Catskills 3500 Club

It’s interesting to me that I’ve never hiked in the Catskills before deciding to tackle this list of the 35 peaks there over 3500 feet. On a good traffic day, I can get there in about 2.5 hours and some of the trails are truly beautiful. Heck, I think I can knock out this list over a series of 1 day treks. We shall see.

To officially warrant inclusion into the 3500 Club, I must climb Slide, Blackhead, Balsam and Panther mountains again in winter – making the total climbs 39. A whole host of them do not have trails to the top and the bushwhacking through the spruce, fir and pine trees is legendarily awful. I can’t wait.

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View from Wittenberg Mountain in the Catskills, 8/27/2009

Rank Peak Elevation My Hike Report
1 Slide 4180 8/29/2009
1a Slide (Winter) 4180 2/21/2014
2 Hunter 4040
3 Black Dome 3980 10/9/2010
4 Thomas Cole 3940 10/9/2010
5 Blackhead 3940 10/9/2010
5a Blackhead (Winter) 3940
6 West Kill 3880
7 Graham + 3868
8 Doubletop * 3860
9 Cornell 3860 8/29/2009
10 Table 3847
11 Peekamoose 3843
12 Plateau 3840
13 Sugarloaf (Mink) 3800
14 Wittenberg 3780 8/29/2009
15 Southwest Hunter (Leavitt Peak) * 3740
16 Balsam Lake 3723
17 Lone * 3721
18 Panther 3720
18a Panther (Winter) 3720 3/8/2012
19 Big Indian 3700
20 Friday * 3694
21 Rusk * 3680
22 Kaaterskill High Peak + 3655
23 Twin 3640
24 Balsam Cap 3623
25 Fir * 3620
26 North Dome * 3610
27 Eagle 3600
28 Balsam 3610 10/6/2014
28a Balsam (Winter) 3610 2/21/2014
29 Bearpen + 3600
30 Indian Head 3573
31 Sherrill * 3540 10/6/2014
32 Halcott * 3537
33 Vly * 3529
34 Windham High Peak 3524 10/8/2010
35 Rocky * 3508


* Trail-less summits with registers
+Summits without maintained trails or registers

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