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

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