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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)
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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



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: The first view of McHenry's Peak from the approach...

Snow Bench (McHenry's Peak) M3  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McHenry's Peak
A fun long route with a great setting. The climbing is predominantly on snow with a few mixed pitches to gain the ramp. Many possible variations exist as well as the possibility of combining this route with others such as the West Gully of Black Lake....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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