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Northeastern Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Neil Van Dyke's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 8 out of 45, or 17.78%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Dix MountainDix Mountain482327891 1968-08 
2.High PeaksMount Marcy534449141 1969-08-02 
3.Giant MountainGiant Mountain462629531 1970-06-07 
4.PemigewassetMount Lafayette524033201 1972-09-14 
5.Wild RiverCarter Dome483228211 1972-10-07 
6.Sandwich RangeNorth Tripyramid416013201 1972-11-18 
7.Slide MountainSlide Mountain418032801 1973-12-15 
8.Hunter-West Kill MountainHunter Mountain404021401 1979-02-04 
9.Indian HeadPlateau Mountain38401760  
10.Big IndianBig Indian Mountain3700500  
11.Hoffman NotchHoffman Mountain37041952  
12.West Canada LakePanther Mountain38621184  
13.Sentinel RangeKilburn Mountain38811683  
14.Jay MountainSaddleback Mountain36151253  
15.BreadloafBread Loaf Mountain38351415  
16.Joseph BattellGillespie Peak33661183  
17.Peru PeakPeru Peak34251467  
18.Big BranchMount Tabor3051227  
19.Windham-Blackhead RangeBlack Dome39802060  
20.Caribou-Speckled MountainSpeckled Mountain29061486  
21.Silver LakeHamilton Mountain32481496  
22.Pigeon LakeWest Mountain29131122  
23.Pharaoh LakePharaoh Mountain25561596  
24.Siamese PondsBig Range33661201  
25.Great GulfGreat Gulf Wilderness High Point59060  
26.Lye BrookLye Brook Meadows Peak2941301  
27.Bristol CliffsSouth Mountain2325705  
28.MoosehornMoosehorn Wilderness High Point2000  
29.Moosehorn-Baring UnitBald Mountain-South Peak400181  
30.Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeGreat Swamp Refuge High Point2800  
31.Otis Pike Fire Island High DuneFire Island Wilderness High Point45   
32.Hickory CreekHickory Creek Wilderness High Point1900   
33.Allegheny IslandsCrulls Island High Point115010  
34.MonomoyMonomoy Island High Point3030  
35.BrigantineBrigantine Refuge High Point13   
36.PepperboxTwin Ponds Peak2172207  
37.Five PondsHitchins Pond Peak2463721  
38.Ha-de-ron-dahHa-de-ron-dah Wilderness High Point2359419  
39.William C. WhitneyAntediluvian Mountain2323503  
40.Round LakeLost Pond Peak2264252  
41.George D. AikenAiken-yaw Mountain2618218  
42.Mckenzie MountainWhiteface Mountain-Southwest Slope42650  
43.Blue RidgeWakely Mountain-North Slope36810  
44.Presidential Range-Dry RiverBoott Spur549298  
45.GlastenburyGlastenbury Mountain-West Slope37000  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Neil Van Dyke, 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

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

This list shows the highest points in designated Wilderness Areas in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. These include the federally designated Wilderness Areas on National Forest and Wildlife Refuge land, plus the New York state Department of Conservation Wilderness Areas in the Adirondacks and Catskills. These two ranges are unique in the US in being managed by a state agency, not a federal one, and the state wildernesses are functionally equivalent to the federal ones. So it made sense to include their high points on this list.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.


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