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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-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
 Slide Mountain41803280Southern Catskills136.41013 
 Hunter Mountain40402140Central Catskills14.6893 
 Black Dome39802060Northern Catskills8.4574 
 Thomas Cole Mountain3940200Northern Catskills.7499 
 Blackhead3940500Northern Catskills.9679 
 West Kill Mountain38801220Central Catskills3.0410 
 Graham Mountain38681188Southwest Catskills8.2311 
 Doubletop Mountain3860880Southwest Catskills1.4247 
 Cornell Mountain3860600Southern Catskills1.4521 
 Table Mountain3847647Southern Catskills2.5422 
 Peekamoose Mountain3843183Southern Catskills.5440 
 Plateau Mountain38401760Central Catskills3.3451 
 Sugarloaf Mountain38001180Central Catskills1.2472 
 Wittenberg Mountain3780200Southern Catskills.7581 
 Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3740180Central Catskills.8361 
 Lone Mountain3721281Southern Catskills.8284 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak372060Central Catskills.3193 
 Balsam Lake Mountain3720460Southwest Catskills2.2518 
 Panther Mountain3720960Southern Catskills3.4559 
 Big Indian Mountain3700500Southwest Catskills1.6318 
 Friday Mountain3694194Southern Catskills.9290 
 Rusk Mountain3680740Central Catskills2.2293 
 Kaaterskill High Peak36551695Northern Catskills4.0332 
 Twin Mountain3640820Central Catskills.9529 
 Balsam Cap3623243Southern Catskills.7294 
 Fir Mountain3620420Southwest Catskills1.5279 
 North Dome36101150Central Catskills2.7264 
 Bearpen Mountain36001680Northwest Catskills9.0336 
 Eagle Mountain3600480Southwest Catskills1.7339 
 Balsam Mountain3600570Southwest Catskills2.3471 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3580100Central Catskills.5272 
 Indian Head3573453Central Catskills.6536 
 Camels Hump354060Northern Catskills.4149 
 Mount Sherrill3540520Central Catskills1.1251 
 Vly Mountain3529649Northwest Catskills1.7309 
 Windham High Peak3524744Northern Catskills2.9480 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak352020Northwest Catskills.678 
 Halcott Mountain3520700Northwest Catskills3.3257 
 Rocky Mountain3508308Southern Catskills.8278 
 Mill Brook Ridge3480360Southwest 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.


     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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