The timezone in McHenrys Notch is America/Cambridge_Bay Morning Sunrise at 04:46 and Evening Sunset at 19:30. For the descent, return by the same route to Stone Man Pass and then follow the descent description for Chiefs Head Peak. Furthermore. . Add Route to McHenrys Peak: Create New Attach Existing. . McHenry's Peak July, 2006 - Glacier Gorge/Stone Man Pass . In early season, this may/will be snow-covered and will require ice axes for safety. Black Lake is in the deep hole at lower right. Strenuous. You can buy a week pass for $20, or an annual pass for $35. Which is obviously the monarch of the park, but McHenrys is mighty in its own right. See also [ edit ] Lots of exciting scrambling to the top. McHenrys Peak is seen from the rock bench above Black Lake, looking west. There is only one camp location in the Loch/Andrews Tarn area called "The Andrews Creek" at 10,560 ft. After all the rockwork, the summit is surprisingly flat and large. Fees for camping vary, depending on the season, and the number in your party. In the meantime, please verify all stated mileages and elevations against a map before proceeding with any route. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Stone Man Pass and Chiefs Head: Pagoda and Spearhead: The descent from McHenrys is no easy matter, particularly when I … The snow has softened enough to go sans crampons but is still reasonably supportive and provides an easy descent. From the Glacier Gorge trailhead parking area, hike generally SW until a footbridge takes you across Chaos Creek and continues SW to a trail intersection. Permits for a backcountry site must be applied for several months in advance. Third class. Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful. Arrowhead and McHenrys from the trail up to Black Lake. Once over the pass on the backside of McHenrys (south west side) the snow relented somewhat. I am looking to get up stone man pass fairly soon ~1.5 weeks for Mchenrys peak and was expecting stone man pass to be free of snow by mid August but apparently it might not have been. After a little elevation loss, we hiked to the base of the gully which leads to Stone Man Pass. Gaining the ridge proper. There is no at-large camping allowed within Rocky Mountain National Park. We are working quickly to resolve this issue. Site migration is now complete. 5.3. Wild Basin Marathon. Second class. You can head left (south) from Black Lake, which takes you to the shelf directly above the lake to the West. The route follows a steeply sloping ramp for over 400 vertical feet through the cliffs on rock, gravel and scree. The latitude and longitude coordinates of McHenrys Notch are 40.2638737, -105.6616716 and the approximate elevation is 12,736 feet (3,882 meters) above sea level. Pikes Peak Toll Road Mountain passes traversed by unimproved ... McHenrys Notch: 12,736 feet 3,882 m Coffeepot Pass: 12,726 feet 3,879 ... Stone Man Pass: 12,506 feet 3,812 m Hunchback Pass… McHenrys Peak via Stone Man Pass. But there's almost always someone pulling out. Powell Peak, 13298 feet: 10.25 miles, 3753 foot gain. Stone Man Pass is displayed on the McHenrys Peak USGS quad topo map. All of these parking areas tend to fill completely on summer days, especially weekends. From Estes Park, the shortest way to the Glacier Gorge TH is to take CO36 SW out of town toward the park. Hiking up McHenrys. A short distance past the entrance station is an intersection where you should turn left onto the Bear Lake Road. Ptarmigan Pass is displayed on the McHenrys Peak USGS quad topo map. You'll be provided an opportunity to list alternate choices. Stone Man Pass is a break in the otherwise formidable cliffs that ring this basin. Stone Man Pass is at the top of the snow couloir rising diagonally up to the left. Stone Man Pass, 12500 feet: 11.2 miles, 3050 foot gain. thebeave7. Do not park along the road. Does anybody have any recent pictures of glacier gorge(?) Post by Gary Neben » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:04 am This is a challenging day involving lots of 3rd class scrambling and about 10-11 miles of hiking. Floyd. McHenrys Peak Started: 2010-08-19 19:51:06 Submitted: 2010-08-19 21:05:34 Visibility: World-readable. Strenuous-. It is much more complicated than say reaching the Keyhole on Longs Peak. In regards to backcountry campsites, these are available on an advance reservation system