Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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pacojgarza

pacojgarza - Sep 1, 2012 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Long but satisfying day.  Sucess!

Did the Tour de Holy Cross in nice weather. Went up the Halo Ridge and down the Halfmoon Pass route. It was a long day scrambling above 13K. Great views of the Bowl of Tears. It was peak 10 on my 13 day trip.

blueshade

blueshade - Aug 4, 2012 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

North Ridge to Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Nice day following the North Ridge to the summit, then continuing on to the Halo Ridge. Lake below was a beautiful blue. Took a look at Notch Mountain, but weather was rolling in.

cdevenney84

cdevenney84 - Jul 26, 2012 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Long but cool hike  Sucess!

Drove to the tailhead after work on a Friday, got up the ridge as it was getting dark and then descended into the valley with headlamps on and found a spot to camp. Next time I think I would skip the camping part, as putting on your big pack and getting back up the ridge after doing the 14er is brutal.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 5, 2012 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

5th Time  Sucess!

5th time up, this time standard up and down as a volunteer ranger patrol for the Forest Service. The CFI trail work in the boulders between 12/13k is looking good!

DerekFreed

DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

With Holy Cross Ridge  Sucess!

Long day. Ascended the standard route to the summit, then continued on the additional mile or so to the summit of Holy Cross Ridge. Returned the same way, bypassing the Holy Cross summit on the return.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

2nd favorite Sawatch 14ers  Sucess!

Remote. A slog back up over half moon pass. Great technical alpine route potential on the Angelica Face. A mountain worth multiple repeats.

EndlessPat

EndlessPat - Sep 8, 2011 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Not a cloud in the sky  Sucess!

Plenty of snow at the top

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 5, 2011 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

Big Talus  Sucess!

Great trail with big talus on top. 1,000 feet of gain on the return trip isn't as bad as it's made out to be.

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!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

One of my favorite Colorado 14ers  Sucess!

This is a gorgeous hike

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.

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