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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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Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Wright on a "diving board" with the...

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
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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