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Single Season 35'R

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?

4 Seasons

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

Catskill 420 Grid

35 x 12 Climbs at your own pace

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

2021 Spring Hop to the Tops!

Welcome to the Hikers Anonymous™ 2021 Spring Hop to the Tops! running from Monday, March 22, 2021 through Monday, June 21, 2021.

What an amazing winter season we had, with over 40 Single Season Winter 35'Rs, 15 of them on our newest peak Roundtop or its sibling Kaaterskill High Peak. The Field Agents of our Summit Parcel Post delivered envelopes to many finishers on the peak this season.

We are so excited to leave the confusion of 2020 behind and move forward with 35 Catskill High Peaks on public land!

Hike safe and smart with an early start. Stand together by staying apart.

Congratulations to our Winter 2021 FOUR in a Row finisher and good luck to hikers with an active streak!

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

New Peak Requirements Starting in Spring 2021

For the purpose of all milestones and patches offered and recognized by Hikers Anonymous™ a full round of the Catskill High Peaks shall consist of 35 peaks thus preserving continuity of the 140 climbs and 420 climbs which constitute the requirements for the Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons and Catskill 420 Grid milestones.

Doubletop, the highest elevation trailless peak in the Catskills, remains on the list with an adjustment to the summit location as described below.

Roundtop, the sibling of Kaaterskill High Peak in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest, replaces Graham, which is no longer accessible to hikers.

These requirements apply to all milestones and patches offered and recognized 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.

DoubletopDoubletop map snippet

Hikers are fortunate that Doubletop can be climbed from multiple approaches entirely on State Land with a small adjustment to the agreed upon location which represents the summit destination.

The Catskill 3500 Club canister has been removed from its location near the actual summit (3,874') which is on private land. Don't go there anymore as you are no longer welcome.

Hike a route entirely on State Land 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' which represents the new summit location.

If you are interested in exploring this further, visit the Doubletop Mountain and the Doubletop Mountain-South Peak pages on peakbagger.com.

Introducing RoundtopRoundtop map snippet

More Majestic than Previously Thought

Two authoritative references were used to determine that Roundtop is the 36th tallest Catskill High Peak: Alan Via's book, The Catskill 67 and the 2018 New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Catskills Trails Map.

The Catskill 100 Highest Peak List in Via's book which lists the 102 highest peaks in the Catskills was used to identify the ten highest candidate peaks for consideration as a replacement for Graham. The Catskill 67 was published in 2012 before more accurate LIDAR based contours and summit elevations were available. The 2018 New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Catskill Trails Map, which contains the most accurate LIDAR based contours and summit elevations, was used to rerank the candidate peaks by elevation. The result is shown in the following table.

Peak Elevation Rank
Roundtop Mt.346536
Mill Brook Ridge346537
Dry Brook Ridge346438
Olderbark Mt.346339
Roundtop (Prattsville)345340
Woodpecker Ridge343541
Belleayre Mt.342442
Huntersfield Mt.342343
St. Anne's Peak342344
Stoppel Point342045

In addition to Roundtop being at the top of the list in terms of elevation, there are many additional reasons why we think it is the most worthy peak to replace Graham.

Here's a small excerpt from Alan Via's book, The Catskill 67, describing the wonders of Roundtop.

Unlike most of the trailless Catskill 100 peaks, Roundtop has a large rock cairn marking the obvious top. When the leaves are on the trees the views are mostly of the here-and-there variety; go from late autumn untile early spring for the best ones. Otherwise, look for the beautiful, grassy view point a couple of minutes from the summit. You won't be disappointed by the great views of the surrounding mountains. During the winter a few of the cliff bands are a bit more challenging, but the continual views through openings in the trees make the extra effort worth it.

Sounds like a winner!

Roundtop is accessible from multiple trailheads: Platte Clove, Gillespie Road and Palenville. It can be bushwhacked from all four compass directions. Myriad possibilites exist for an enriching hiking experience whether hiking Roundtop alone or with its sibling to the east, Kaaterskill High Peak. If you're looking for a challenging marathon hike, you could try the Kaaterskill Horseshoe, a six peak horseshoe shaped traverse around the peaks of Elka Park and Platte Clove, requiring only a short car shuttle.