as well that also involves a drawing/lottery. The route we followed always kept us well below the ridge and became progressively steeper and rockier, requiring more and more "scrambling," reaching a 3rd class level at spots. Direct line on McHenrys Some class 4 action. . Anyone who is interested in visiting Sprague Pass can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Third class. lordhelmut. Winter8000m. The trail eventually led to the upper portion of the south ridge of the peak which required even more scrambling. From the pass, begin your ascent to the summit by following a somewhat faint trail that first contours west and then begins to gain elevation. Addicted to the Game. Stone Man Pass is a break in the otherwise formidable cliffs that ring this basin. Another option is to go back down from the Glacier Gorge parking area two switchbacks and after the second one, there is a small parking area for a half dozen vehicles. -105.6611° The turnoff for this campsite comes a short distance after the trail crosses a large, exposed dome of rock with a single, large glacial erratic boulder sitting on the rock dome. You must obtain a permit to use. Splendid views in all directions. I followed the direct route to Stone Man Pass a bit too literally, and ended up with climb class four cliffs between me and the pass. Arrowhead to McHenrys. Keith making his way up to Stone Man Pass. Continuing past the turnoff for the campsite, you'll reach Black Lake at 5.4 miles in from the TH, so the campsite is 1.6 miles from the lake. McHenrys Peak Climber's Log. we would walk up the gorge. A Partial Glacier Gorge Traverse. The maintained trail terminates at Black Lake. The backcountry campsite (Glacier Gorge #39) we were able to use is at about 3.8 miles in and is on the west side of the valley. Route finding was tricky getting to the pass. In early season, this may/will be snow-covered and will require ice … Turn to the North, where McHenrys and Stone Man Pass (South Southeast of the peak) will be clearly visible. The Giants of Glacier Gorge. It's about 1.3 miles from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to this intersection. In Search of Snow in the Big Park - McHenrys Peak ; In Search of Snow in the Big Park - McHenrys Peak Peak: McHenrys Peak (13,327') - Rocky Mountain National Park Date: October 30, 2016 Trailhead: Glacier Gorge (9,180') Approach: South Slope via Stone Man Pass Distance: ~13 miles Elevation Gain: ~4,200 ft. The pass is the notch just below Mr. Stone Man. Could not have asked for a better day to climb. The Stone Man himself can be seen to the right in this picture. Stone Man Pass, Class 4, ~12.5 miles, ~4200 feet, With Jen and Dave From England Jen and I headed down to RMNP around 4 AM on Sunday, August 24th. Please note that we've identified some data discrepancies regarding mileages and elevations, especially on peaks that utilizes approaches and sequenced routes to complete a 'circuit' of peaks. Here is where you make you decision on how to get to Stone Man Pass. Stone Man is visible at left; Stone Man Pass is at the top of the snow column to the right of Stone Man, at the bottom of the ridge of McHenrys Peak. All Rights Reserved. Strenuous+. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Stone Man Pass are 40.2594292, -105.6527824 and the approximate elevation is 12,506 feet (3,812 meters) above sea level. Longs, (Meeker behind), Pagoda, and the Chief (L to R) make it pretty hard to take a bad picture out here. Stone Man Pass is at a notch < in the ridge line below the center of the photo. Sort By: Viewing: 1-20 of 29. If arriving from Granby and the Trail Ridge Road, turn right at Deer Ridge Junction and drive 3 miles to another right turn onto the Bear Lake Road. Glacier Gorge Trailhead accessible to all passenger vehicles. Best advice is to get here early - prior to 7:00 AM. 971 miles away. Thatchtop to Arrowhead Traverse. It is about 3.6 miles in from the TH and is on the trail to Andrews Tarn and Glacier at about where the trail takes a decided turn to the west after having been heading in a northerly direction. Designated backcountry campsites only. Jewel Lake is an additional .4 mile beyond Mills. ... We descend some variation of the standard route down to Stone Man Pass which is a mix of easy scrambling and moderate snow. If backpacking, you must obtain a permit several months in