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Northeastern Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
TotalRound 1
(0)
1.Great GulfGreat Gulf Wilderness High Point591520  
2.Presidential Range-Dry RiverBoott Spur5502118  
3.High PeaksMount Marcy53444919  
4.PemigewassetMount Lafayette52603360  
5.Dix MountainDix Mountain48392822  
6.Wild RiverCarter Dome48322821  
7.Giant MountainGiant Mountain46262969  
8.Mckenzie MountainWhiteface Mountain-Southwest Slope429866  
9.Slide MountainSlide Mountain41903295  
10.Sandwich RangeNorth Tripyramid41801360  
11.Hunter-West Kill MountainHunter Mountain40502160  
12.Windham-Blackhead RangeBlack Dome39902080  
13.Sentinel RangeKilburn Mountain38811699  
14.West Canada LakePanther Mountain38621184  
15.Indian HeadPlateau Mountain38501780  
16.BreadloafBread Loaf Mountain38351425  
17.GlastenburyGlastenbury Mountain-West Slope371020  
17.Big IndianBig Indian Mountain3710520  
19.Hoffman NotchHoffman Mountain37041962  
20.Blue RidgeWakely Mountain-North Slope369120  
21.Jay MountainSaddleback Mountain36151270  
22.Peru PeakPeru Peak34351477  
23.Siamese PondsBig Range33761220  
24.Joseph BattellGillespie Peak33661183  
25.Silver LakeHamilton Mountain32581516  
26.Big BranchMount Tabor3061237  
27.Lye BrookLye Brook Meadows Peak2941311  
28.Pigeon LakeWest Mountain29231142  
29.Caribou-Speckled MountainSpeckled Mountain29061496  
30.George D. AikenAiken-yaw Mountain2618228  
31.Pharaoh LakePharaoh Mountain25561604  
32.Five PondsHitchins Pond Peak2463721  
33.Ha-de-ron-dahHa-de-ron-dah Wilderness High Point2359419  
34.William C. WhitneyAntediluvian Mountain2333513  
35.Bristol CliffsSouth Mountain2325715  
36.Round LakeLost Pond Peak2274262  
37.PepperboxTwin Ponds Peak2172207  
38.Hickory CreekHickory Creek Wilderness High Point1910   
39.Allegheny IslandsCrulls Island High Point115520  
40.Moosehorn-Baring UnitBald Mountain-South Peak405186  
41.Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeGreat Swamp Refuge High Point29020  
42.MoosehornMoosehorn Wilderness High Point21020  
43.Otis Pike Fire Island High DuneFire Island Wilderness High Point48   
44.MonomoyMonomoy Island High Point3535  
45.BrigantineBrigantine Refuge High Point13   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by James Verbonitz, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

This list shows the highest points in designated Wilderness Areas in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. These include the federally designated Wilderness Areas on National Forest and Wildlife Refuge land, plus the New York state Department of Conservation Wilderness Areas in the Adirondacks and Catskills. These two ranges are unique in the US in being managed by a state agency, not a federal one, and the state wildernesses are functionally equivalent to the federal ones. So it made sense to include their high points on this list.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.

 


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