McHenry's Peak Rock Climbing
Early morning light on McHenry's....
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in McHenry's Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for McHenry's Peak:
Featured Route For McHenry's Peak
NE Ridge or Arrowhead Arete Colorado
: 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 Colorado
McHenry's from the N. side of Black Lake, take...
BETA PHOTO: McHenry's from Arrowhead.
McHenry's as viewed from Pagoda.
McHenry's from Chiefhead, 2/08.
McHenry's Peak as reflected from Black Lake
McHenry's in early morning light.
Eric B ascends the ice/snowfield approach to McHen...
BETA PHOTO: McHenry's Peak as seen from half way up Spearheads...