advance and will be required to camp in a designated backcountry campsite. Lots of sun and no wind. Glacier Gorge is generally synonymous with a long ski but this day would be different . Rated by Gerry Roach in his book on as the most difficult non-technical route among the 13ers in RMNP, this peak provides a satisfying scramble and can be done as either a long full-day hike or an overnight or two night backpack trip if you plan on climbing other summits in the immediate area. The backside of the mountain is fine scrambling and to me was more exciting than on Longs. Mileage and elevation gain are measured from the summit of Chiefs Head over to McHenrys. Second class. McHenrys Peak. Strenuous-. http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/039-Glacier-Gorge-2012.pdf. Permits for these sites can be obtain & submitted online now. 40.2639°, Longitude. If this parking area is already full, there are two other close-by options. There is only one designated site here that can accommodate two tents. McHenrys Peak, 13327 feet: 10.8 miles, 3877 foot gain. This link is to the only designated campsite in Glacier Gorge. McHenrys Notch is displayed on the McHenrys Peak USGS quad topo map. View Stone Man Pass Image Gallery - 12 Images. Strenuous. Search ... Stone Man Pass. 1 2. kronshage3 - Apr 17, 2017 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2016 Stone Man Pass Route . Your vehicle may be towed. In Roach's RMNP guidebook, he states some Class 3 climbing may be needed to climb this gully. McHenrys Peak from below Stone Man Pass. Class 3. Strenuous. McHenrys Peak, 13327 feet: 7.1 miles one way, 4147 foot gain. McHenrys Notch McHenrys Notch is a gap in Colorado and has an elevation of 12,736 feet. Anyone who is interested in visiting McHenrys Notch can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Our original plan was to head up to Solitude Lake, scramble up to the ridge between Arrowhead and McHenrys, head over to Arrowhead, then scramble the Arrowhead Arete to McHenrys and come down Stone Man Pass. From there, a trail leads back down that will intersect the Glacier Gorge trail. ", Images Anyone who is interested in visiting Stone Man Pass can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. © 2021 The Climbing Cooneys. McHenrys Peak. First class 3 hike. 1 Saves. Peaks: McHenrys Peak 13327 Dates: 10/02/2005. That's what happened on McHenrys Peak last Sunday. Sprague Pass is displayed on the McHenrys Peak USGS quad topo map. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Sprague Pass are 40.3344289, -105.7283406 and the approximate elevation is 11,709 feet (3,569 meters) above sea level. Meaning the section of ridge between chiefs head and Mchenrys peak. Begin your search here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/wilderness-camping.htm. McHenrys Notch is close to Powell Peak. we weren't going to ski . A big thanks to all who have made it possible to continue this website! Third class. There is a system of designated backcountry campsites and there are also regular, fee campgrounds with the typical features of toilets, firepits, tent platforms for tent sites, water and pull-through options. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Ptarmigan Pass are 40.3105402, -105.7011174 and the approximate elevation is 12,168 feet (3,709 meters) above sea level. The nearest of these is the Glacier Basin Campground. The only permit required is a pass to get into the National Park. It's light Rough GPS position Latitude. This south ridge then connects with the main summit ridge and a short stroll west over easier terrain will bring you to the proper summit. The "standard" trail up east from the lake into the upper gorge was covered with heavily crevassed snow thanks to the torrents of snowmelt flowing underneath, so we made our way up through the trees north of the creek and then over the rocks at the top until we could cross over and actually start making our way towards Stone Man Pass. George … 108 photos. . Chiefs Head in the background. Anyone who is interested in visiting Andrews Pass can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. For the first half of summer, the approach to the pass is covered by moderately steep … CalTopo map shows route to McHenry's Peak along with Pagoda & Chiefs Head. One is to continue on up to the Bear Lake parking area, which holds even more