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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Chris Calabrese's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 36, or 2.78%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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 Prom-Ft
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Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain42003310Southern Catskills136.42013-05-05
2.Hunter Mountain40602180Central Catskills14.7 
3.Black Dome40002100Northern Catskills8.4 
4.Blackhead3960540Northern Catskills1.0 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3960240Northern Catskills.7 
6.West Kill Mountain39001260Central Catskills3.1 
7.Doubletop Mountain3880920Southwest Catskills1.4 
7.Cornell Mountain3880640Southern Catskills1.5 
9.Graham Mountain38681208Southwest Catskills8.9 
10.Plateau Mountain38601800Central Catskills4.0 
11.Table Mountain3847667Southern Catskills3.0 
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843203Southern Catskills.5 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38201220Central Catskills1.3 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3800240Southern Catskills.7 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3760220Central Catskills1.3 
16.Panther Mountain37401000Southern Catskills4.0 
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3740500Southwest Catskills2.4 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak374080Central Catskills.5 
18.Lone Mountain3721301Southern Catskills1.1 
19.Big Indian Mountain3720540Southwest Catskills1.7 
20.Rusk Mountain3700780Central Catskills2.2 
21.Friday Mountain3694214Southern Catskills1.0 
22.Twin Mountain3660860Central Catskills1.1 
23.High Peak36551715Northern Catskills4.2 
24.Fir Mountain3640460Southwest Catskills1.5 
25.Balsam Cap3623263Southern Catskills.8 
26.Bearpen Mountain36201720Northwest Catskills9.0 
26.Balsam Mountain3620610Southwest Catskills3.9 
26.Eagle Mountain3620520Southwest Catskills2.0 
29.North Dome36101170Central Catskills3.1 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3600140Central Catskills.5 
30.Indian Head3573473Central Catskills.6 
31.Mount Sherrill3560560Central Catskills1.2 
 Camels Hump3560100Northern Catskills.7 
32.Halcott Mountain3540740Northwest Catskills3.4 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak354060Northwest Catskills.8 
33.Vly Mountain3529669Northwest Catskills1.9 
34.Windham High Peak3524764Northern Catskills3.0 
35.Rocky Mountain3508328Southern Catskills.9 
36.Mill Brook Ridge3500400Southwest Catskills2.0 

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List Description

In the Northeastern United States, 4000 feet is the magic number for most of the famous peakbagging lists. However, the Catskill Mountains of south-central New York State only have two peaks above this threshold, so the best-known Catskill peak list is the 3500 footers.

Despite the low elevations (compared to the higher summits of New England and the Adirondacks), this is a challenging list to complete, with many of the summits reachable only by bushwhacking. Catskill terrain and trails can be very tough, with steep descents and thick vegatation. 15 of these summits have no maintained trail.

Another interesting wrinkle with this list is that the Catskill Mountain Club requires hikers to climb four of these summits (Slide, Blackhead, Balsam, and Panther) twice, including once in the winter, to obtain official recognition.

Links

     Catskill 3500 Club

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC Catskill Mountain Guide, 2nd: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the Catskills (Kick)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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