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New York 2000' Prominence Peaks

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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: Peakbagger.com

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.

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New York's 2000' Prominence Peaks (click for my trip report) Location (click for Topozone map)
Not yet
climbed
#1 - Mount Marcy, Adirondacks
Elevation: 5331', Prominence: 4912'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Mount Marcy
#2 - Slide Mountain, Catskills
Elevation: 4180', Prominence: 3280'
Date of my first climb: 5/20/2005
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Peekamoose Mountain
Not yet
climbed
#3 - Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 4865', Prominence: 3039'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Lake Placid
Not yet
climbed
#4 - Giant Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 4626', Prominence: 2953'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Elizabethtown
Not yet
climbed
#5 - Dix Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 4823+', Prominence: 2789'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Mount Marcy
Not yet
climbed
#6 - Santononi Peak, Adirondacks
Elevation: 4606', Prominence: 2428'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Santoni Peak
Not yet
climbed
#7 - Black Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 2640', Prominence: 2280'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Slelving Rock
Not yet
climbed
#8 - Snowy Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 3898', Prominence: 2225'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Indian Lake
Not yet
climbed
#9 - Lyon Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 3820', Prominence: 2212'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Moffitsville
#10 - Hunter Mountain, Catskills
Elevation: 4040+', Prominence: 2140'
Date of my first climb: 5/22/2005
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Hunter
Not yet
climbed
#11 - Algonquin Peak, Adirondacks
Elevation: 5115', Prominence: 2097'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Keene Valley
#12 - Black Dome, Catskills
Elevation: 3980+', Prominence: 2060'
Date of my first climb: 5/21/2005
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Freehold
Not yet
climbed
#13 - Seward Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 4331+', Prominence: 2021'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Ampersand Mountain
Not yet
climbed
#14 - Saddleback Mountain, Adirondacks
Elevation: 3615', Prominence: 1919'
DeLorme Atlas: NY
USGS quad: Lewis