vehicles. The route follows a steeply sloping ramp for over 400 vertical feet through the cliffs on rock, gravel and scree. Sites may be reserved in advance at www.Recreation.gov. The approach to McHenry's Peak from Glacier Gorge is via Stone Man Pass, which lies at the bottom of the ridge of McHenry's (north of the pass) not far from a pillar called the Stone Man (it looks more like a stone man's male organ). (12), Climber's Log Entries It can be difficult to obtain your first choice for the date you desire. If you plan on camping in Glacier Gorge, you will need to contact the Backcountry Office at 970-586-1242. McHenrys Peak is seen looking NW from below Stone Man Pass. Gaining the ridge proper. McHenrys Peak is seen looking NW from Chiefs Head, with Powell Peak and Taylor Peak behind to the left. Beetle kill has resulted in many of the trees in that campground being cut down so a number of the sites are now treeless. Take the left fork toward Glacier Falls and Mills Lake which is about 2.8 miles from the start. From there, you're probably best off to just walk back up to the Glacier Gorge TH. Andrews Pass is displayed on the McHenrys Peak USGS quad topo map. However, the climbing in the gully is very easy Class 3 with very little climbing, if any at all (perhaps it's more Class 2+ than anything else, but he authored the RMNP guidebook before he created the class 2+ classification). Above the falls, the trail winds and switchbacks by the "Glacier Knobs" to another intersection at 1.4miles from Alberta Falls or 2.2 miles from the TH. The trail coming in from the right comes down from the parking for Bear Lake. Black Lake is 4.7 miles from the trailhead. There use to be an outdoor privy, but the most recent information on the park websites instructs campers to use Wag Bags like a Restop 2. Most are reserved months in advance. McHenrys from Stone Man Pass. In Glacier Gorge, there is only one backcountry site there as well which is the "Glacier Gorge, #39." and especially stone man pass. Viewing: 1-5 of 5. Follow the route description for Chiefs Head Peak to Stone Man Pass. Drive past the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and continue to the entrance station and gain your admittance. [Large version (1864 KB)] Rocky Mountain National Park: The High Peaks The latitude and longitude coordinates of Andrews Pass are 40.2872068, -105.6697274 and the approximate elevation is 11,319 feet (3,450 meters) above sea level. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. [Large version … Stone Man can be seen below the notch. All rights reserved. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives. (3). Stone Man Pass, 12500 feet: 6.7 miles one way, 3320 foot gain. The pass is not next to the Stone Man, but next to the ridge, to the north of Stone Man. Strenuous. McHenrys Peak via Stone Man Pass: Stone Man Pass, 12500 feet: 6.7 miles one way, 3320 foot gain. Parent: McHenrys Peak. Not for younger children but may be suitable for experienced teenagers. USGS McHenrys Peak Stone Man Pass , elevation 12,506 ft (3,812 m), is a mountain pass that crosses the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in the United States . Doing a little route finding. The turnoff is marked. Hikemaster Dave (seen here) rests below McHenry's Peak high in Glacier Gorge. Frozen Lake, 11580 feet: 6.1 miles one way, 2400 foot gain. Head on up the Bear Lake Road, going past the large Glacier Basin Campground and continue to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead parking area, which is about 8.4 miles from the intersection just past the entrance station. "Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. For the last mile or so in, expect the trail to not be as well used, with some boggy sections, elevated planks, some cairns and some rebuilt sections. McHenrys is a great peak and just became my favorite 13er in the Park, especially on this route. In our description McHenrys Peak is sequenced with Chiefs Head. Simply gaining Stoneman Pass is an adventure especially with the kind of snow it accumulates. It was also my final 13er in the Park as well as the entire Front Range. 08-05 McHenrys Peak by 2012album01. Longs from the summit of McHenrys Now for the famous McHenrys notch. Started around 5AM. … (Photo by Keith) Keith making his way up the ridge on McHenrys. 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