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Alex WoodSolitude and a Long Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Alex Wood

Started out at 4:15 and were headed for Cross Couloir. The approach took forever so we decided to do Angelica Couloir. Fun snow climb! Then we did Halo Ridge to Notch Mountain. We got back to Half Moon Pass TH at 6pm...LONG DAY! We didn't see anybody all day until we got below Notch Mountain
Posted Jun 24, 2010 1:09 am

dclimb14meAlways Fun  Sucess!

dclimb14me

Been on summit 4 times, always a great climb. Next time will be the cross!
Posted Apr 26, 2010 12:07 am

Alikavia Notch Mtn and Halo Ridge, awesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2009

Alika

With Mccannster

Climbed the north ridge of Notch, went through the Notch over to Halo ridge, then to the summit. Descended North Ridge. Only 12 miles, but it felt more like 20. 6200 feet of gain. Just enough snow to make the talus scrambling very annoying. Long day, just short of 12 hours
Posted Jan 23, 2010 2:17 am

KieferNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2010

Kiefer

A painfully long day (summit day was 22 hrs). Left camp at 5:50am and summited at 6:10pm and ended at 4:00am.
Hardest mountain (per winter) I've ever done to date. Member of our party developed Pulmonary Edema on the ascent out of Cross Creek.
Couldn't ask for better weather. Calm winds, single digits temps and clear skies. Awful snow conditions.
Posted Jan 6, 2010 2:58 pm

bricewilsonCross Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

bricewilson

Up the cross couloir, down the North ridge. Watch for rockfall as the snow softens up.
Posted Dec 31, 2009 9:58 am

SenadRBeautiful mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

SenadR

Very nice mountain, one of my favorites hikes.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:50 am

McCannstervia Notch Mtn and Halo Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

McCannster

Climbed the north ridge of Notch, went through the Notch over to Halo ridge, then to the summit. Descended North Ridge. Only 12 miles, but it felt more like 20. 6200 feet of gain. Just enough snow to make the talus scrambling very annoying. Long day, just short of 12 hours.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 12:38 am

EpicaCrying into the Bowl of Tears  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

Epica

I hiked this mountain on the 6th anniversary of my husband's death... I found this mountain to be a very healing place.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:37 pm

Eric HolleGirls Day Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Eric Holle

I led a group of my fiancee, Amy, and 8 of her girlfriends up the Standard Route of Holy Cross. Eveyone made the summit and back down on a great day! My 4th ascent of the peak.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:14 pm

I like it on topHalo Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

I like it on top

What a long day via the Halo Ridge. Topped out on Point 13,831 and then got Holy Cross. Mother nature reminded us of how the weather can be in the fall. Snowed almost all day.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 12:00 am

gimpilatorA Good One!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009

gimpilator

This was one of my two favorites from my journey to Colorado. I really wanted to try the Halo Ridge route but decided against it since I was solo. The standard route was really fun anyhow and I spent the first night next to a small waterfall down in the cross creek basin. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:40 am

Lowa renntStandard route
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009
Single day hike from Halfmoon pass TH.Hiked with a well acclimatized friend.He was on a schedule,so it was keep up with him or bust.I made it to the end of the ridge and saw him running back down from the top.Frustrating to get that close.Met some nice dudes who said they had gotten caught in a whiteout the year before.Hope they did it-I will be back next year!

Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:44 pm

TCart215Via Halo Ridge and Fall Creek Drainage Varia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

TCart215

This route turned out to be a lot harder and longer than we anticipated. Be sure to read the whole page describing this route if you plan to take it. We camped at Lake Constantine and summitted the mountain the following day. It took us 11 hours round trip (back to Lake Constantine), and it was trailless bouldering almost the whole time. We returned by dropping into the upper Tuhare Lake drainage basin--I preferred this way over the route going up. We were under-prepared, but we made it back just before dark. For more of my comments on this route, see the Climber's Log on the "Halo Ridge and Fall Creek Drainage Varia" route page.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 10:49 pm

KieferVia Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Kiefer

A very long day that included Holy Cross Ridge and the other points.
Hiked with Stephanie, Keith and Colleen.
Marginal weather but we managed to miss all the rain!
Posted Jul 26, 2009 1:45 am

dakotaconcreteA humdinger!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009

dakotaconcrete

Great weather!!!...beautiful blue skies made for a perfect summit via the standard north ridge route. Literally spent one second on top because my "greatest friend", chip the dog decided he couldn't make the last few hundred feet..guess he got cold paws, no worries as he proved a great partner! A great mountain definitely! I was very surprised how easy the large elevation gains were stepped away. This mountain proved a real confidence builder, thanks mount holy cross!
Posted Jul 15, 2009 8:51 pm

Ken DammenNorth Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

Ken Dammen

Climbed with friend Mike. Completed in about 8 1/2 hours. Tough hike out. Nice Day. 8th 14er in Colorado...9th overall.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 7:04 am

Sarah SimonDayhike via Standard North Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Sarah Simon

This is just a fantastic mountain, I was totally taken with it. Yes, the hike back up to Half Moon Pass at the end of a long day was a test of wills, but we got through it. I slept like a baby the night after this hike - I don't think I even moved for 8 hours straight. Partner: Jill.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:48 am

Liba KopeckovaHalf Moon trailhead  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Nice hike with my dog, beautiful mountain!
Posted Jul 8, 2009 3:51 am

nch5y7Independence Day Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

nch5y7

Went up Holy Cross via the Halo Ridge and came back down (and quite a bit of up) the standard route. The weather and view were beautiful.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 2:25 pm

GrampahawkToo much rain
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Grampahawk

We hiked into the East Cross Creek area and set up a camp. It stared raining just before we set up. Two days of rain followed. On the 3rd day the weather broke in the AM so we went for it. The creek was too high so we had to bushwack to the left to find a way to cross. The 'skeeters were ferocious.We got to the top of the snowfield, maybe a half mile from the summit, and the nasty weather came back in. It rained for another full day, and the summit was in white out. SO CLOSE! So we headed for a dry, warm motel. We climbed Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron, and Bross later in the week.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 10:45 am

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