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Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

Showing Michael Petcher's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (13 out of 55, or 23.64%)

RankPeak Prom-M
StateRange (Level 4)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Katahdin13101606MaineLongfellow Mountains254.8Unknown
1.Old Speck8351274MaineWhite Mountains33.2Unknown
3.Mount Washington18801917New HampshireWhite Mountains1318.91999-02-01
4.Mount Lafayette10361609New HampshireWhite Mountains27.92003-08-20
5.Mount Osceola6341329New HampshireWhite Mountains9.72009-02-15
6.Mount Moosilauke8941464New HampshireWhite Mountains20.32009-02-28
7.Mount Carrigain6891438New HampshireWhite Mountains9.42009-07-11
8.Carter Dome8601473New HampshireWhite Mountains8.72009-09-12
9.Mount Cabot8171274New HampshireWhite Mountains21.02009-10-17
10.Kinsman Mountain7431328New HampshireWhite Mountains7.52010-01-23
11.Bigelow Mountain8731263MaineLongfellow Mountains12.92010-08-01
12.Saddleback Mountain7461256MaineLongfellow Mountains15.62010-10-03
13.Sugarloaf Mountain9711298MaineLongfellow Mountains104.32010-10-23
 Mount Marcy15011629New YorkAdirondack Mountains208.6 
 Algonquin Peak6491559New YorkAdirondack Mountains6.1 
 Whiteface Mountain9531483New YorkAdirondack Mountains25.6 
 Dix Mountain8701480New YorkAdirondack Mountains9.1 
 Giant Mountain9101410New YorkAdirondack Mountains10.2 
 Santanoni Peak7441404New YorkAdirondack Mountains12.2 
 Mount Mansfield11131339VermontGreen Mountains83.6 
 Seward Mountain6261330New YorkAdirondack Mountains8.7 
 Killington Peak10171291VermontGreen Mountains90.6 
 Slide Mountain10091280New YorkCatskill Mountains219.5 
 Mount Ellen6491244VermontGreen Mountains43.0 
  or Camels Hump5791250VermontGreen Mountains18.1 
 Hunter Mountain6641237New YorkCatskill Mountains23.7 
 Black Dome6401219New YorkCatskill Mountains13.6 
 Snow Mountain7131207MaineLongfellow Mountains36.8 
 Stratton Mountain7391201VermontGreen Mountains57.8 
 Snowy Mountain6881188New YorkAdirondack Mountains45.3 
 Equinox Mountain9381176VermontTaconic Range17.8 
 Jay Peak9061176VermontGreen Mountains46.9 
 Lyon Mountain6901170New YorkAdirondack Mountains35.2 
 Baldpate Mountain6851158MaineLongfellow Mountains6.5 
 Dorset Mountain8711152VermontTaconic Range17.5 
 Elephant Mountain6321150MaineLongfellow Mountains19.7 
 Coburn Mountain7671133MaineLongfellow Mountains37.6 
 Kibby Mountain6931114MaineLongfellow Mountains19.1 
 White Cap Mountain7971114MaineLongfellow Mountains44.3 
 Mount Putnam7561110VermontGreen Mountains16.4 
 Boundary Bald Mountain6131109MaineLongfellow Mountains33.7 
 The Traveler7191085MaineLongfellow Mountains15.9 
 Baker Mountain6711073MaineLongfellow Mountains11.7 
 Doubletop Mountain6361063MaineLongfellow Mountains4.0 
 Mount Greylock7571063MassachusettsTaconic Range38.1 
 East Mountain6821048VermontNew England Upland19.4 
 Signal Mountain6581030VermontNew England Upland33.1 
 Cold Hollow Mountains High Point6661020VermontGreen Mountains11.1 
 Smarts Mountain670987New HampshireNew England Upland17.0 
 Big Moose Mountain651974MaineLongfellow Mountains24.5 
 Grand Monadnock661966New HampshireNew England Upland66.3 
 Mount Ascutney704960VermontNew England Upland24.5 
 Grass Mountain674948VermontTaconic Range12.5 
 Mount Shaw716911New HampshireNew England Upland22.9 
 Mount Kearsarge646896New HampshireNew England Upland29.9 
 Black Mountain707811New YorkAdirondack Mountains35.2 

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List Description

List Info

Northeastern hikers are notorious peakbaggers, but this list has not yet received a great deal of attention. Since it is based on prominence and not elevation, it does not have the focus on the high peaks of the White Mountains, Adirondacks, and other concentrations of high peaks. Instead, it presents a very well-balanced selection of peaks scattered all over the northeast; 15 in Maine, 13 in Vermont, 13 in New York, 12 in New Hampshire, and Greylock in Massachusetts. Over half these peaks (29) are under 4000 feet, and 13 are even below 3500 feet.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 2000 by Roy Schweiker, Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Ron Tagliapietra.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.


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