Single Season 35'R

A Full Round in a Single Season

Climb the 35 Catskill High Peaks in a single season and earn a triangular embroidered patch. There's one for each season. Who's doing it?

Catskill 4 Seasons

140 Climbs At your own pace

Climb the 35 Catskill High Peaks in each of the 4 seasons. Take as long as you like. Who's done it?

Catskill 420 Grid

Some History and a list of Gridders

It was 1980 when Sam Steen and Richard Davis reached their goal. It was covered in the news and reported in the Canister. Who's done it since?

2020 Fall Peaks Free-For-All!

Welcome to the Hikers Anonymous™ 2020 Fall Peaks Free-For-All! running from Tuesday, September 22, 2020 through Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Hike safe. Hike smart. Stand together by staying apart.

Record Your Peaks, Track Your Progress, and Happy Hiking!

Doubletop and Graham Public Land Alternative

After years of Happy Hiking to Doubletop and Graham mountains thanks to the generosity of the Gould family, hikers are now presented with uncertainty and barriers to reaching these two Catskill High Peaks. Hikers Anonymous™ offers the following alternative requirements for hikers wishing to hike exclusively on public land and avoid the issues associated with obtaining permission to hike on the Gould family's land.

  1. 1) To satisfy the Doubletop requirement, hike to the south top (blue pin) of Doubletop where you'll find a State Land Wilderness Area sign at 42.02386, -74.52496, elevation 3,849'.
  2. 2) To satisfy the Graham requirement, hike to Doubletop a second time. Record it as a Doubletop climb and email us to let us know to apply it to the Graham requirement.

These alternative requirements apply to all milestones and patches offered by Hikers Anonymous™.

If you have questions or comments regarding our requirements email us. If you have questions regarding the requirements for membership in the Catskill 3500 Club email them.

FOUR in a ROW

Congratulations to the FOUR in a ROW finishers and good luck to hikers with an active streak!

2020 Summer Finishers: PATCHES and SCUBA

2020 Spring Finishers: COLORADO, LIMPING LIZARD and PIMENTO

2020 Winter Finishers: SUNRISE

2019 Fall Finishers: AL DENTE and PHAZED OUT

Three of FOUR active streak: BAD NANA, LITTLE BEAR, RICH&RIVERDOG, SPOOF, TOM and LAURIE

Two of FOUR active streak: DAVY JONES

Single Season Winter 35'R Single Season Spring 35'R Single Season Summer 35'R Single Season Fall 35'R

Hiking Milestones and Patches


Catskill Single Season 35'R

Catskill Single Season 35'R

Single Season Winter 35'R Single Season Spring 35'R
Single Season Summer 35'R Single Season Fall 35'R

The Catskill Single Season 35'R patches are a series of four 3” by 1.5” triangular embroidered patches designed and produced by the Hikers Anonymous™ Arts and Crafts Department.

Hiker has climbed each of the 35 Catskill High Peaks in a single season.

The climbs have to be completed in a single season.

You can receive these patches for single season rounds completed in past years. In fact, we encourage you to do so!

Hikers earning multiple patches can arrange them in many creative ways, including a 3” square or a 6” x 3” pyramid.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. 1) Record your peaks and dates using our online Track Your Progress system, a Hikers Anonymous™ Tally Card, or the Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons Sheet as you hike throughout the season.
  2. 2) When you have completed the required climbs, submit the Completion Form.
  3. 3) Make an online donation of three dollars for each Single Season 35'R patch.
  4. 4) After review of the submission and confirmation of eligibility, arrangements will be made to deliver the patch and your accomplishment will be added to our Recent Milestone Completions listing.

Having trouble? Email us and we'll try to assist you through the process.


Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons

The Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons patch is a 3” circular embroidered patch designed and produced by the Hikers Anonymous™ Arts and Crafts Department. We have been offering this patch to Catskill High Peaks hikers since 2017, no club membership required.

Hiker has climbed each of the 35 Catskill High Peaks in each of the 4 seasons.

Winter: December 21 through March 21
Spring: March 22 through June 21
Summer: June 22 through September 21
Fall: September 22 through December 20

The climbs do not have to be completed in the same year or consecutive years. There is no time limit.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. 1) Record your peaks and dates using our online Track Your Progress system, a Hikers Anonymous™ Tally Card, or the Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons Sheet as you hike throughout the seasons.
  2. 2) When you have completed the required climbs, submit the Completion Form. You'll actually be making four submissions: one for each season.
  3. 3) Make an online donation of three dollars for each Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons patch.
  4. 4) After review of the submission and confirmation of eligibility, arrangements will be made to deliver the patch and your accomplishment will be added to our Recent Milestone Completions listing.

