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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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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.


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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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
Bill Wright on a "diving board" with the NE Ridge of McHenry's rising above his head.  Taken from a few hundred yards east of the saddle.

NE Ridge or Arrowhead Arete   CO : Alpine Rock : ... : McHenry's Peak
This route climbs the ridge connecting McHenry's and Arrowhead. The ridge itself is 4th class if you follow the easiest line.There are several ways to get to the saddle between McHenry's and Arrowhead. A non-technical route starts from Lake Solitude, and reaches the saddle from the north. A 5.6 route, called "The Shaft", was climbed in 1957 to reach the saddle from the south. This area contains several rap anchors and appears from above to be harder than 5.6, so bring a more serious rack if ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of McHenry's Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Early morning light on McHenry's....
Early morning light on McHenry's....
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 Peak as reflected from Black Lake
McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
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 from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's in early morning light.
McHenry's in early morning light.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's Notch Couloir.
McHenry's Notch Couloir.
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