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Looking West at the Cottonwood Ridge
Looking west at the Cottonwood Ridge during an ascent of Mount Superior's South Ridge; the summit of Monte Cristo is just right of center.
Feb. 26, 2005

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Corey BiglerExcellent photo!

Corey Bigler

Voted 10/10

We have a beautiful Peak called Monte Cristo in Washington also. This one in Utah is incredible.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 7:01 pm

PellucidWombatAnother technical route?

PellucidWombat

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You know, Joe, when we were climbing up the last part of the ridge, I kept eyeing the south face of Monte Cristo - do you suppose there might be any good technical routes up the thing? I wonder what they would be rated?



I also noticed a few possibilities of some multipitch trad routes coming out of Lake Blanche.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 10:48 am

Joseph BulloughRe: Another technical route?

Joseph Bullough

Hasn't voted

One time I saw an entry in the summit register, which mentioned ascending via the south ridge of "Monte Cristo". I know there's some controversy over the names of Monte Cristo / Superior, and some people use the names interchangeably, so I just assumed they meant the south ridge of Superior. I guess its possible they actually did mean a direct ascent of M.C. It looks pretty steep though; I'd guess at least 5.8 or better, but really hard to tell from that distance. Why don't you give it a try and let us know
Posted Feb 28, 2005 1:13 pm

PellucidWombatRe: Another technical route?

PellucidWombat

Voted 10/10

Hmm, I'd still think that those climbers would be referring to the S Ridge of Superior. The south side of Monte Cristo looks more like a face than a ridge to me . . .
Posted Feb 28, 2005 2:01 pm

maraudersSweet mercy...

marauders

Voted 10/10

...I don't know if I've come across this picture before. What a scene!!! I can't wait for winter.
Posted Oct 13, 2006 10:10 pm

PellucidWombatI didn't notice until just now

PellucidWombat

Voted 10/10

the climber's tracks ascending from the Monte Cristo Gulley to the summit
Posted Jan 2, 2010 2:24 am

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Joseph BulloughSubmitted by Joseph Bullough
on Feb 27, 2005 2:58 pm

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