Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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GeorgeJames - Jul 8, 2008 7:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Angelica Halo Loop  Sucess!

My first snow climb on a fantastic Independence Day. A very nice climb, perfect for a beginner. I led the bootpack for most of the way up, and loved every second. Descended along the Halo Ridge, which made for excellent views, but left me completely gassed. Elected to come down the trail from the Notch Mountain Shelter rather than navigate the notch, which didn't seem like a good idea for an exausted climber. Skies so clear that I wished for clouds to keep the sun from beating on me. Holy Mosquitos! Bring some bug spray for this one, and try not to stop too much, because the bugs will zero in on you quick.


big_g - Jul 7, 2008 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Via Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Spent the night in Notch Mtn's shelter which is something I've been wanting to do since learning of it's existance some years ago. Glad I finally did.


rleclair - Jul 6, 2008 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Celebrating the 4th of July on MHC!  Sucess!

MHC is perhaps the prettiest mountain in Colorado! This was my second summit of MHC via the standard route. Went with fellow SPer and good friend shanrickv (aka Patrick) and had a fantastic, yet long day from the TH to the summit and back. Also had the honor of meeting 6-year Colorado phenom - Kessler!


Kessler - Jul 6, 2008 12:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

With Dad  Sucess!

At age 6 I climbed it with my dad and had a great time.


Scott - Jul 6, 2008 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Holy Cross  Sucess!

July 3 2008:

Six year old Kessler left the trailhead in the afternoon and backpacked over Halfmoon Pass and over to Cross Creek where we camped. There were several snowfields to hike across. The stream was really high which made for an interesting crossing. We had a nice camp at Cross Creek.

July 4 2008:

At 6:15 am we left for the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross. We reached the top just before 11 am, but spent over an hour on the summit on a bluebird day. We hiked down the mountain and packed up camp and at an early dinner before climbing back over Halfmoon Pass. We had a second dinner on Halfmoon Pass and didn’t arrive back at the trailhead until 7:30 PM, over a 13 hour day, though we took our time on the climb out over Halfmoon Pass and down to the trailhead. With 4300 feet (1310 meters) altitude gain and 4800 feet (1460 meters) of descent on day 2 the peak was a hard earned prize for any six year old.


shanrickv - Jul 4, 2008 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Holy Cross on July4th  Sucess!

Had a great 4th of July on a long climb with good friend, Robert. Did it one day from Half Moon TH.


dswink - Mar 10, 2008 2:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Prettiest Colorado climb I have done  Sucess!

Pretty forest trails, beautiful meadows full of flowers, and a darned good looking peak.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 9, 2008 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

with UN 13831  Sucess!

This was my third time climbing Holy Cross. The bugs were annoying on this hike below treeline. We also included UN 13831, which is a high 100.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 9, 2008 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1990

Invigorating  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing Holy Cross. The climb back over Half Moon Pass was invigorating!


jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006




tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004

North Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the North Ridge from Halfmoon Trailhead. Had the summit to myself at 8:58 AM. Water bottles started to freeze.

devnull4 - Jan 10, 2008 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Prep for Rainier  Sucess!

It was a long haul up there, but well worth it.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 4, 2008 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2007

Winter ascent.  Sucess!

This was wonderful, snowy experience up Holy cross couloir with a friend and I. It was also my sixth time on top of this wonderful place.


spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with a couple of buddies from 14ers.com. Cold, cold morning with mist, fog, and low clouds. Long, painful descent of the standard route, but well worth it.


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Halo Ridge route  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny day. Hot even. Still a lot of snow on the mountains, but we didn't come across any on our route. The view of the Cross from across the Bowl of Tears is spectacular, something you cannot see from the standard route up Holy Cross.


swampclimber - Sep 27, 2007 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

It was my wife's first 14'er, first mountain at all for that matter. We had a great climb together and hopefully she will climb so more with me.


Gahugafuga - Sep 10, 2007 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Ascended N Ridge of Holy Cross first on my way to Notch Mtn. Perfect weather.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:19 pm

Cross  Sucess!

did the cross couloir late in the spring of last year. Quite a fun experience. we took the normal route back down. I want to go back to that area and do the 13er that is just to the SE of Holy Cross. I forget the name of it right now. That couloir that you can see from the bottom of the cross couloir looks like a real trip. steep and fun.


rockrat2 - Sep 5, 2007 12:46 pm

Holy Cross  Sucess!

Easy hike up the North ridge, my climbing partner and I took our girl friends on their first 14ner and all made it without any problems.


PHenry - Aug 26, 2007 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Great day on Halo Ridge  Sucess!

My regular climbing partner Mark and I traversed the Halo on his b'day...
A beautiul day on a beautiful mountain.

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