Elevation

3,839 ft / 1,170 m

#83 in New York

#36,273 in United States

Prominence

66 ft / 20 m

#588 in New York

#10,619 in United States

Summits

138 summits

#41 in New York

#146 in United States

Top climbing months

July   25%

August   15%

June   12%

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.
43 summits • 9.0 mi • 2,679 ft gain • 7 hr 17 min
5 summits • 5.0 mi • 2,324 ft gain • 3 hr 37 min

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