Elevation

3,895 ft / 1,187 m

#70 in New York

#34,802 in United States

Prominence

130 ft / 40 m

#485 in New York

#8,286 in United States

Summits

96 summits

#51 in New York

#183 in United States

Top climbing months

July   27%

August   15%

June   11%

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.

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