Cross Couloir, Mt. of the Holy Cross

Greg Strokes follows the Way of the Cross //  [o]   @codytownsend

Greg Strokes follows the Way of the Cross // [o] @codytownsend

 

Elevation 1406” 4267m

Aspect: Northeast

Vertical: 1,300’ in the Cross

Coordinates: 39°28’01”N 106°28’54”W

First descent: Tom and Mike Carr 1977

“One of the great couloirs of the Colorado Rockies, the Cross Couloir drops directly off the summit to Bowl of Tears Lake.” (FCSDofNA)

It’s truly necessary to have a passion as a compass in life.
— Hilaree Nelson
With an impeding storm on the horizon, the push to ski two classic lines in Colorado in back-to-back days presents one of the most exhausting challenges of The Fifty to date.