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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
 Slide Mountain12741000Southern Catskills219.51005 
 Hunter Mountain1231652Central Catskills23.6882 
 Black Dome1213628Northern Catskills13.5568 
 Thomas Cole Mountain120161Northern Catskills1.1495 
 Blackhead1201152Northern Catskills1.4673 
 West Kill Mountain1183372Central Catskills4.8405 
 Graham Mountain1179362Southwest Catskills13.1305 
 Doubletop Mountain1177268Southwest Catskills2.2244 
 Cornell Mountain1177183Southern Catskills2.2517 
 Table Mountain1173197Southern Catskills4.0420 
 Peekamoose Mountain117156Southern Catskills.8438 
 Plateau Mountain1170536Central Catskills5.3449 
 Sugarloaf Mountain1158360Central Catskills2.0467 
 Wittenberg Mountain115261Southern Catskills1.1576 
 Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114055Central Catskills1.3358 
 Lone Mountain113486Southern Catskills1.3280 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak113418Central Catskills.5192 
 Balsam Lake Mountain1134140Southwest Catskills3.6511 
 Panther Mountain1134293Southern Catskills5.5556 
 Big Indian Mountain1128152Southwest Catskills2.6317 
 Friday Mountain112659Southern Catskills1.5287 
 Rusk Mountain1122226Central Catskills3.5284 
 Kaaterskill High Peak1114517Northern Catskills6.5326 
 Twin Mountain1109250Central Catskills1.5522 
 Balsam Cap110474Southern Catskills1.1291 
 Fir Mountain1103128Southwest Catskills2.4277 
 North Dome1100351Central Catskills4.4261 
 Bearpen Mountain1097512Northwest Catskills14.4333 
 Eagle Mountain1097146Southwest Catskills2.7337 
 Balsam Mountain1097174Southwest Catskills3.6469 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109130Central Catskills.8269 
 Indian Head1089138Central Catskills.9525 
 Camels Hump107918Northern Catskills.7149 
 Mount Sherrill1079158Central Catskills1.8248 
 Vly Mountain1076198Northwest Catskills2.7308 
 Windham High Peak1074227Northern Catskills4.6477 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak10736Northwest Catskills1.077 
 Halcott Mountain1073213Northwest Catskills5.4254 
 Rocky Mountain106994Southern Catskills1.2274 
 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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