Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Aug 6, 2007 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

RAIN:-(

We knew in the parking lot at 6am that we were in for a day hike with no summit.... it was raining:( We hiked anyways in the rain (no thunderheads) and made it all the way to 45 minutes away from the summit before we turned around. We have to go back. (See my July 14,2007 summit via Halo Ridge)!:-)

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Aug 6, 2007 11:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

halo not so good for dogs and ankles  Sucess!

I sure liked the portion of the trip from Half Moon TH to the summit of Holy Cross, but I stopped having fun on the Halo Ridge. The footing is pretty bad, on loose, often large talus. Fell down a few times when rocks came loose. My 40-lb, two foot tall dog really didn't like contouring on the rocks, and that put a damper on the day; if my baby isn't happy, I'm not happy!

HokieJim

HokieJim - Jul 17, 2007 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

With ktiffany22: Halo Ridge route up, North Ridge down

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Jul 16, 2007 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

LONG trip over Halo Ridge!  Sucess!

Beautiful flower-filled talus hopping LONG hike! Donned full packs to Halo Ridge shelter where we stayed the night (zero sleep- who can sleep at 13,080 feet?!). Summited the following day- WOW, the "bowl of tears" and views of the Cross were astounding... worth every pain in my legs at the days end! "Descended" the standard route... 14.25 miles roundtrip loop hike.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Jul 6, 2007 12:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Angelica and the Halo  Sucess!

Hit Angelica in the morning around 7am, snow was still good, even a little hard in the upper shaded region. Topped out with no one in site on a crystal clear day. Then descended the Halo Ridge back over Notch Mt to the Halfmoon TH. Great hike, awesome views, lots of wild flowers on the ridge. Beware the mosquitos.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 5, 2007 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

3rd ascent of Holy Cross, second time via Halo.

heather14

heather14 - Jul 1, 2007 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful day and great mountain! Would love to go back and climb the couloirs!

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Went up this one with my old man. Nice view from the top.

rpace

rpace - Jun 25, 2007 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Cross Couloir  Sucess!

Sustained angle on snow...great climb with great people...awesome day!

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Jun 19, 2007 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Wow  Sucess!

Great hike, cloud ceiling was about 15K and made things look interesting. Hiked in the first 3 miles in the dark and camped over. Some snow above 13K. One of the best hikes I've done!

MasonMiller

MasonMiller - Jun 8, 2007 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2007

Holy Long Day  Sucess!

Well, it was an exhausting long day. Beautiful area and scenes. Unfortunately the day my partner and I went, it was overcast and snowing. The ascent of N. couloir was really good, bomber snow pack and was certainly steeper near summit. Plenty of picking. Surging winds and snow made descent interesting. 18hrs later, arrived at park entrance and car.

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - May 25, 2007 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Standard North Ridge Route  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain, gorgeous surrounding scenery, and a fun hike. Started out around 7 and summitted around 11am. The view of Mt. of the Holy Cross from the top of Half Moon Pass was absolutely stunning. The only downside to this route was having to climb 900 or so vertical feet on the return up Half Moon Pass- it made for very tired legs at the end of the day.

ppergande

ppergande - Feb 3, 2007 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2006

Cross Couloir  Sucess!

This was my first snow climb and I loved it. I'm totaly hooked on snow routes now. A high camp is recommend for an early start. I did this route solo, and it was a blast. A climbing partner wouldn't be a bad idea. If you and the snow is in good condition it is not that difficult of a route. I plan to do this one again! START EARLY!

Humberto

Humberto - Jan 29, 2007 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

Awsome 14'er!!!  Sucess!

My buddy and I took our time to enjoy the outrageous scenery! We camped at Lake Patricia the first night, and then ascended Angelica's Couloir the following morning. A little dicey due to ALOT of rocks falling! Cant wait to do this in the winter!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1990

long one  Sucess!

pretty long 14er with some uphill on the way back

Mots010

Mots010 - Dec 10, 2006 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2001

Holy Cross  Sucess!

Unsure of exact date, but climbed back in 2001 with a friend from high school. My first 14'er.

winterfae

winterfae - Oct 24, 2006 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

halfmoon trail  Sucess!

Hit a rough day physically, but the weather was beautiful. Especially didn't enjoy the loss of elevation during the initial part of the trail which translates to a gain of elevation on the way back. Would love to spend more time in that general wilderness area someday though, just breathtaking.

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Sep 22, 2006 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

From Halfmoon  Sucess!

We had a beautiful day for this one - excellent views from the top. The climb back to the top of the pass on the way out was a bit rough after already summiting.

royswkr - Sep 22, 2006 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2004

1.5 days  Sucess!

Wisely done as backpack to squeeze summit between thunderstorms

haytraci

haytraci - Sep 22, 2006 5:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2006

Last Day of Summer?  Sucess!

Beautiful hike! Took the North Ridge route, starting at 7am and returning to the trailhead at 4:30pm. Beware of the 900-somethin' foot elevation gain ON THE WAY BACK. True test of endurance for a one-day climb, but worth every gruelling second.

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