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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



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: Jack Rutherford on SE Ridge, McHenry's Peak, 1969.

SE Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : McHenry's Peak
Roy Leggett's excellent photo of this ridge prompted me to dig out my own photos of this fun, easy 4th-5th class route. In July, 1969, I lead a group of climbing students from Perry Mansfield Boys Camp (Steamboat Springs) on a four day east to west trip across the RMNP, climbing several peaks as we progressed, McHenry's being one of the more memorable summits.As time allowed, we dropped down from the ridge onto the east face and intermittently climbed more difficult 5th class sections along the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of McHenry's Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's from the N. side of Black Lake, take...
McHenry's from the N. side of Black Lake, take...
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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BETA PHOTO
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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