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climbhighnowFrom Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009


nice ridge climb, can be as easy or up to about class 3, as desired.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 7:08 pm

Eric HolleProposal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Eric Holle

I proposed to Amy in front of the shelter on a beautiful afternoon. We spent the night in the shelter alone with a fire, champagne, wine and cribbage. The perfect celebration!
Posted Jul 13, 2009 11:41 pm

Eric HolleWood Cache  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Eric Holle

I blasted up the trail to cache some firewood for the big weekend...
Posted Jul 13, 2009 11:39 pm

Sarah SimonHalf Moon Pass   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Sarah Simon

The day after summitting Mount of the Holy Cross, we did what any sane people would do and followed the well-built trail from the top of Half Moon Pass all the way to the top of Notch Mountain to enjoy the view of the cross couloir. Partner: Jill.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:51 am

hhsilleckRoute climbed: Half Moon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


Climbed with my very-soon-wife-to-be Sonya the week before our wedding for our last mountain adventure as an unmarried couple. Fun!
Posted Feb 16, 2009 8:15 pm

SarahThompsonFrom Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005


Did the classic Halo Ridge route mainly to climb Holy Cross. Picked up Notch Mountain, UN 13248 & Holy Cross Ridge as well.
Posted Mar 29, 2008 4:35 pm

GahugafugaHalo Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


The final leg of the Halo Ridge. I have no idea if the route I found across the Notch is the correct route, but it worked. From the south summit, I followed the ridge along until encountering cairns where cliffs block passage to the notch. I backtracked then downclimbed a steep, loose gully on the west side that appeared to fall into oblivion. Halfway down the gully, a down-trending ledge on the left side allowed exposed 3rd class access to the scree fields below the notch. From there, traversing and a bit of Class 2+ climbing got me to the true summit. Almost gave up before finding that improbable gully.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 4:52 pm

thebeave7From the Halo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007


Took the "direct assault" route from the cabin down a little class 4. I made one attempt to drop down and find the ledge, but got cliffed out and gave that up. Still never saw a good traverse once on the other side. See picture.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 2:04 am

chicagotransplantUN 13248 via Halo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


Climbed as part of the Halo Ridge over to Holy Cross
Posted Jul 5, 2007 10:39 am

rdmcFall Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004


Climbed with our son and some friends and their two early grade school sons.

Had a great day, long hike for little legs, but they were troopers!

We had a mini baptizm service on top, in a rain pool.... burr!
Awesome view of Holy Cross.

Incredible day to remember always!
Posted Jun 9, 2007 12:04 pm

lanagordonPerpetual Warm Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2003


A warm-up for us every year. A great hike, great views, great (and some not so great) memories.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 5:35 pm

Steven CrossHalf Moon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Steven Cross

After hiking Holy Cross the day before, we dropped our packs at Half Moon Pass and headed up Notch. My Dad stayed at Half Moon Pass while Tom and I ascended up the mountain. Tom Stopped at the saddle while I continued up to the top of Notch. A few inches of snow accumulated in the Cross making it very apparent. Fun climb and very worthwhile.
Posted Sep 13, 2006 6:07 pm

Brian KaletHalo Ridge (ascent), North Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Brian Kalet

From Mount of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Ridge, Points 13,373, 13,248 & 13,224. En route to Point 12,743. Trip Report
Posted Jun 26, 2006 5:42 pm

chicagotransplantvia Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006


Climbed Notch Mtn after work on the solstice to get some beta on Holy Cross, nice climb with some great views of not just Holy Cross but of the Gore Range and Tenmile Range as well.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 2:46 pm

Ryan KowalskiHalo Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003

Ryan Kowalski

Halo Ridge is quite a hoot, but man did I hate all those switchbacks on the Notch Mountain Trail, quite ridiculous!
Posted May 20, 2006 3:23 am

mdavenport2Route Climbed: Fall Creek Trail Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed Notch Mountain on the big search day for missing climber Michelle Vanek. Hiked Fall Creek trail to intersection with Notch Mountain trail. After climbing to the shelter and enjoying the view, made the easy climb to point 13,248. Returned to the shelter and then traversed to the north summit west of the notch. Climbed to the notch from the west side, it is a very impressive cliff. Returned via Half Moon pass. Unfortunately no sign of Michelle that day.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 6:50 pm

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: Halo Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Brad Snider

My friend Arthur and I hiked over the hump of Point 13,248 on our Halo Ridge traverse after summitting Mount of the Holy Cross and Holy Cross Ridge. Fun day, great views into the Bowl of Tears and Holy Cross. Visited around the impressive shelter and descended the Notch Mountain Trail. Beautiful wildflowers!
Posted Dec 31, 2005 4:03 pm

GarethRoute Climbed: Notch Mountain Trail Date Climbed: September 2, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed solo as part of a climb of the Halo Route of Holy Cross Ridge and Mount of the Holy Cross. Slept in the shelter. Climbed Notch in the morning before setting off on Halo. The move at the top of the south side of the notch was hairy to say the least! Great views of Holy Cross!

Summited Point 13,248 on my way along the Halo Route to Holy Cross Ridge and Mount of the Holy Cross.
Posted Dec 27, 2005 10:30 pm

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