New York 2000' Prominence Peaks
eakbaggers like to climb peaks. In fact some would say they are obsessed with climbing peaks!
And most hikers and climbers who call themselves "peakbaggers" endevour to climb certain lists of peaks,
such as all those above a certain elevation in some region. If you follow some of the accounts below you'll get the idea.
This page is one of those lists into which I have linked reports of my own climbs and hikes and I have included links
to location information for others who may be interested.
For some background, here's an outline of what prominence is all about on Aaron Maizlish's excellent site:
Topographic Prominence. And here's Aaron's prominence map
of New York and New England:
Northeastern U.S. Prominence Map.
The list below for New York is based on that map, with detailed prominence
data taken from Greg Slayden's mountain database:
And why 2000'? Well, it's a nice number and it gives a conveniently short list
(the lower you go,the more peaks you
get - fast). So what's #14, Saddleback Mountain, with 1919' of prominence, doing on the list? Well, when the list
was originally researched, it was though that this was a "possible" 2000' prominence. Now it looks like it isn't, but
what's one more peak? So I left it on my list.
Peaks on the list are listed in order of prominence, irrespective of their elevation or when I climbed them (or even if
I haven't yet climbed them). I hope you like this layout and maybe it will
inspire a few others to get out there and climb a mountain! Climb two! Climb them all!
As of May 22, 2005, I have climber 3 out of the 14 peaks on this list.
As always comments and suggestions are welcome. Just click here to
send me a note.