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McHenry's Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,000'
Location: 40.26341, -105.65679 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015
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Description 

This is the prominent, and some call it majestic, peak at the end of the drainage which invites the hardy soul who seeks an adventure away from the crowds. Expect full-on technical challenges for the most difficult lines here. The east face is interrupted, perhaps thankfully, with ledges. Some snow gullies are available for those seeking kicking steps.

Getting There 

Approach from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Head up the winter trail after crossing the 2nd bridge. Go up past Mills' Lake, Jewell Lake, Black Lake (or via Solitude Lake), up an easier iced section, and up to McHenry's Peak.

Climbing Season

For the Glacier Gorge area.

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in McHenry's Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for McHenry's Peak:
Right Gully   WI4 M4 A1     Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For McHenry's Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: McHenry's Peak - East Face: 9 Nov 07

Right Gully WI4 M4 A1  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McHenry's Peak
This has ~3 pitches of rock/mixed, 1 or 2 pitches of ice. Zig-zag up some mixed/snow ramps, bust left to meet up with the Big Mac Couloir at the top of the buttress, and then aid up the Headwall (A1) or escape to the right (4th class)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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