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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing John Sasso's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 36, or 97.22%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
2.Hunter Mountain40602180Central Catskills14.62011-01-01
6.West Kill Mountain39001260Central Catskills3.02012-02-04
10.Plateau Mountain38601800Central Catskills3.32011-01-15
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38201220Central Catskills1.22011-01-15
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3760220Central Catskills.82011-01-01
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak374080Central Catskills.3 
20.Rusk Mountain3700780Central Catskills2.22011-01-09
22.Twin Mountain3660860Central Catskills.92011-04-09
29.North Dome36101170Central Catskills2.72011-11-25
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3600140Central Catskills.5 
30.Indian Head3573473Central Catskills.62011-04-09
31.Mount Sherrill3560560Central Catskills1.12011-11-25
3.Black Dome40002100Northern Catskills8.42012-01-08
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3960240Northern Catskills.72012-01-08
4.Blackhead3960540Northern Catskills.92012-01-08
23.Kaaterskill High Peak36551715Northern Catskills4.02010-11-24
 Camels Hump3560100Northern Catskills.4 
34.Windham High Peak3524764Northern Catskills2.92012-01-01
26.Bearpen Mountain36201720Northwest Catskills9.02011-12-26
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak354060Northwest Catskills.6 
32.Halcott Mountain3540740Northwest Catskills3.32011-12-17
33.Vly Mountain3529669Northwest Catskills1.72011-12-26
1.Slide Mountain42003310Southern Catskills136.42011-03-13
7.Cornell Mountain3880640Southern Catskills1.42011-03-13
11.Table Mountain3847667Southern Catskills2.52012-02-25
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843203Southern Catskills.52012-02-25
14.Wittenberg Mountain3800240Southern Catskills.72011-10-08
16.Panther Mountain37401000Southern Catskills3.42011-12-31
18.Lone Mountain3721301Southern Catskills.82012-04-21
21.Friday Mountain3694214Southern Catskills.92011-01-29
25.Balsam Cap3623263Southern Catskills.72011-01-29
35.Rocky Mountain3508328Southern Catskills.82011-11-26
7.Doubletop Mountain3880920Southwest Catskills1.42011-11-19
9.Graham Mountain38681208Southwest Catskills8.22012-03-15
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3740500Southwest Catskills2.22011-12-22
19.Big Indian Mountain3720540Southwest Catskills1.62011-02-24
24.Fir Mountain3640460Southwest Catskills1.52011-02-24
26.Eagle Mountain3620520Southwest Catskills1.72011-02-05
26.Balsam Mountain3620610Southwest Catskills2.32011-02-05
36.Mill Brook Ridge3500400Southwest Catskills1.8 

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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.


     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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