Elevation

4,925 ft / 1,501 m

#5 in New York

#33,740 in United States

Prominence

577 ft / 176 m

#204 in New York

#5,120 in United States

Summits

194 summits

#66 in New York

#163 in United States

Top climbing months

August   23%

July   21%

June   16%

Most climbed route

Four Corners approach

19.0 mi • 4,635 ft gain

Highlights

  • Only a short distance away from Mount Marcy but a world away in terms of crowds.
  • Many climbers carry a stone to add to one of the two immense cairns on Skylight's summit. Supposedly failure to do so will guarantee rain on the descent.
  • Exceptional rock summit with 360 views of the High Peaks.
36 summits • 19.0 mi • 4,635 ft gain • 11 hr 51 min
6 summits • 18.0 mi • 5,174 ft gain • 12 hr 32 min
2 summits • 23.8 mi • 4,083 ft gain • 17 hr 35 min
1 summit • 11.1 mi • 2,580 ft gain • 7 hr 26 min
1 summit • 17.7 mi • 4,288 ft gain • 13 hr 12 min
1 summit • 19.2 mi • 4,996 ft gain • 8 hr 47 min
1 summit • 20.5 mi • 5,527 ft gain • 14 hr 19 min

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