The history associated with Roundtop and Kaaterskill High Peak is extensive. Thomas Cole of Catskill, NY found Kaaterskill High Peak and Roundtop to be worthy subjects of his Hudson River School paintings. These peaks were considered the tallest in the Catskills and were frequently visited and marvelled at during the era of the big hotels: the Catskill Mountain House, Hotel Kaaterskill and Laurel House. Look up the history of military usage of the area and search for the remains of the Tory Fort.

If you are interested in exploring Roundtop further, visiting the Roundtop page on peakbagger.com is a fine starting point. You'll find plenty of suggestions for great hike itineraries in the area at the Catskill Mountaineer website.

Goodbye Graham

Hikers are no longer welcome on the 5,457 acre parcel owned by Gould Properties LLLP which includes the entire summit of Graham Mountain and a portion of the summit of Doubletop Mountain.

Catskill Single Season 35'R

Catskill Single Season 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.

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 have to be completed in a single season.

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

pyramid square pyramid

Here's what you need to do:

Use the Progress Form to record your peaks and dates as you hike and view your progress on the Track Your Progress page.

  1. 1) When you have completed the required climbs, email us with your mailing address, how many patches you'd like, and your final peak and date.
  2. 2) Make an online donation of three dollars for each patch.
  3. 3) Your accomplishment will be added to our Recent Milestones listing.

Having trouble? Email us and we'll help you through the process.

FOUR in a ROW Single Season 35'R

FOUR in a ROW Single Season 35'R

The FOUR in a ROW Single Season 35'R patch is available to hikers who have completed four consecutive Catskill Single Season 35'R milestones. Hikers who have finished this milestone and hikers who have an active streak of Single Season 35'R milestones are listed on a special FOUR in a ROW section of the Recent Milesones page.

Hiker has climbed each of the 35 Catskill High Peaks in a single season for four consecutive seasons.

The milestone and patch can be earned multiple times.

The FOUR in a ROW Single Season 35'R patch is a special 3” by 1.5” embroidered patch designed and produced by the Hikers Anonymous™ Arts and Crafts Department. It is designed to be displayed in many creative ways along with our Catskill Single Season 35'R and Catskill 420 Grid patches.

Catskill High Peaks 4 Seasons

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:

Use the Progress Form to record your peaks and dates as you hike and view your progress on the Track Your Progress page.

  1. 1) When you have completed the required climbs, email us with your mailing address, how many patches you'd like, and your final peak and date.
  2. 2) Make an online donation of three dollars for each patch.
  3. 3) Your accomplishment will be added to our Recent Milestones listing.

Having trouble? Email us and we'll help you through the process.

Catskill 420 Grid

Catskill 420 Grid

The Catskill 420 Grid patch is a 3” by 1.5” rectangular embroidered patch designed and produced by the Hikers Anonymous™ Arts and Crafts Department.

Hiker has climbed each of the 35 Catskill High Peaks in each of the 12 months. Hikers make 420 ascents (35 X 12) to complete the Catskill 420 Grid.

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) When you have completed the required climbs, email us with your mailing address, how many patches you'd like, and your final peak and date.
  2. 2) Make an online donation of three dollars for each patch.
  3. 3) Your accomplishment will be added to our Recent Milestones listing.

Having trouble? Email us and we'll help you through the process.

History of the Catskill 420 Grid

Sunday Freeman Article

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

Grid# Name / 3500# Milestone Date / Peak
-Richard Davis, Sr. #234 W76milestone iconMay 17, 1980
Kaaterskill High Peak
-Sam Steen #92 W22milestone iconMay 17, 1980
Kaaterskill High Peak
-Joan Dean #360 W135milestone icon
-Angie Mahdavian #372 W121milestone icon
-Bill Riemvis #171 W81milestone icon
1Bob Consadine #646 W209milestone iconDec 31, 2003
2Dave Galvin #1201 W461milestone iconJan 16, 2005
3Connie Sciutto #1234 W460milestone iconJan 20, 2005
Rocky
milestone iconDec 2, 2008
Rocky
milestone iconJun 2, 2019
Cornell
4Harry Rampe #877 W321milestone iconMar 23, 2005
5Alvin Buechele #1292 W454milestone iconOct 10, 2006
6Ralph Ryndak #1186 W451milestone iconJun 16, 2007
7Donna Wamsley #1333 W473milestone iconOct 1, 2007
8Jim Bouton #1539 W614milestone iconNov 16, 2008

