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McHenry's Peak

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McHenry's Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,327'
Location: 40.2628, -105.657 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: justin dubois on Mar 28, 2003
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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

For the Glacier Gorge area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in McHenry's Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: The approximate location of the route.

Dog Cheese 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : McHenry's Peak
Falsely listed in the new Fixed Pin guide as Orion¬ís Belt, this route ascends the face to the left of Dog Star. Dog Cheese turned out to be a surprisingly nice route given the vague route descriptions in the guidebooks available at the time, and it was great to find a new line.The route starts near Dog Star, and a black stained corner was attempted, but the pro seemed uncertain, so an exit around that to the left was used to access the upper part of the wall. Various grassy led...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of McHenry's Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's.
McHenry's.
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
Rock Climbing Photo:
BETA PHOTO
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric B ascends the ice/snowfield approach to McHen...
Eric B ascends the ice/snowfield approach to McHen...
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's Peak as seen from half way up Spearheads...
BETA PHOTO: McHenry's Peak as seen from half way up Spearheads...
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's Notch Couloir.
McHenry's Notch Couloir.
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's in early morning light.
McHenry's in early morning light.
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's from Arrowhead.
BETA PHOTO: McHenry's from Arrowhead.

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