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Northeast "115" 4000-footers

Showing John (Paradox) Messinger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (60 out of 115, or 52.17%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft StateRange (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington6288New HampshirePresidential Range61481979-06-21
2.Mount Whiteface4000New HampshireSandwich Range5601998-08-02
3.Mount Moosilauke4802New HampshireWestern White Mountains29321998-08-09
4.Mount Osceola4320New HampshireSandwich Range20001998-08-16
5.Mount Cabot4160New HampshireWhite Mountain North Country26611998-08-23
6.South Twin4902New HampshireFranconia Area15021998-08-27
6.North Twin4761New HampshireFranconia Area2811998-08-27
8.Mount Bond4698New HampshireFranconia Area2981998-08-28
8.West Bond4520New HampshireFranconia Area1601998-08-28
8.Bondcliffs4265New HampshireFranconia Area1851998-08-28
8.Zealand Mountain4240New HampshireFranconia Area2001998-08-28
12.Galehead Mountain4024New HampshireFranconia Area2641998-08-29
13.Mount Tecumseh4003New HampshireSandwich Range17231999-04-25
14.Wildcat Mountain4422New HampshireEastern White Mountains10341999-07-02
14.Wildcat D4062New HampshireEastern White Mountains2871999-07-02
16.Mount Lafayette5240New HampshireFranconia Area33201999-09-13
16.Mount Lincoln5089New HampshireFranconia Area1691999-09-13
18.Mount Jefferson5712New HampshirePresidential Range7531999-09-27
19.South Kinsman Mountain4358New HampshireWestern White Mountains23982000-08-05
19.North Kinsman Mountain4293New HampshireWestern White Mountains2532000-08-05
19.Cannon Mountain4080New HampshireWestern White Mountains7202000-08-05
22.Mount Garfield4480New HampshireFranconia Area8002000-08-13
23.Mount Liberty4459New HampshireFranconia Area3792000-09-30
24.Mount Carrigain4680New HampshireFranconia Area22232003-09-05
25.Mount Hancock4400New HampshireFranconia Area12002003-09-07
25.South Hancock4319New HampshireFranconia Area1592003-09-07
27.Carter Dome4832New HampshireEastern White Mountains28212003-09-13
27.Middle Carter Mountain4600New HampshireEastern White Mountains7002003-09-13
27.South Carter Mountain4420New HampshireEastern White Mountains2202003-09-13
30.Mount Moriah4049New HampshireEastern White Mountains9222003-09-27
31.Mount Field4320New HampshireFranconia Area16812003-10-03
31.Mount Willey4255New HampshireFranconia Area2552003-10-03
31.Mount Tom4051New HampshireFranconia Area3312003-10-03
34.Mount Hale4054New HampshireFranconia Area6142003-10-19
35.Mount Passaconaway4043New HampshireSandwich Range8032004-06-13
36.Mount Waumbek4006New HampshireWhite Mountain North Country12892004-07-11
37.Owls Head4025New HampshireFranconia Area8252006-04-22
38.Mount Adams5799New HampshirePresidential Range8612006-04-29
38.Mount Madison5366New HampshirePresidential Range4662006-04-29
40.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156New HampshireSandwich Range3162006-05-06
41.Mount Isolation4003New HampshirePresidential Range2032006-05-27
42.Mount Monroe5372New HampshirePresidential Range2542006-06-17
42.Mount Eisenhower4760New HampshirePresidential Range3352006-06-17
42.Mount Pierce4310New HampshirePresidential Range2302006-06-17
45.Mount Jackson4052New HampshirePresidential Range3322006-08-06
46.Mount Ellen4083VermontCentral Green Mountains21322006-09-17
46.Mount Abraham4006VermontCentral Green Mountains2862006-09-17
48.Saddleback Mountain4120MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges24462006-09-23
49.North Tripyramid4160New HampshireSandwich Range13202006-10-08
49.Middle Tripyramid4120New HampshireSandwich Range2402006-10-08
51.Nippletop4593New YorkAdirondack High Peaks13452007-08-10
51.Dial Mountain4003New YorkAdirondack High Peaks1642007-08-10
53.Cascade Mountain4098New YorkAdirondack High Peaks11782007-08-11
53.Porter Mountain4068New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2952007-08-11
55.North Brother4151MaineKatahdin Area12562007-09-29
56.Mount Flume4328New HampshireFranconia Area4082008-03-14
57.South Crocker Mountain4040MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges3402008-05-17
58.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn4041MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges4612008-05-18
59.Upper Wolfjaw Mountain4203New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2662009-01-16
60.Saddleback Mountain4528New YorkAdirondack High Peaks3612009-01-17
 Mount Marcy5344New YorkAdirondack High Peaks4914 
 Katahdin5268MaineKatahdin Area4288 
 Algonquin Peak5115New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2096 
