue MoundsΔ Allamakee CoHP
2004      Δ Chestnut RidgeΔ Thorny Flat Δ Potato KnobΔ Rabun BaldΔ Nobles CoHPΔ Rich
2005      Δ Apple Orchard  Δ TryonΔ Pine Log  
2006Δ FryeΔ KearsargeΔ KillingtonΔ Wachusett   Δ Bell Knob Δ Sandymush BaldΔ Becks Mountain Northeast Δ Wakulla CoHP
2007       Δ Floyd CoHP  Δ CarmelΔ Sugarbush HillΔ Chickasaw CoHP
2008     Δ Prince Georges CoHPΔ Amelia CoHPΔ Keeney Knob Δ Pitt CoHPΔ Graveyard Hill Δ Oak Hill
2009   Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Tuscarora Δ Myles Knob  Δ Washington CoHP Δ Polk CoHP
2010Δ Old SpeckΔ LafayetteΔ Abraham       Δ Thicketty Δ Lebanon
2011    Δ Gurnsey BenchmarkΔ Crawford CoHP Δ Buzzard RidgeΔ Le Conte Δ Henry KnobΔ Trautman HillΔ Lead Hill
2012 Δ Monadnock Δ Crum Hill Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHPΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Porte CrayonΔ Laurel Top-Southwest RidgeΔ TheΔ Water Tanks Δ Saint Louis CoHP
2013Δ SugarloafΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll CoHPΔ Ellen Δ Jaynes HillΔ Bald     Δ Meteor Hill 
2014   Δ Burley Hill Δ Second Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP  Δ GuyotΔ Guyot Δ McLean CoHPΔ Thacker
2015       Δ Adair CoHP Δ Warren CoHP Δ Pipestone CoHPΔ Garlands Knob
2016Δ ClarkΔ Copple CrownΔ StrattonΔ Bald Hill Range Δ Mine     Δ Mower CoHP 
2017    Δ Brace   Δ Britton Hill Δ Big BaldΔ Quadna 
2018     Δ Point Reno  Δ Look RockΔ BakerΔ Coldbranch Δ Whiting
2019           Δ SummitΔ Morton Benchmark
2020          Δ Lexington CoHP Δ West Carroll Parish HP


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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