Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Jackson'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    


1950         Δ Grassy   
1951         Δ Grassy   
1952         Δ Mitchell   
1953         Δ Tablerock   
1954         Δ Grassy   
1955        Δ CloudlandΔ Cloudland   
1956         Δ Grassy   
1957         Δ Linville  Δ South Anastasia Island HP
1958         Δ Shumont   
1959         Δ Grassy   
1960         Δ Grassy   
1961Δ CadillacΔ New Zealand Hill   Δ Little Round TopΔ Rattlesnake Point  Δ Grassy   
1962         Δ Grassy   
1963         Δ Grassy   
1964         Δ Grassy   
1965         Δ Grassy   
1966         Δ Grassy   
1967         Δ Grassy   
1968         Δ Grassy   
1969         Δ GrassyΔ Stone  
1970         Δ GrassyΔ Kennesaw  
1971         Δ LinvilleΔ Brasstown Bald  
1972         Δ Grassy   
1973         Δ Grassy   
1974         Δ Grassy   
1975         Δ Grassy   
1976         Δ Mitchell   
1977      Δ PinnacleΔ Pinnacle Δ Grassy  Δ Iron
1978         Δ Grassy   
1982            Δ Iron
1983         Δ Mitchell   
1984         Δ Roan High Bluff   
1985        Δ Round BaldΔ Mitchell   
1987    Δ Liberty Island HP        
1988            Δ Iron
1989        Δ Round BaldΔ Mitchell   
1990   Δ Cobble         
1991         Δ Rough Ridge-Ship Rock   
1992         Δ Black Balsam Knob   
1993         Δ Black Balsam Knob   
1995    Δ Giant Ledge Δ Stony Man  Δ Craig   
1997     Δ High Point   Δ Roan High Bluff  Δ Sugarloaf
1998   Δ Fiske Hill         
1999   Δ Greylock    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Clingmans Dome   
2001         Δ Rough Ridge-Ship Rock   
2002    Δ Sky Top Δ Whitetop      
2004         Δ Stony Knob   
2005         Δ Morrow   
2006 Δ Cathedral Ledge           
2007    Δ Whiteface        
2010        Δ LookoutΔ MitchellΔ Sassafras Δ Britton Hill
2011  Δ EquinoxΔ GreylockΔ Brace     Δ Blood Δ Lake Louisa State Park HP
2012            Δ Tomoka Point
2013     Δ South Mountain-Pine Knob      Δ Lake Norris Hill
2014     Δ Baltimore CoHP  Δ Wayne CoHP Δ Caesars Head Δ Woodall
2015     Δ Backbone Δ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHP Δ Little PisgahΔ Bird Δ Jessamine Lake Northeast
2016     Δ Tuscarora  Δ Roan High KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ ThickettyΔ Timms HillΔ Leon CoHP
2017   Δ Crum HillΔ BerlinΔ WelshΔ Fairfax CoHP  Δ TruckwheelΔ Tray Δ Ocala National Forest HP
2018     Δ BaldpateΔ Rogers  Δ Potato KnobΔ Oglethorpe Δ Citrus CoHP
2019      Δ Apple Orchard  Δ Elk KnobΔ Graveyard HillΔ Saint Clair CoHPΔ Taum Sauk
2020      Δ HazeltopΔ Spruce Knob Δ Forsyth CoHPΔ Horry CoHP Δ Morgan CoHP
2021      Δ Rocky Δ Haw KnobΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Carmel Benchmark  


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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