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 Peak(s):  Mt. of the Holy Cross  -  14,005 feet
Holy Cross Ridge  -  13,831 feet
PT 13,248  -  13,248 feet
 Post Date:  07/21/2012 Modified: 12/23/2013
 Date Climbed:   07/21/2012
 Posted By:  mountainmicah83
 Additional Members:   Baz Agastus

 Angel's Halo on Holy Cross   

With just 2 peaks left to complete the Colorado 14ers and my wife being out of town for the weekend, I decided I would make a go at Holy Cross. With the forecast at 60% chance of precip on Sat in the area and 70% on Sunday, I was a bit skeptical of a summit. I decided to go anyway and keep a close eye on the weather. After work Friday afternoon, I quickly gathered my gear and the infamous Baz Agastus and headed for the hills. I got to the trailhead on Friday night and much to my surprise the entire parking lot was full and cars were parking down the sides of the road. About 20 cars back, I found a cozy little place to park my truck and go lights out for the night at around 10:30 with the alarm set for 3:45 AM. I was going to wake up and if the sky was clear, the plan was to make a go at Halo Ridge to Holy Cross. 3:45 Came way too early and I wasn't feeling it. I went back to sleep resolving to the fact that I would still get to hike the standard route. By 5:30, I was finally up. After a quick cup of coffee I was on the trail by 5:45 with my best partner.
Nearing the pass where I was about to descend for almost 1000', I got my first picture of the day.

For the remainder of the report feel free to read on my blog HERE

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Until next time...

See you at the top!



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  • Comments or Questions
RJansen77


Nice work     2012-07-24 12:22:47
I'm the one who asked ”is this the famous Baz” while you guys were making the final push to Holy Cross. Glad to see you had a good day, and congrats on getting to 57/58!


dmccool


On a roll...     2012-07-24 13:58:34
...with the TR's buddy! Keep 'em coming. I'm sure that baby on the way won't affect your climbing schedule at all! Congrats, Micah, sweet write up.


zephyr_pelicante


Awesome     2012-07-24 15:48:14
Only one more to go. Wow! Looks like Huron will be your finisher - hope you have a great time on it.


USAKeller


Nice!     2012-07-25 07:43:33
This is high on my list this summer - thanks for the TR and pics!


rufhausen


First Photo     2012-07-25 13:49:36
I saw your first photo and thought, wow, that looks REALLY familiar.



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