Mt. Holy Cross

Halo Ridge - Class 2


Cross Couloir Ski - with Alan Palmer
Halo Ridge - with Kristi GPX
North Ridge - Solo

This gallery contains images and commentary from the Cross Couloir ski trip and the Halo Ridge trip.

Here is a summary of the Cross Couloir ski trip.

On 5/25/18 Alan and I drove from Denver to Minturn to ski Mt. of the Holy Cross.

The first leg of our adventure was on Pivot and Mondraker e-bikes courtesy of
We road the bikes 8.4 miles and 2700 vertical from the highway to the Half Moon trail head. Boost!!!

From the trailhead we hiked and skinned over Half Moon Pass to the East Cross Creek campsites. This leg of the trip was roughly 3 miles and 1300 vertical.

The next day we skinned 2 miles/ 3400 vertical up the North Ridge to the summit.

From the summit we skied the Cross Couloir to the Bowl of Tears. After skiing the couloir we skinned, scrambled and hiked a tedious 2 miles down the East Cross Creek drainage back to camp.

At camp we rested and packed up before hiking/skinning back to the TH.

Once at the TH we dusted off the bikes and cruised 8 miles of downhill back to the highway under clear skies and a 3/4 moon. Woot!!! Thanks again !!!

The entire trip (including e-biking) was roughly 27 miles and 8500 vertical over two days. Page