Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 6:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

#46 Columbia + Harvard + Holy Cross in 1 day lol  Sucess!

I rushed to the TH at 3:30pm and thought I totally have enough time to car-to-car before dark. With great determination I got back before 8pm with an average pace of 21 minutes :) The turn at mile 3.6 revealing the Mountain itself is akin to emerging out of the tunnel in Yosemite–an unbelievable vista with impossible proportions.

This is my favorite 14er to date.


rmjwinters - Aug 21, 2017 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

Via Halo Ridge  Sucess!

via Notch Mtn and Halo Ridge


yadahzoemtn - Mar 18, 2017 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016

My favorite 14er so far  Sucess!

07/08/2016: W/ Brent and Michael

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:42 pm

Day hike  Sucess!

Hiked in 1997 with a friends from college.


technicolorNH - Oct 9, 2016 4:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Kicked my ass  Sucess!

First summit of fall vacation and you could tell I came from 400 feet only two days before. Six hours and forty minutes up, twenty minutes on top, and four hours and fifty minutes back down. If the weather wasn't perfect I never would have been able to pull it off.


Moogie737 - Jul 10, 2016 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016

Half Moon trail up & down  Sucess!

#1 7-8-16 W/ Brent & Yz. Up in 5+21, taking our time. Touched snow one time only - the upper edge of the Angelica Couloir. Breathtaking views of the mountain on the descent from Half Moon Pass enervate one like nothing else. Fabulous trail maintenance makes what could be a difficult hike into a pleasurable experience. The final scramble up to the summit was just plain fun. Look forward to doing Angelica and Cross Couloirs next year. Saw marmots by the dozen, chipmunks, field mice and ptarmigans. Final 14er (5th) of seven great days in south central Colorado. At the TH after the hike some generous hikers about to leave for the East Cross Creek camping area shared watermelon with us, and watermelon has never tasted so good. Thanks to them!


scgrant - Nov 20, 2015 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015

Holy Cross  Sucess!

From the Fall Creek trail and Halo Ridge to Holy Cross Ridge Peak and onto Mount of the Holy Cross. Descended the Half Moon trail making for a great loop. Awesome hike and first 14er.


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 1:37 pm

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

I made the summit via the Halo Ridge. I flew out from Pennsylvania with my brother for his first fourteener experience.

After only 1 night in Colorado, we hiked in to set up camp at about 11,000 feet. This may have been a mistake, as my brother developed altitude sickness and was knocking on my tent at 10:30 pm. In my edible-induced haze, I got out of my tent and assisted him to our car at the trailhead. From there, we drove down the dirt road until we found a spot to pull over and sleep at about 8,000 feet.

After a largely sleepless, cold night in the car, I was hiking solo toward the Halo Ridge at about 7 am. At this point, the altitude was kicking my ass too, but I soldiered on anyway. I saw a couple of dudes camped out at the hut at the base of the ridge and stopped to chat for a minute. They were also from the northeast and described the Halo Ridge as similar to Katahdin's Knife Edge... not sure that I agree, but to each their own. There was not a soul in site for the remainder of the day.

As I approached the summit cumulonimbus clouds were forming, and I knew I needed to motor a bit. Getting up the final push to the summit was a bitch (especially after ascending the 13er you go over first), but I made it. I had the summit all to myself, and soaked it all in for a minute before heading down.

By the time I got back to the hut, I was getting nailed with hail... a common Colorado occurrence for me, Good thing I brought a good hard shell with me!! Made it back to the car rather quickly from here.

In total, I think the whole day took me about 10 hours or so. The Halo Ridge was a beautiful hike and the Holy Cross Wilderness was probably the most isolated and remote place I've experienced in Colorado. Beautiful country!!


xDoogiex - Oct 12, 2015 11:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015

Halo ridge  Sucess!

I joined some friends on the halo ridge up and standard down. Almost 6,000ft gain and summited three 13ers. I struggled with acclimatization due to no sleep or food before. Long tiring day. I wouldn't want to have down the mountain any other way


ericd - Aug 13, 2015 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

some mosquitos  Sucess!

4hrs up/3hrs down, convenient 14'er to do when taking a break from driving on I-70. Enjoyed seeing the misty summit early on the trail before descent into Half-moon campground. Trail is stepped thru granite and well established ridge line until last 300'.


buzzdainer - Aug 2, 2015 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

North Ridge  Sucess!

Great hike with a Meetup group!


jeffrawn - Jul 9, 2015 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

A Great Mountain  Sucess!

Loved this hike. Beautiful scenery throughout.


PanamaRed - Nov 10, 2014 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2014

November climb  Sucess!

Climbed the north ridge route in early november. There was quite a bit of snow from 11,000 feet on up. Great weather!


mattdalman - Sep 24, 2014 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014

3rd fourteener  Sucess!

North Ridge. Beautiful day!


Onager - Aug 24, 2014 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Wet day  Sucess!

Summited 14,005 ft. Mount of the Holy Cross on a rainy, foggy, snowy overcast day. Backpacked solo up to Half Moon with a full pack and stayed the night, hit the trail to Holy Cross at 6 AM, met up and hiked with other random hikers, and made the summit around noon. Back to the car at 4:15PM. Long day and 12 miles covered.


HedUp - Aug 12, 2014 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2014

First 14er  Sucess!

Nice views! Felt like shit at that elevation. Climbed the Bells on the 6th and 7th...amazing how quickly the body acclimated to the altitude...they felt MUCH better!


birdhead - Jul 26, 2014 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

North Ridge  Sucess!

Solo hike while at a "conference" in Vail. I really enjoyed the drive up Tigiwon road for some reason. Started at 6:15 am and was on top by 9:30 am. Summit views were really nice, as there is nothing taller near by.


nsward - Jul 21, 2014 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

Beautiful Hike  Sucess!

After climbing a number of 14ers, Mount of the Holy Cross is still one of my favorite hikes. It is a little more remote, with a long approach, so it sees less traffic.


chicagotransplant - Jun 22, 2014 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Cross to Halo  Sucess!

#6, this time up Cross and down Halo with Jamie.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:27 pm

Holy Cross  Sucess!

Summited twice, once from the standard route and once from seven sister lakes

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