Whitecross Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: Southwest Ridge via Grizzly Gulch
Posted On: 2020-10-18, By: supranihilest
Info: A really neat peak that's worth the extra effort if doing Handies from Grizzly Gulch. Simply take the Grizzly Gulch trail until it's near the Handies/Whitecross saddle then leave the trail, go to the saddle, and take the ridge up Whitecross. It's all Class 2 and shifts between numerous types of rocks, ending in blobby granite on the beautiful summit. Views are incredible and you will probably find numerous geodes and shiny, crystaline rocks on the ascent. Descending back to the trail is probably the fastest and easiest option. 
Route: SE Slopes
Posted On: 2020-07-12, By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: Ascended SE slopes (I think - went 13er style and 'off route' a bit) off the Grizzly Gulch trail heading up to Handies. One snowfield you can avoid on the ridge. Beautiful flowers. Went down the ridge headed toward Handies, which almost parallels the trail in the basin just at 12k+ feet. Met up with the Handies trail in the rock section around 12,800.. Fun scrambling to reach the summit of Whitecross. 
Route: Grizzly Gulch/Campbell Creek
Posted On: 2018-08-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Totally dry. 
Route: Southwest Ridge from Grizzly Gulch
Posted On: 2016-07-10, By: Tony1
Info: Completely dry all the way to the summit. 

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