 Mount Haystack4961New YorkAdirondack High Peaks827 
 Mount Skylight4925New YorkAdirondack High Peaks577 
 Whiteface Mountain4865New YorkNorthern Adirondacks3094 
 Iroquois Peak4843New YorkAdirondack High Peaks151 
 Gray Peak4826New YorkAdirondack High Peaks102 
 Basin Mountain4826New YorkAdirondack High Peaks725 
 Dix Mountain4823New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2789 
 Hamlin Peak4756MaineKatahdin Area496 
 Gothics4734New YorkAdirondack High Peaks699 
 Mount Colden4715New YorkAdirondack High Peaks876 
 Giant Mountain4626New YorkEastern Adirondacks2953 
 Santanoni Peak4606New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2408 
 Mount Redfield4606New YorkAdirondack High Peaks243 
 Wright Peak4587New YorkAdirondack High Peaks256 
 Panther Peak4442New YorkAdirondack High Peaks276 
 Armstrong Mountain4429New YorkAdirondack High Peaks98 
 Table Top Mountain4413New YorkAdirondack High Peaks410 
 Hough Peak4409New YorkAdirondack High Peaks374 
 Mount Mansfield4393VermontNorthern Green Mountains3633 
 Rocky Peak Ridge4390New YorkEastern Adirondacks617 
 Macomb Mountain4370New YorkAdirondack High Peaks564 
 Mount Marshall4364New YorkAdirondack High Peaks492 
 Allen Mountain4347New YorkAdirondack High Peaks640 
 Seward Mountain4331New YorkAdirondack High Peaks2021 
 Sugarloaf Mountain4240MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges3168 
 Esther Mountain4239New YorkNorthern Adirondacks302 
 Killington Peak4235VermontCentral Green Mountains3315 
 Crocker Mountain4226MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges1206 
 Big Slide Mountain4199New YorkAdirondack High Peaks1050 
 Slide Mountain4180New YorkSouthern Catskills3280 
 Lower Wolfjaw Mountain4173New YorkAdirondack High Peaks663 
 Phelps Mountain4160New YorkAdirondack High Peaks190 
 Old Speck4160MaineMahoosuc Range2700 
 Bigelow Mountain4145MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges2845 
 Street Mountain4134New YorkAdirondack High Peaks1247 
 Sawteeth4134New YorkAdirondack High Peaks459 
 Donaldson Mountain4108New YorkAdirondack High Peaks138 
 Seymour Mountain4091New YorkAdirondack High Peaks1007 
 Avery Peak4088MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges268 
 Camels Hump4080VermontCentral Green Mountains1860 
 South Dix4068New YorkAdirondack High Peaks164 
 Mount Abraham4040MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges880 
 Hunter Mountain4040New YorkCentral Catskills2140 
 Mount Emmons4039New YorkAdirondack High Peaks102 
 Mount Colvin4035New YorkAdirondack High Peaks689 
 East Dix Mountain4026New YorkAdirondack High Peaks318 
 Mount Redington4000MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges440 
 Spaulding Mountain4000MaineRangeley-Stratton Ranges585 
 Blake Peak3970New YorkAdirondack High Peaks558 
 Cliff Mountain3944New YorkAdirondack High Peaks466 
 Nye Mountain3839New YorkAdirondack High Peaks66 
 Couchsachraga Peak3793New YorkAdirondack High Peaks249 

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List Description

This list combines the Appalachian Mountain Club's New England 4000-footer list, the Adirondack 46er list, and the two Catskill 4000-foot summits to create what is, in theory, a master list of Northeast USA 4000-foot peaks.

But this list is really an aesthetic disaster. The AMC lists have changed over time to reflect new survey elevations, and at one point this list was called the "Northeast 111" prior to the promotion of 4 summits in ME and NH to 4000-footer status over the past couple decades. And despite the goal of the AMC to use a strict prominence cutoff, there remain at least two inconsistencies with the contour maps. However, the AMC lists are nothing like the infamous 46er list, which has not changed since the 1930s and remains stuck in a time warp, despite many changes in peak elevations. So the "Northeast 115" list is a mixture of apples and oranges.

However, this list does combine two very popular and historically significant lists into one, and it remains a well-known yardstick for serious Northeastern peakbaggers.

Using a strict, consistent, contour-map based prominence cutoff for peaks, this list of Northeast 4000-footers shows 109 peaks. 68 are in New England, matching closely the 67 on the AMC list (the AMC does not include the Mansfield Nose or Guyot, but does include South Hancock). But only 39 of the 46ers are now over 4000 feet and have 160 feet of clean prominence based on the latest maps.


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