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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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24.Balsam Cap110474  
17.Balsam Lake Mountain1134140  
27.Balsam Mountain1097174  
27.Bearpen Mountain1097512  
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak10736  
19.Big Indian Mountain1128152  
3.Black Dome1213628  
4.Blackhead1201152  
 Camels Hump107918  
8.Cornell Mountain1177183  
8.Doubletop Mountain1177268  
27.Eagle Mountain1097146  
25.Fir Mountain1103128  
20.Friday Mountain112659  
7.Graham Mountain1179362  
34.Halcott Mountain1073213  
2.Hunter Mountain1231652  
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114055  
30.Indian Head1089138  
22.Kaaterskill High Peak1114517  
16.Lone Mountain113486  
 Mill Brook Ridge1061110  
31.Mount Sherrill1079158  
26.North Dome1100351  
17.Panther Mountain1134293  
11.Peekamoose Mountain117156  
12.Plateau Mountain1170536  
35.Rocky Mountain106994  
21.Rusk Mountain1122226  
1.Slide Mountain12741000  
13.Sugarloaf Mountain1158360  
10.Table Mountain1173197  
4.Thomas Cole Mountain120161  
23.Twin Mountain1109250  
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109130  
32.Vly Mountain1076198  
6.West Kill Mountain1183372  
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak113418  
33.Windham High Peak1074227  
14.Wittenberg Mountain115261  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

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Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Matt Varney, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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.

 


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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