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 Peak:  Mt. of the Holy Cross (14er)
 Route:  North Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Lindyhapa
 Date of Information:  07/07/2013
 Date Posted:  07/08/2013
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Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes! Bring your bug repellent. If you stop for 10 seconds anywhere in the first 4 miles of the hike, you will have anywhere between 1 and 10 of the buggers hovering around you and looking for a place to land. Aside from that, it was a pleasant climb. It was my first time out there and with this climb, I completed the Sawatch range. In my opinion, Mt. of the Holy Cross is the best looking peak in the Sawatch range. The trail is 100% free of snow. Clouds started appearing around 10:30am and got kind of dark by 1pm, but the weather held well. No rain, no lightning and by the time we got back to the car about 4:30pm, it was hot and sunny.



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Cross couloir     2013-07-10 14:29:49
Was the cross still filled in with snow?


Lindyhapa


Cross Couloir     2013-07-10 15:25:28
There was one climber who came up the Cross Couloir with crampons and an ice axe. There's definitely snow in the couloir, but lots of rocks poking through. The rock field below the couloir is barren.



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