Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - Jul 18, 2011 9:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

From Fancy Creek TH  Sucess!

Due to Tigiwon Rd closure, I went in from the south. The road just past Fancy Creek was washed out. Packed into Hunky Dory Lake. Reached east ridge of Pt 13,768, went over to Mt of HC, then back to HC Ridge. Came down to Tuhare Lakes - which was a big mistake! Spent a lot of time looking for a passable way down. Beautiful area! But lots of snow begets lots of rushing water.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 1975

From Half Moon Campground

Climbed with my Father

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Feb 17, 2011 1:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome route. One of the best hikes in CO. Full trip report found here.

JohnnyCO

JohnnyCO - Feb 8, 2011 7:21 pm

Enchanting  Sucess!

Great summit on the standard route. Next time we'll do the ridge walk around to the hut. Looks like a great loop.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Jan 30, 2011 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

Summer & Winter x2  Sucess!

8/7/05 - Halo Ridge route, long and scenic. Descended standard route.

1/29/11 - Backpacked up Tigiwon Road (looooong), past summer trailhead to a camp spot just below Halfmoon Pass. Climbed a slight variation of the standard north ridge route to avoid avalanche danger, particularly getting down to Cross Creek. Big effort.

12/23/12 - Another winter summit. 3 days/2 nights from bottom of Tigiwon Rd. Followed more or less the standard route.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 16, 2011 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Awesome  Sucess!

Great peak.

centrifuge

centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

sat the top just after sunset  Sucess!

and felt really stupid. We had great weather but climbed through the hotest part of the day and ran out of water before the summit. Did it in one day and long day does not cover this

thatnissanguy

thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

North Ridge to summit  Sucess!

Great day and 5th fourteener for me. It was a little stormy and we had some snow flurries. The climb back out of halfmoon pass sucked! Of course!

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Oct 4, 2010 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Holy Cross and Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Mount of the Holy Cross via North Ridge Route. Returned back via Halo Ridge Route. Nice weather, great views.

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Oct 3, 2010 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Standard Route, a new favorite  Sucess!

Great route--a real blast. Amazing weather: mostly sunny with no wind, 40° at the summit. Happy to have survived the Bermuda Triangle of the Rockies: the mountain really does try to sucker you down the left side on the descent.

StephanieLynn

StephanieLynn - Sep 20, 2010 12:12 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2010

winter death march  Sucess!

Third time summiting, but this one was the most physically demanding thing I've ever done. Long day and it took all four of us taking turns to break trail, but we summited right at sunset! Hit the wall on the way down, due mostly to dehydration. A very memorable and rewarding winter hike I plan to never repeat. With Kiefer, Ben, and Ryan.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Sep 19, 2010 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Long day, but very enjoyable  Sucess!

I was not prepared for the outstanding beauty of the Holy Cross wilderness and the of the mountain. We got a really late start and climbed the mountain from the Halfmoon Pass route. It was a really long day and I would of been happier if we didn't have to go 1000 feet back up to Halfmoon Pass.

metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Jul 22, 2010 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Cross couloir!  Sucess!

hiked in 6/26, camped at the Bowl of Tears. Awesome snow climb!

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Jul 18, 2010 8:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

Halo Ridge solo  Sucess!

Started at 3:30am and made it to Notch Mountain right after sunrise. The ridge was long as advertised but I didn't see a soul until the summit of Holy Cross. The north ridge seemed long but it may just be that I didn't go up that way so it was unfamiliar. Climbing back over Halfmoon Pass wasn't as tough as I had feared. Great route for a blue bird sky kind of day!

Bkoziol3

Bkoziol3 - Jul 6, 2010 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Holy Cross CLimb

Beautiful and dramatic peak in the Sawatch.. Pictures to follow.

seano

seano - Jun 30, 2010 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Cross couloir  Sucess!

Wasted an hour blowing right by the entrance to the cross, and was rewarded with nasty slush. Oh, well. Still a cool route. Trip report

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2010 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Solitude and a Long Day  Sucess!

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

dclimb14me

dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:07 am

Always Fun  Sucess!

Been on summit 4 times, always a great climb. Next time will be the cross!

Alika

Alika - Jan 23, 2010 2:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2009

via Notch Mtn and Halo Ridge, awesome!  Sucess!

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

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 6, 2010 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2010

North Ridge  Sucess!

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.

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