Elevation

3,895 ft / 1,187 m

#70 in New York

#35,047 in United States

Prominence

130 ft / 40 m

#489 in New York

#8,763 in United States

Summits

103 summits

#49 in New York

#178 in United States

Top climbing months

July   26%

August   16%

June   10%

Most climbed route

Herdpaths from Indian Pass Brook

2,679 ft / 817 m 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.
39 summits • 9.0 mi • 2,679 ft gain • 6 hr 48 min
5 summits • 5.0 mi • 2,324 ft gain • 3 hr 37 min

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