|Peak:||Mt. of the Holy Cross (14er)|
|Date of Information:||09/13/2012|
We climbed Holy Cross and descended Halo Ridge route yesterday in perfect conditions. There was no snow on the mountain, which was interesting because because many of the other peaks in the Sawatch got some the day before. The folks at CFI have been hard at work, and the trail up to the summit was almost a walk up.
Taking the Halo Ridge Route down provided some adventure, and is well worth including in your climb. This route down will add significant time. We left the HC summit at 10am and reached the Notch Shelter at around 1:30pm. We found sticking to the top and a little right of the ridge line was better than dropping too far down into the basin. I must admit Halo Ridge took much longer than we thought it would.
Our start time was 4:30am and we finished around 5pm. A great day in the mountains!