Mount Henkel Climber's Log

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EarMountain - May 25, 2010 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003

Mount Henkel  Sucess!

2003 lead GMS Henkel and Crowfeet
2002 lead GMS from Apikuni
1983 with Bill from Apikuni and on to Crowfeet.


TwaMontana - Oct 5, 2009 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

Henkel  Sucess!

Climbed the South Ridge with several other members of the GMS. It was pouring rain when we started, about an hour in the sky cleared up and it turn in to a beautiful day. We went on to Crowfeet from here.


bfrench - Apr 27, 2009 11:49 pm

Henkel  Sucess!

Climbed with pops a few years ago.


distressbark - Dec 17, 2008 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Route Climbed: western ridge from Crowfeet Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed after mile-long ridge walk from Crowfeet Mountain. The ridge walk is fantastic. I lived at Many Glacier all summer and really had no idea that Kennedy Lake was hiding back there! Watched three groups of mountain goats scramble across the nearly sheer 2,000 foot eastern face of Crowfeet; as if I needed any more reasons to further appreciate these magnificent animals...

Also climbed on July 15, 2009. Ascended via the impressive South Couloir. Wonderful rock formations all around, including some mesmerizingly large piece of ancient rippled sea floor. We ascended directly up the large scree slope for the last 1,000 feet or so, and had to deal with crumbly class III cliffs en route to the summit. Returned via the same route.

Also climbed on June 28, 2010 via South Ridge. Far and away the most enjoyable ascent route! Solid footing, very little scree slogging. Somewhere around 1/2 way up the ridge, a large cliff is encountered, but a spectacular goat trail leads to the west and utilizes an easy break. From there, regained the ridge and more or less a walk up from there. Descended via the South Couloir to marvel at the amazing cascades and rock formations.

Fourth time up on June 15, 2013. Ascended the South Ridge, then traversed over to Crowfeet Mountain before descending to Ptarmigan Lake.

And a fifth time on July 11, 2013. Ascended South Ridge, descended South Couloir. I will never tire of spending time on this incredible mountain. Of all the peaks in the Many Glacier area, this very well may be my favorite.

Sixth time on August 30, 2021. Ascended the South Ridge route in approximately 3 hours from Many Glacier Campground before descending the fascinating South Couloir.


jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1993

MT HENKLE  Sucess!





Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 8, 2007 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1988

Newlywed Newbies  Sucess!

Please forgive this 20 year old summit post. This was my wife and I's first summit together. The accessibility and nearness to Swiftcurrent cabins will tempt the less experienced, which included myself 20 years ago. The route up the south couloir through the red cliffs was not 'obvious' (see referenced guidebook) to us - but we struggled up to the spectacular top. But our inexperienced eyes were even more clueless the way down - and we had a terrifying descent from ledge to ledge down the cliffs. This was the first time I ever wanted to kiss the level earth when we finished. So if you are a new hiker, don't underestimate this wonderful mountain. Do it - but follow the route shown in this site.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Aug 9, 2005 9:11 pm

Route Climbed: South Coulior Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

We made it to the top but the winds were incredible that day. We had planned to head to Crowfeet Mountain and do the traverse but we went down instead using the same route on the return.


Saintgrizzly - Aug 11, 2004 1:34 am

Route Climbed: South Couloir Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Fred and Moni Spicker. There was still enough snow in the couloir's upper reaches they gave me crampon/ice axe lessons, slowing our ascent, but the lessons were worth it! Then traversed over to Crowfeet, making a long day, but a GOOD day. Views from the top are Glacier Park wonderful!

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jun 23, 2004 1:00 pm

Route Climbed: S Couloir to East Ridge Date Climbed: 19 June 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Vernon Garner and Moni. A cool blustery day with great views. Descent to Henkel - Crowfeet col, then to the top of Crowfeet and down to Ptarmigan Trail.

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