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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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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
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


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
Dakers Gowans on the final pitch of Dog Star (FA).

Dog Star 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : McHenry's Peak
This long route offers good rock and several excellent pitches. It climbs near the center of the deceptively large triangular buttress that dominates McHenry's northeast face. A good corner pitch low on the route leads to an easier midsection. At 2/3 height another steep corner breaks through to the upper wall. Variations are possible near the top; the original line ends right at the apex of the buttress.The FA took place during the dog days of summer, which were once believed to b...[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
BETA PHOTO
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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