Mount of the Holy Cross from Halfmoon

Trip Date:Sep-16-2001
Trailhead Name:Halfmoon
Trailhead Elevation:10,320 Feet
Elevation Gain:5,625 Feet
Route Name:North Ridge
Round Trip Length:12.0 Miles
Trip Duration:8h 30m
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Mount of the Holy Cross

Elevation:14,005 Feet Mount of the Holy Cross
Rank:52nd of 54
Range:Sawatch
An early morning view of the Gore Range, which is north of Holy Cross. Holy Cross' North Face and the North Ridge. The aspen were just starting to change giving the valley lots of color.
An early morning view of the Gore Range, which is north of Holy Cross. Holy Cross' North Face and the North Ridge. The aspen were just starting to change giving the valley lots of color.
Mike works his way up to the ridgeline. More climbers enroute to the top. Looking down the North Ridge towards the Cross Creek valley.
Mike works his way up to the ridgeline. More climbers enroute to the top. Looking down the North Ridge towards the Cross Creek valley.
The final pitch to the summit. The Notch Mountain Shelter Cabin along the Halo Ridge route. Notch Mountain - elevation 13,237 feet.
The final pitch to the summit. The Notch Mountain Shelter Cabin along the Halo Ridge route. Notch Mountain - elevation 13,237 feet.
Snow clouds moved in earlier than expected. Looking down into the East Cross Creek valley and Lake Patricia. Mike at the top of Holy Cross.
Snow clouds moved in earlier than expected. Looking down into the East Cross Creek valley and Lake Patricia. Mike at the top of Holy Cross.
Brian on his 26th summit. Holy Cross engulfed in clouds. We rest up for the trek down the talus.
Brian on his 26th summit. Holy Cross engulfed in clouds. We rest up for the trek down the talus.
The Cross at mid-day with storm clouds moving in.
The Cross at mid-day with storm clouds moving in.