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McHenry's Peak

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McHenry's Peak  


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Elevation: 13,327'
Location: 40.2628, -105.657 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: justin dubois on Mar 28, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Eli Helmuth and Jeff Banks on the SE ridge

Description 

The massive and striking peak that forms the northern shoulder of Glacier Gorge and connects via a sharp ridge to Arrowhead Peak. It sits right(northwest) of Chiefshead. It has both quality adventure rock climbs on good rock and classic mixed routes.

Getting There 

Head northwest from the shelf above Black Lake, can't miss it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for McHenry's Peak:
NE Ridge or Arrowhead Arete        Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   
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Featured Route For McHenry's Peak
Jack Rutherford on SE Ridge, McHenry's Peak, 1969.

SE Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : McHenry's Peak
Roy Leggett's excellent photo of this ridge prompted me to dig out my own photos of this fun, easy 4th-5th class route. In July, 1969, I lead a group of climbing students from Perry Mansfield Boys Camp (Steamboat Springs) on a four day east to west trip across the RMNP, climbing several peaks as we progressed, McHenry's being one of the more memorable summits.As time allowed, we dropped down from the ridge onto the east face and intermittently climbed more difficult 5th class sections along the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Early morning light on McHenry's....
Early morning light on McHenry's....
McHenry's Peak as seen from half way up Spearheads north ridge
BETA PHOTO: McHenry's Peak as seen from half way up Spearheads...
McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
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Eric B ascends the ice/snowfield approach to McHenry's Notch Couloir.
Eric B ascends the ice/snowfield approach to McHen...
McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's Notch Couloir.
McHenry's Notch Couloir.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's in early morning light.
McHenry's in early morning light.
McHenry's.
McHenry's.

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