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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Dave Dunham's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 35, or 8.57%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain12741000Southern Catskills219.5 
2.Hunter Mountain1231652Central Catskills23.72013-07-31
3.Bearpen Mountain1097512Northwest Catskills14.5 
4.Graham Mountain1179362Southwest Catskills14.3 
5.Black Dome1213628Northern Catskills13.6 
6.High Peak1114517Northern Catskills6.7 
7.Panther Mountain1134293Southern Catskills6.4 
8.Plateau Mountain1170536Central Catskills6.4 
9.Balsam Mountain1097173Southwest Catskills6.2 
10.Halcott Mountain1073213Northwest Catskills5.4 
11.West Kill Mountain1183372Central Catskills5.0 
12.North Dome1100350Central Catskills4.9 
13.Windham High Peak1074227Northern Catskills4.91991-07-28
14.Table Mountain1173198Southern Catskills4.8 
15.Balsam Lake Mountain1134140Southwest Catskills3.8 
16.Rusk Mountain1122226Central Catskills3.5 
17.Eagle Mountain1097146Southwest Catskills3.1 
18.Vly Mountain1076198Northwest Catskills3.0 
19.Big Indian Mountain1128153Southwest Catskills2.7 
20.Fir Mountain1103128Southwest Catskills2.4 
21.Cornell Mountain1177183Southern Catskills2.4 
22.Doubletop Mountain1177269Southwest Catskills2.2 
23.Sugarloaf Mountain1158359Central Catskills2.1 
24.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114055Central Catskills2.0 
25.Mount Sherrill1079159Central Catskills2.0 
26.Twin Mountain1109249Central Catskills1.8 
27.Lone Mountain113485Southern Catskills1.8 
28.Friday Mountain112659Southern Catskills1.6 
29.Blackhead1201152Northern Catskills1.51991-07-28
30.Rocky Mountain106994Southern Catskills1.4 
31.Balsam Cap110474Southern Catskills1.2 
32.Wittenberg Mountain115261Southern Catskills1.1 
33.Thomas Cole Mountain120161Northern Catskills1.1 
34.Indian Head1089138Central Catskills.9 
35.Peekamoose Mountain117155Southern Catskills.8 

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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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