Peak:  Mt. of the Holy Cross (14er)
 Route:  Cross Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Cool Hand Luke
 Date of Info:  04/22/2012
 Date Posted:  04/22/2012

Cross Couloir was too soft for comfort, felt more like winter snow than spring. I exited at 8:15 and would not have wanted to be in the couloir much later than that.

Good snow coverage right now that looks like it will hold, I would wait a few weeks before trying this one.

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 Comments or Questions

Road Conditions
04/23/2012 15:54
I am planning to head up the cross in a few weeks. What is the condition of the road? I am getting my bike ready!

Cool Hand Luke

Re: Road Conditions
04/23/2012 21:02
There are about 5 downed trees total that would be difficult to get a bike/trailer combo over, 2 before Tigawon cabin and 3 after if I remember correctly.

If it doesn't snow between now and when you go I believe the road should be dry with a few snow crossings, but nothing deep. Also, in a few weeks mud shouldn't be as big of an issue, saw where a few bikes got bogged down earlier this year.

Best of luck! Are you taking a trailer up and skiing down?


Re: Road Conditions
04/24/2012 19:43
Not quite good enough to ski it. Plan to climb the cross and descend the Halo Ridge Route.

Thanks for the info.

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