This peak is #56 on the Height List for Colorado . This peak is #74 in Prominence List for Colorado .Mount of the Holy Cross is the highpoint of Holy Cross Ridge in Colorado's Sawatch Range. The south ridge is the standard summit route. The approach is usually from the north via a trail that crosses Halfmoon Pass. The crux of the climb is an up to 45-degree gully known as "Couloir of Tears" that climbs up to the south ridge from a lake called "Bowl of Tears".