Notch Mountain & UN 13,248 Climber's Log

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Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 30, 2023 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2023

Loop from Fall Creek  Sucess!

We started from Fall Creek trail, after reaching shelter we had to navigate around notch to get to Notch Mountain summit, some route finding challenges but it was great hike.


JRaphaelson - Aug 17, 2021 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2021

From Half Moon Pass  Sucess!

Great hike from Half Moon Pass and then traversed over to UN 13248.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 26, 2019 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2019

solitude and wind  Sucess!

could not open the door into the shelter, continued onto UN 13248, Holy Cross Ridge etc.


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

13,248  Sucess!

We climbed pt 13,248 on the tour de abyss. We were at the notch shelter but didn't climb notch itself yet


Shaylee - Sep 18, 2014 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Peak 13,248/Notch Mountain  Sucess!



Kessler - Sep 18, 2014 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Peak 13,248/Notch Mountain  Sucess!



Scott - Sep 18, 2014 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Peak 13,248/Notch Mountain  Sucess!

Kessler, Shaylee, and I set off to climb Peak 13,248 and Notch Mountain. We awoke to 26F/-4C, but it was a beautifully clear day. We hiked up the trail before turning up Notch Mountain and I was surprised how well graded and pleasant the trail was all the way to the shelter.

Once at the shelter we had some snacks and headed for Peak 13,248. Once on top we were still feeling good and since we had a lot of time still available, we contemplated doing the Halo Ridge. Since we hadn't planned to do that ahead of time, we didn't think we had enough water since we only had two combined liters left. We decided to head over to Notch Mountain instead.

We scrambled up Notch Mountain and then enjoyed the views before heading back down along the ridge.

It was a pleasant and good climb. It was a bit breezy at times, but the weather was really good.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 30, 2014 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Halfmoon  Sucess!

Slept through the alarm for the Cross Couloir and ended up on the N. Ridge of Holy Cross by mistake (missed the turnoff at the creek AHHHHGAIN). Didn't feel like going up Holy Cross via walkup so we turned around and went up Notch instead. Cool peak.


chicagotransplant - Jun 23, 2014 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Final 13er after ascent of Holy Cross and descent of Halo, with Jamie.


shanahan96 - Jun 23, 2014 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

third's the way down!  Sucess!

third thirteener of the day, right before we started to descend from halo ridge. an easy, fairly non-descript peak with glorious views of the cross. too bad the ice was blocking us from opening the door to the notch mountain shelter!



DanielL - Nov 16, 2013 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

Halfmoon Pass - Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed over Notch Mtn from Halfmoon Pass en route to Holy Cross. Great views and lots of fun ridge hiking!


mountaingazelle - Jul 28, 2013 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2013

Notch  Sucess!

Hiked from Half Moon Pass up the north ridge route. Perfect time to hike the mountain since all of the couloirs were full of snow. It started raining and hailing just before getting back to the trailhead.


JHH60 - Oct 31, 2012 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1977

Climbed in COBS  Sucess!

Climbed the peak and slept in the shelter during a 30 day Colorado Outward Bound School course. We did some cleanup work in the shelter, and climbed Mt. Holy Cross the next day.


alpine345 - Oct 19, 2012 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1999

notched another  Sucess!

Hiked this Edie Hudson...


EndlessPat - Sep 3, 2012 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Beat the weather

Made it to the shrine just as it began to sleet.


mjholmes - Mar 12, 2012 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1999

For the View  Sucess!

Climbed for the view of Holy Cross while visiting friend Kathy in Vail.

REM - Jun 25, 2011 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1973

Half Moon Trailhead  Sucess!

Carried a 400mm telephoto lens to photograph Mount of the Holy Cross...imagine how unnecessary that was!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 20, 2010 3:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Halfmoon TH  Sucess!

Climbed from the TH and took the side trail up Notch at night. Watched the sunrise on Holy Cross from the summit. Traversed the Notch. Walked half the Halo ridge, wanted to complete the loop over Holy Cross but my my friends alt. sickness turned us around. We descended the switchback trail and took the Tuhare Lakes trail back to Halfmoon TH instead of completing the loop


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010

turned away on halo ridge  Sucess!

Hike to Notch was great. Good views of the Gores. Loved the shelter. Got turned back on Halo Ridge due to high winds and approaching storms. Can't wait to go back in winter.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2010 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Long Day  Sucess!

We ended up here after doing Halo Ridge from Holy Cross. We didn't make it to the northern summit, but made the southern one. Guess thats why the call it notch mountain. Cool views of Cross Couloir

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