A close enough peak is a mountain with a summit on private land that you can get close enough by traversing public land without asking landowner permission. This generally means getting within a 20-40′ contour line and about 0.25-miles. At that point, you can call it a climb.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.