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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
25.Balsam Cap3623263  
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3740500  
26.Balsam Mountain3620610  
26.Bearpen Mountain36201720  
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak354060  
19.Big Indian Mountain3720540  
3.Black Dome40002100  
 Camels Hump3560100  
7.Cornell Mountain3880640  
7.Doubletop Mountain3880920  
26.Eagle Mountain3620520  
24.Fir Mountain3640460  
21.Friday Mountain3694214  
9.Graham Mountain38681208  
32.Halcott Mountain3540740  
2.Hunter Mountain40602180  
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3760220  
30.Indian Head3573473  
23.Kaaterskill High Peak36551715  
18.Lone Mountain3721301  
36.Mill Brook Ridge3500400  
31.Mount Sherrill3560560  
29.North Dome36101170  
16.Panther Mountain37401000  
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843203  
10.Plateau Mountain38601800  
35.Rocky Mountain3508328  
20.Rusk Mountain3700780  
1.Slide Mountain42003310  
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38201220  
11.Table Mountain3847667  
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3960240  
22.Twin Mountain3660860  
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3600140  
33.Vly Mountain3529669  
6.West Kill Mountain39001260  
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak374080  
34.Windham High Peak3524764  
14.Wittenberg Mountain3800240  

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

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

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.


     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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