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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
TotalRound 1
(0)
1.Bearpen Mountain36101700  
2.Kaaterskill High Peak36551705  
3.Windham High Peak3524754  
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3950220  
5.Black Dome39902080  
6.Blackhead3950520  
7.Hunter Mountain40502160  
8.West Kill Mountain38901240  
9.Plateau Mountain38501780  
10.Sugarloaf Mountain38101200  
11.Balsam Lake Mountain3730480  
12.Graham Mountain38681198  
13.Big Indian Mountain3710520  
14.Doubletop Mountain3870900  
15.Panther Mountain3730980  
16.Wittenberg Mountain3790220  
17.Cornell Mountain3870620  
18.Slide Mountain41903295  
19.Lone Mountain3721291  
20.Table Mountain3847657  
21.Peekamoose Mountain3843193  
22.Friday Mountain3694204  
23.Balsam Cap3623253  
24.Rocky Mountain3508318  
25.North Dome36101160  
26.Mount Sherrill3550540  
27.Rusk Mountain3690760  
28.Twin Mountain3650840  
29.Indian Head3573463  
30.Halcott Mountain3530720  
31.Vly Mountain3529659  
32.Fir Mountain3630440  
33.Eagle Mountain3610500  
34.Balsam Mountain3610590  
 Mill Brook Ridge3490380  
 Camels Hump355080  
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak353040  
38.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3750200  
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak373070  
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3590120  

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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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(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

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