Elevation

3,839 ft / 1,170 m

#86 in New York

#37,207 in United States

Prominence

66 ft / 20 m

#625 in New York

#12,017 in United States

Summits

163 summits

#44 in New York

#141 in United States

Top climbing months

July   23%

August   17%

June   10%

Most climbed route

Herdpaths from Indian Pass Brook

9.0 mi • 2,679 ft gain

Highlights

  • Viewless peak, named for William B. Nye, a friend of abolitionist John Brown. Nye and Verplanck Colvin discovered that Lake Tear of the Clouds drained to the Hudson River. He was also the guide who famously said, "Hitch Up, Matilda" as he carried Mrs. Fielding across Avalanche Lake.
45 summits • 9.0 mi • 2,679 ft gain • 6 hr 54 min
5 summits • 5.0 mi • 2,324 ft gain • 3 hr 37 min

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