Having trouble? Email us and we'll try to assist you through the process.


History of the Catskill 420 Grid

        

As described in an article written by Edwina Henderson and appearing on page 23 of the June 1, 1980 issue of the Sunday Freeman, Richard Davis and Sam Steen set out to climb each of the mountains required for membership in the Catskill 3500 Club in each month of the year. At that time, there were 34 such mountains, and thus, they made 408 ascents to accomplish their goal. Also accomplishing this feat were Joan Dean, Angie Mahdavian, and Bill Riemvis. The order of their completion is not definitively known.

Additional information about the first known completion of the Catskill 408 Grid including a letter from Sam Steen and a mention in the THE PERIPATETIC PORCUPINE can be found in the Catskill 3500 Club Canister, Volume 13 (1980) from the Canister Archive. As stated in Sam's letter, "The final climb was witnessed by Bill Riemvis and Friedel Schunk; two stout-hearted observers who pretend to have no such aspirations for themselves", but as you can see from the list below, at least one of those observers, Bill Riemvis, seems to have changed his mind at some point.

In 1990, the Catskill 3500 Club added Southwest Hunter as the 35th required peak.

Hikers now make 420 ascents (35 X 12) to complete the Catskill 420 Grid.

Catskill 420 Gridders

No. Name / 3500 Club Numbers Completion
-Richard Davis #234 W76 May 17, 1980
-Sam Steen #92 W22 May 17, 1980
-Joan Dean #360 W135
-Angie Mahdavian #372 W121
-Bill Riemvis #171 W81
1Bob Consadine #646 W209 December 31, 2003
2Dave Galvin #1201 W461 January 16, 2005
3Connie Sciutto #1234 W460 January 20, 2005
December 2, 2008
June 2, 2019
4Harry Rampe #877 W321 March 23, 2005
5Alvin Buechele #1292 W454 October 10, 2006
6Ralph Ryndak #1186 W451 June 16, 2007
7Donna Wamsley #1333 W473 October 1, 2007
8Jim Bouton #1539 W614 November 16, 2008
December 8, 2013
December 9, 2018
9Julie Ebert #1450 W550 April 1, 2010
10Ellen Dwyer #1452 W611 July 4, 2010
11Mike Dwyer #1453 W610 July 4, 2010
July 18, 2018
12Edna Blanchfield #1245 W505 December 11, 2010
13Juanita Wilsey #1518 W657 December 1, 2011
14Moira Colangelo #1585 W664 February 21, 2012
15Patrick Colangelo #1586 W665 February 21, 2012
16Marguerite Munch-Weber #892 W336 February 25, 2012
17Jack Sexton #1437 W686 April 13, 2013
18George Dudar #1635 W651 September 7, 2013
19George Kugler #1782 W713 November 1, 2013
20Ron Cusmano #1574 W641 February 1, 2015
21Rick Taylor #841 W299 July 12, 2015
July 8, 2018
22Steve Emanuel #1940 W773 August 9, 2015
August 19, 2018
23Mike Siudy #1728 W695 August 24, 2016
24Laurie Rankin #1337 W531 November 18, 2016
31Charlie Lutomski #786 W629 December 8, 2016
25Wae Dany Davis #2000 W904 October 1, 2017
26Linda VanSteenburg #2274 W968 October 7, 2017
-Douglas Garrity #1757 W701 October 14, 2017
27Valerie Schaff #2168 W905 November 18, 2017
28Marv Freedman #2242 W951 March 17, 2018
29Rob Stewart #2186 W1036 March 25, 2018
30Ted Shemella #1550 W789 May 5, 2018
33Laura Sanford #2449 W989 July 8, 2018
32Tom Martone #2454 W1010 July 8, 2018
September 7, 2019
-Kenneth Posner #2573 W1108 December 22, 2018
-Terri Baker #1955 W888 September 7, 2019
-Scott Baker #1956 W889 September 7, 2019
-John Fellows #2153 W882 November 23, 2019
-John Barringer #2178 W990 November 23, 2019
-Tonda Highley #1944 W857 December 13, 2019
-Andy VanderPoel #2154 W881 December 28, 2019
-Joe Ferri #2223 W945 March 18, 2020
-Margaret McGrath #2009 W939 August 23, 2020
-Peter Manning #1281 W834 August 23, 2020

We strive to maintain the most complete, acurate and timely listing of Catskill 420 Gridders. If you have any additions or corrections, please let us know.