milestone iconDec 8, 2013

milestone iconDec 9, 2018
Lone
9Julie Ebert #1450 W550milestone iconApr 1, 2010
10Ellen Dwyer #1452 W611milestone iconJul 4, 2010
11Mike Dwyer #1453 W610milestone iconJul 4, 2010

milestone iconJul 18, 2018
Friday
12Edna Blanchfield #1245 W505milestone iconDec 11, 2010
13Juanita Wilsey #1518 W657milestone iconDec 1, 2011
14Moira Colangelo #1585 W664milestone iconFeb 21, 2012
15Patrick Colangelo #1586 W665milestone iconFeb 21, 2012
16Marguerite Munch-Weber #892 W336milestone iconFeb 25, 2012
Blackhead
17Jack Sexton #1437 W686milestone iconApr 13, 2013
18George Dudar #1635 W651milestone iconSep 7, 2013
19George Kugler #1782 W713milestone iconNov 1, 2013
20Ron Cusmano #1574 W641milestone iconFeb 1, 2015
21Rick Taylor #841 W299milestone iconJul 12, 2015
Panther
milestone iconJul 8, 2018
Slide
milestone iconMay 21, 2021
Kaaterskill High Peak
22Steve Emanuel #1940 W773milestone iconAug 9, 2015
Balsam
milestone iconAug 19, 2018
Balsam
23Mike Siudy #1728 W695milestone iconAug 24, 2016
Balsam Lake Mountain
24Laurie Rankin #1337 W531milestone iconNov 18, 2016
31Charlie Lutomski #786 W629milestone iconDec 8, 2016
Balsam Lake Mountain
25Wae Dany Davis #2000 W904milestone iconOct 1, 2017
Westkill
26-1Linda VanSteenburg #2274 W968milestone iconOct 7, 2017
26-2Douglas Garrity #1757 W701milestone iconOct 14, 2017
Panther
27Valerie Schaff #2168 W905milestone iconNov 18, 2017
Fir
28Marv Freedman #2242 W951milestone iconMar 17, 2018
Windham High Peak
29Rob Stewart #2186 W1036milestone iconMar 25, 2018
Westkill
30Ted Shemella #1550 W789milestone iconMay 5, 2018
Balsam Lake
32Laura Sanford #2449 W989milestone iconJul 8, 2018
Slide
33-1Tom Martone #2454 W1010milestone iconJul 8, 2018
Slide
milestone iconSep 7, 2019
Hunter
33-2Kenneth Posner #2573 W1108milestone iconDec 22, 2018
Kaaterskill High Peak
34Terri Baker #1955 W888milestone iconSep 7, 2019
Hunter
35Scott Baker #1956 W889milestone iconSep 7, 2019
Hunter
36John Fellows #2153 W882milestone iconNov 23, 2019
Westkill
37John Barringer #2178 W990milestone iconNov 23, 2019
Westkill
38Tonda Highley #1944 W857milestone iconDec 13, 2019
Big Indian
39Andy VanderPoel #2154 W881milestone iconDec 28, 2019
Westkill
40Joe Ferri #2223 W945milestone iconMar 18, 2020
Eagle
41Tim Bender #2879 W1180milestone iconMay 14, 2020
Panther
42Margaret McGrath #2009 W939milestone iconAug 23, 2020
Hunter
43Peter Manning #1281 W834milestone iconAug 23, 2020
North Dome
44Tom deHaan #747 Wmilestone iconOct 25, 2020
Hunter
45Wayne Ouderkirk #1376 W929milestone iconMar 7, 2021
Westkill
46Peter Greweling #2863 W1184milestone iconApr 24, 2021
Roundtop
47Shari Aber #2224 W944milestone iconMay 17, 2021
Twin
48Yong Ae Moehs #2864 W1210milestone iconJun 5, 2021
Balsam Cap

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.