Notch Mountain & UN 13,248 Climber's Log

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climbhighnow

climbhighnow - Sep 9, 2009 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

From Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!

nice ridge climb, can be as easy or up to about class 3, as desired.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jul 13, 2009 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Proposal  Sucess!

I proposed to Amy in front of the shelter on a beautiful afternoon. We spent the night in the shelter alone with a fire, champagne, wine and cribbage. The perfect celebration!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jul 13, 2009 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Wood Cache  Sucess!

I blasted up the trail to cache some firewood for the big weekend...

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 13, 2009 9:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Half Moon Pass   Sucess!

The day after summitting Mount of the Holy Cross, we did what any sane people would do and followed the well-built trail from the top of Half Moon Pass all the way to the top of Notch Mountain to enjoy the view of the cross couloir. Partner: Jill.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Feb 16, 2009 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Route climbed: Half Moon Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with my very-soon-wife-to-be Sonya the week before our wedding for our last mountain adventure as an unmarried couple. Fun!

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 29, 2008 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

From Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!

Did the classic Halo Ridge route mainly to climb Holy Cross. Picked up Notch Mountain, UN 13248 & Holy Cross Ridge as well.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Sep 10, 2007 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

The final leg of the Halo Ridge. I have no idea if the route I found across the Notch is the correct route, but it worked. From the south summit, I followed the ridge along until encountering cairns where cliffs block passage to the notch. I backtracked then downclimbed a steep, loose gully on the west side that appeared to fall into oblivion. Halfway down the gully, a down-trending ledge on the left side allowed exposed 3rd class access to the scree fields below the notch. From there, traversing and a bit of Class 2+ climbing got me to the true summit. Almost gave up before finding that improbable gully.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Jul 6, 2007 2:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

From the Halo  Sucess!

Took the "direct assault" route from the cabin down a little class 4. I made one attempt to drop down and find the ledge, but got cliffed out and gave that up. Still never saw a good traverse once on the other side. See picture.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 5, 2007 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

UN 13248 via Halo  Sucess!

Climbed as part of the Halo Ridge over to Holy Cross

rdmc

rdmc - Jun 9, 2007 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

Fall Creek Trail  Sucess!

Climbed with our son and some friends and their two early grade school sons.

Had a great day, long hike for little legs, but they were troopers!

We had a mini baptizm service on top, in a rain pool.... burr!
Awesome view of Holy Cross.

Incredible day to remember always!

lanagordon

lanagordon - Nov 4, 2006 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2003

Perpetual Warm Up  Sucess!

A warm-up for us every year. A great hike, great views, great (and some not so great) memories.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Sep 13, 2006 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Half Moon Pass  Sucess!

After hiking Holy Cross the day before, we dropped our packs at Half Moon Pass and headed up Notch. My Dad stayed at Half Moon Pass while Tom and I ascended up the mountain. Tom Stopped at the saddle while I continued up to the top of Notch. A few inches of snow accumulated in the Cross making it very apparent. Fun climb and very worthwhile.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 26, 2006 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Halo Ridge (ascent), North Ridge (descent)  Sucess!

From Mount of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Ridge, Points 13,373, 13,248 & 13,224. En route to Point 12,743. Trip Report

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jun 22, 2006 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

via Halfmoon Pass  Sucess!

Climbed Notch Mtn after work on the solstice to get some beta on Holy Cross, nice climb with some great views of not just Holy Cross but of the Gore Range and Tenmile Range as well.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Halo Ridge is quite a hoot, but man did I hate all those switchbacks on the Notch Mountain Trail, quite ridiculous!

mdavenport2

mdavenport2 - Jan 4, 2006 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Fall Creek Trail Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Notch Mountain on the big search day for missing climber Michelle Vanek. Hiked Fall Creek trail to intersection with Notch Mountain trail. After climbing to the shelter and enjoying the view, made the easy climb to point 13,248. Returned to the shelter and then traversed to the north summit west of the notch. Climbed to the notch from the west side, it is a very impressive cliff. Returned via Half Moon pass. Unfortunately no sign of Michelle that day.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Dec 31, 2005 4:03 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

My friend Arthur and I hiked over the hump of Point 13,248 on our Halo Ridge traverse after summitting Mount of the Holy Cross and Holy Cross Ridge. Fun day, great views into the Bowl of Tears and Holy Cross. Visited around the impressive shelter and descended the Notch Mountain Trail. Beautiful wildflowers!

Gareth

Gareth - Dec 27, 2005 10:30 pm

Route Climbed: Notch Mountain Trail Date Climbed: September 2, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed solo as part of a climb of the Halo Route of Holy Cross Ridge and Mount of the Holy Cross. Slept in the shelter. Climbed Notch in the morning before setting off on Halo. The move at the top of the south side of the notch was hairy to say the least! Great views of Holy Cross!



Summited Point 13,248 on my way along the Halo Route to Holy Cross Ridge and Mount of the Holy Cross.

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