Holy Cross, Mount of the Climber's Log

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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


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

360 degree loop  Sucess!

Climbed Halo Ridge from Halfmoon Pass and descended standard route (13 miles RT) - a long and tough route, but fantastic views! Seeing Holy Cross from all angles was really cool as well.


Donno - Aug 13, 2013 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1977

N. Ridge  Sucess!

Me and dad. My first summit.
July, 1978: climbed Angelica couloir with Jimmy & dad.
July, 1980: N Ridge with dad & Mike Kerley under no moonlight
July 1988: 4th ascent w dad. Via N Ridge.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Long days  Sucess!

Packed in evening prior with hubby, hovered under some trees, shivering in a downpour in which lightning started a fire over in Vail. Next day was 13 hrs, hubby not confident on class 2/3 but he made it!


astroclimber - Jul 6, 2013 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Wet climb  Sucess!

Returned in a downpour. With Dave and Kat.


MissH - Jun 29, 2013 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Wildflowers everywhere!  Sucess!

Five hours up on this wonderful summer day. Stopped to take photos of wildlife and wildflowers. One of the prettiest 14ers and mountains I've ever hiked. 3.5 hours down. Bumped into CFI employees maintaining this wonderful trail (keep up the great work!) as well as Mountain Rescue Association (Eagle County) members sent to rescue an injured hiker (hope you're leg is okay, dude!) Popular summit today but not too crowded. Very little snow, almost all avoidable (unless you go up the couloir which some did).


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2013 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012

crossed up  Sucess!

3/10/17- spent the last two days snowshoeing through the holy cross wilderness for a winter summit of the mount of the holy cross. 31+ miles/9400' vertical, a tiring solo trip, yet i loved every moment of the adventure and am quite glad i invested the time and effort into this endeavor!

6/21/14- climbed the cross couloir w/mike. cloudy day, so the snow was hard the entire way up even though we didn't get into the couloir until 8am. halo ridge, the knee killer, for the descent picking up two new 13ers en route.

8/24/12- north ridge; i was surprised how quick this route was. clouds rolled in ~10am and i past on halo ridge with 90% chance of t-storms looming. my second to last fourteener



relic - Feb 23, 2013 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1980

Long time ago  Sucess!

Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

big day  Sucess!

w/ blair


JHH60 - Oct 31, 2012 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1977

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Long day - climbed during Colorado Outward Bound school mountaineering course.


MarkDidier - Oct 24, 2012 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012

North Ridge  Sucess!

Had wanted this peak for nearly 5 years. The weather wasn't great but the low lying clouds made for some great views!

milan - Oct 18, 2012 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Sawatch finisher  Sucess!

Wow, this was my lasr Sawatch, started before 4 am, finished at about 2 pm. This was a great trip and I saw the sunrise alpenglow on the summit right from the Halfmoon Pass. Great Sawatch Finisher.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 10, 2012 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

North Ridge  Sucess!

The white elephant is dead.


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.

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