14,011 ft / 4,271 m


2,111 ft / 643 m


53 summits

Top climbing months

August   24%

July   22%

September  16%

Most climbed route

North Ridge

  • Mount of the Holy Cross is the northernmost Colorado 14er in the Sawatch Range.
  • Named for the distinctive cross-shaped snowfield on the northeast face.
  • Has been much celebrated in the past by painters and photographers. It's still much photographed but it's not as well known today as it was in the past.
  • Holy Cross can be climbed by at least four different routes, with the easiest and most common route being the Class 2 North Ridge.
  • The Cross Couloir route forms the vertical portion of the famous cross feature and provides an advanced snow climb or extreme ski descent.
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