Snow Bench (McHenry's Peak)
M3 Steep Snow
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|Type: ||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade IV|
|Consensus: ||M3 [details]|
|FA: ||Ernie Kuncl and John Deeming, 1965|
|Season: ||late fall or spring|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Sheridan on Mar 8, 2006|
The first view of McHenry's Peak from the approach...
A fun long route with a great setting. The climbing is predominantly on snow with a few mixed pitches to gain the ramp. Many possible variations exist as well as the possibility of combining this route with others such as the West Gully of Black Lake.
Start in the middle of the concave east face of McHenry's. Climb up a few pitches to gain an left leaning ramp, then climb this to the summit ridge.
A light mixed rack.
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The east face of McHenry's Peak from the top of th...
Chris Sheridan on a mixed pitch leading up to the ...
Eric at our bivi two pitches up the Snow Bench. T...
Eric leading our third pitch of the route with the...
Eric dodging the cornice as he tops out onto the s...
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