Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


bricewilson - Dec 31, 2009 9:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Cross Couloir  Sucess!

Up the cross couloir, down the North ridge. Watch for rockfall as the snow softens up.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 24, 2009 12:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Beautiful mountain  Sucess!

Very nice mountain, one of my favorites hikes.


McCannster - Oct 4, 2009 12:38 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

via Notch Mtn and Halo Ridge  Sucess!

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.


Epica - Sep 21, 2009 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

Crying into the Bowl of Tears  Sucess!

I hiked this mountain on the 6th anniversary of my husband's death... I found this mountain to be a very healing place.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 21, 2009 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Girls Day Out  Sucess!

I led a group of my fiancee, Amy, and 8 of her girlfriends up the Standard Route of Holy Cross. Eveyone made the summit and back down on a great day! My 4th ascent of the peak.

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