Climb the cream of the crop. All peaks in the Northeastern US at least 5,000 ft high with at least 200 ft prominence. Every summit in this challenge is a classic. A small subset of the Northeast 4000 Footers Peak Challenge.


Highest peak

Mount Washington

6,288 ft / 1,916 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Washington

6,148 ft / 1,873 m

Most summited peak

Mount Washington

859 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Washington

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 2 peaks

Top climbing months

July   20%

August   17%

September  14%

"Low wind but also low cloud cover created navigational difficulties above treeline. Myself and one other opted to turn back. 2 others in our group pushed on and reached Adams." - Mount Adams, newenglandwarrior, Mar 12, 2018
"Set off at 830a to hike with sleds with all our needs for the week, we left our sleds at Abol campground and began our climb to Baxter and Hamlin up Abol and eventually headed up the old slide to the new trail. Once we reached the table we had white out conditions and pretty strong gusts. We had to turn around which was hard but necessary due to the dropping temps and unexpected weather." - Mount Katahdin, Baxter Peak, shay-shay, Feb 18, 2018
"After Madison, hiked over and did Adams. A bit windy up there. More uncomfortable. Went down Lowe's Path and then took the Rail Tr back to my car. Bumped into the redlining group again in the Appalachia parking lot." - Mount Adams, newenglandwarrior, Nov 8, 2017
"My first peaks above treeline for November and also helps a lot for my 6th loop. Encountered a bunch of redliners on the way up Valley Way. Some blowdown damage from the Oct 29-30 storm but not bad. Beautiful day to be up. No ice encountered. " - Mount Madison, newenglandwarrior, Nov 8, 2017
"Très belle journée avec Mélanie. Nous avons fais un bon 22km avec Wright, Algonquin, Bouandry et Iroquois. Le retour c'est fait par Avanche Pass. Beaucoup de glace pour monter. Les crampons furent nécessaire. Très boueux en descendant. " - Algonquin Peak, fsoucy76, Nov 4, 2017