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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Eric Clark's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 35, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscentsAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain12741000Southern Catskills219.51013 
2.Hunter Mountain1231652Central Catskills23.6893 
3.Black Dome1213628Northern Catskills13.5574 
4.Blackhead1201152Northern Catskills1.4679 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain120161Northern Catskills1.1499 
6.West Kill Mountain1183372Central Catskills4.8410 
7.Graham Mountain1179362Southwest Catskills13.1311 
8.Doubletop Mountain1177268Southwest Catskills2.2247 
8.Cornell Mountain1177183Southern Catskills2.2521 
10.Table Mountain1173197Southern Catskills4.0422 
11.Peekamoose Mountain117156Southern Catskills.8440 
12.Plateau Mountain1170536Central Catskills5.3451 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain1158360Central Catskills2.0472 
14.Wittenberg Mountain115261Southern Catskills1.1580 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114055Central Catskills1.3361 
16.Lone Mountain113486Southern Catskills1.3284 
17.Panther Mountain1134293Southern Catskills5.5559 
17.Balsam Lake Mountain1134140Southwest Catskills3.6518 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak113418Central Catskills.5193 
19.Big Indian Mountain1128152Southwest Catskills2.6318 
20.Friday Mountain112659Southern Catskills1.5290 
21.Rusk Mountain1122226Central Catskills3.5293 
22.Kaaterskill High Peak1114517Northern Catskills6.5331 
23.Twin Mountain1109250Central Catskills1.5529 
24.Balsam Cap110474Southern Catskills1.1294 
25.Fir Mountain1103128Southwest Catskills2.4279 
26.North Dome1100351Central Catskills4.4264 
27.Bearpen Mountain1097512Northwest Catskills14.4336 
27.Balsam Mountain1097174Southwest Catskills3.6471 
27.Eagle Mountain1097146Southwest Catskills2.7339 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109130Central Catskills.8272 
30.Indian Head1089138Central Catskills.9536 
31.Mount Sherrill1079158Central Catskills1.8251 
 Camels Hump107918Northern Catskills.7149 
32.Vly Mountain1076198Northwest Catskills2.7309 
33.Windham High Peak1074227Northern Catskills4.6480 
34.Halcott Mountain1073213Northwest Catskills5.4257 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak10736Northwest Catskills1.078 
35.Rocky Mountain106994Southern Catskills1.2278 
 Mill Brook Ridge1061110Southwest Catskills2.931 

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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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