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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 36, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
 Slide Mountain42003310Southern Catskills136.41013 
 Hunter Mountain40602180Central Catskills14.6891 
 Black Dome40002100Northern Catskills8.4574 
 Thomas Cole Mountain3960240Northern Catskills.7499 
 Blackhead3960540Northern Catskills.9679 
 West Kill Mountain39001260Central Catskills3.0410 
 Doubletop Mountain3880920Southwest Catskills1.4247 
 Cornell Mountain3880640Southern Catskills1.4521 
 Graham Mountain38681208Southwest Catskills8.2311 
 Plateau Mountain38601800Central Catskills3.3451 
 Table Mountain3847667Southern Catskills2.5422 
 Peekamoose Mountain3843203Southern Catskills.5440 
 Sugarloaf Mountain38201220Central Catskills1.2472 
 Wittenberg Mountain3800240Southern Catskills.7580 
 Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3760220Central Catskills.8360 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak374080Central Catskills.3193 
 Balsam Lake Mountain3740500Southwest Catskills2.2518 
 Panther Mountain37401000Southern Catskills3.4559 
 Lone Mountain3721301Southern Catskills.8283 
 Big Indian Mountain3720540Southwest Catskills1.6318 
 Rusk Mountain3700780Central Catskills2.2292 
 Friday Mountain3694214Southern Catskills.9290 
 Twin Mountain3660860Central Catskills.9529 
 Kaaterskill High Peak36551715Northern Catskills4.0331 
 Fir Mountain3640460Southwest Catskills1.5279 
 Balsam Cap3623263Southern Catskills.7294 
 Bearpen Mountain36201720Northwest Catskills9.0336 
 Eagle Mountain3620520Southwest Catskills1.7339 
 Balsam Mountain3620610Southwest Catskills2.3471 
 North Dome36101170Central Catskills2.7264 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3600140Central Catskills.5272 
 Indian Head3573473Central Catskills.6536 
 Camels Hump3560100Northern Catskills.4149 
 Mount Sherrill3560560Central Catskills1.1251 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak354060Northwest Catskills.678 
 Halcott Mountain3540740Northwest Catskills3.3257 
 Vly Mountain3529669Northwest Catskills1.7309 
 Windham High Peak3524764Northern Catskills2.9480 
 Rocky Mountain3508328Southern Catskills.8277 
 Mill Brook Ridge3500400Southwest Catskills1.831 

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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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