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The following topics are covered on the first peakbagging page:

The following related topics are covered on other pages:

The Catskill 3500 Club

The Catskill 3500 Club is an organization dedicated to climbing and protecting those Catskill peaks over 3500 feet. To become a member of the club, you must climb all 35 peaks over 3500 feet as well 4 designated peaks a second time in the winter. About half of the peaks are trailless and require bushwhacking and map and compass skills. The trailless peaks have canisters to register the climbs. As far as I know very few New England hikers have much interest in this list.

Trailwrights List

For all of the above lists there are no restrictions on how many peaks may be done on a single trip. The Trailwrights (a trail maintaining organization) have a different set of rules for the NH 4,000 footers: only one peak may be claimed on one hike. In addition, they recognize a peak if the col between it and its higher neighbors is over 100 feet, which leads to a much longer, with 72 peaks. They also require a total of 72 hours of trail maintenance work with an accepted group.

Gene Daniel, in a posting, explains the genesis of the Trailwright's approach:

In any case, so far as the Trailwrights 72 Summits list is concerned, it was invented by Hal Graham because he wanted to have an excuse to make more hikes to summits above 4000 feet in New Hampshire - some old ones (e.g. the Carters, 6 peaks in all) and some new ones (Southwest Twin, West Osceola, etc.). He invented a game that fulfilled his particular interests and there are others who found it intriguing. Remember, you don't have to play my game or Hal's game or any other someone's game - you can always invent you own, and make your own game - just like Hal did.

In addition to the list you may want to look short notes on the extra peaks they require.

Beyond the Northeast

Though this site is dedicated to the Northeast some may be interested in a few pointers to peakbagging elsewhere.

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