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edgeGot a little lost....  Sucess!


Climbed from Alta but ended up on Flagstaff Mountain, so I had to scramble down to Cardiff Pass. From there it was some fun and easy scrambling to the top. Climbed both Mount Superior and Monte Cristo. Excellent views of the Cottonwood Ridge!
Posted Sep 20, 2014 11:41 am

Garon CorizWheezed to the Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

Garon Coriz

A cold that was worsened by a 30-hr shift, little sleep, and poor hydration worked me again on this hike. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling, I managed to reach the summit. The directions on the Cardiff Pass route page weren't the best and put me on a bushwhacking adventure on the lower reaches of the climb. Beautiful day in the mountains, though. Summited at 5 pm and the lighting was wonderful.
Posted Sep 16, 2014 1:31 pm

philadendronVia Lake Blanche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014


Beautiful weather for a long hike from the Mill B South trailhead in Big Cottonwood to Superior. Lake Blanche and Sundial were beautiful and so was everything else, except the long stretch of talus right below Superior. Ugh.

Crappy rock from Cardiac Pass to summit. Great rock and easy traverse from Superior to Monte Cristo.
Posted Sep 13, 2014 12:40 am

ApexrockSuicide Chute -> South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2014


When we reached the summit of Mt. Superior we encountered a surprise white out blizzard that forced to us to try and descend the mountain as timely and safely as possible. Because of this we never reached the summit of Monte Cristo. Too bad the two peaks are listed on a joint page :( Anyways, tons of excellent climbing to enjoyed on this route. Can't wait to do it again in better conditions!
Posted Apr 6, 2014 8:56 pm

regolitheSnowshoe ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014


I'm not gonna say we bit off more than we could chew with this one, but we definitely bit off a lot. 45+ degree consolidated snow slopes were the part I didn't count on. There were some places on the eastern ridge of Superior that were pretty intense in the snow. There was more exposure than I was expecting. Definitely not a "beginner" winter ascent. Super fun though. We snowshoed it, and I think we pissed off the a lot of the AT skiers in the area (even though we tried to stay off their skin tracks whenever possible).
Posted Mar 4, 2014 10:44 pm

yojimbo722Down in the Dark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013


Solo via Cardiff Pass and off trail scramble along ridge line topping Cardiff and Little Superior. Started late getting sunset pics over Cristo but missed that summit. Finished in the dark across Cardiff south ridge and realize I may have gone across Hellgate Cliffs getting off trail (not fun or smart in the dark).
Posted Sep 17, 2013 6:36 am

Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013


Staying at the Cliff for a conference. Had a few hours one afternoon, and thought I'd try to bag this one. Unfortunately I had to turn around right as the scrambling started due to lack of time. Oh well. Maybe next time. I throughly enjoyed the scenery and climb that I was able to complete...
Posted Aug 6, 2013 10:07 pm

mtybumpoNice Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013


Had a fun day on Mt. Superior/Monte Cristo. Bagged both summits. (Why isn't the register on the true summit?)I think I might have gotten a bit off route though because I ended up having to deal with some pretty intense class 4 stuff that pushed my solo comfort level.
Posted Jul 25, 2013 11:29 pm

MAeroFun, via Cardiff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013
Had a blast flying solo. Scrambling was secure and fun but not scary. Tagged Monte Cristo and headed back East all the way to Mt. Wolverine

Trip report
Posted Jun 22, 2013 10:39 pm

seanoSouth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


The south ridge is a super-fun scramble and, other than a single move, is no harder than class 3-4. You can probably even work around the crux to one side or the other. Tagged Monte Cristo, then picked my way down the nasty, partly-melted-out bowl SE of Superior. Trip report.
Posted May 25, 2013 4:22 pm

dstevenson0204Powder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2013


Most amazing powder day. Splitboarded up the east ridge. Rode down the southeast face. Perfect!
Posted Mar 25, 2013 2:23 am

andrew davidCardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

andrew david

Best thing about this peak is the summit view towards the Pfeifferhorn. With a little bit of a zoom you can take a picture that reveals the entire winding trail. A neat little view. Also some nice views toward Lake Blanche, revealing a cute little hanging lake over Blanche which would make a fine spot to camp.
Posted Feb 16, 2013 3:56 pm

marc123Suicide chute - south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2009


Nice climb in good weather over suicide chute and south ridge to the top.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:33 am

brekgroverVia Cardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


My wife and I topped out Superior, and Monte Cristo with the Wasatch Mountain Club. Fast pace, and only got about five minutes on either summit as we were concerned by large cumulonimbus clouds to the south. The class 3 was a riot! Go Utes!
Posted Sep 2, 2012 11:00 pm

leslie78Awesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012


Great hike! Not to long, but steep, scrambly, challenging, and incredible! Awesome views, and if you go during Oktoberfest, you can hear the music/yodeling from up there. :)
Posted Aug 27, 2012 12:30 am

Ryan BorzeaScrambling Fun!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Ryan Borzea

Over an hour straight of class 3 scrambling fun, what a blast! Me and my wife summited via Cardiff Pass. We both had a blast!
Posted Aug 27, 2012 12:15 am

PrinceOfNorwayVia Cardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


Stay on trail...free climbing wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 10:46 pm

scgrantSuperior/ Monte Cristo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014


7/20/2014 With the WMC as part of the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse. West Twin Peak to Mount Superior.
6/15/2013 Mt. Superior and Monte Cristo via Cardiff Pass.
9/2/2012 Mt. Superior and Monte Cristo via Cardiff Pass.
8/11/2012 Last two peaks on the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse. Climbed with WMC up Broads Fork and down Mill B.
7/26/2012 Mt. Superior and Monte Cristo via Cardiff Pass.
9/19/2011 Mt. Superior and Monte Cristo via Cardiff Pass.
Posted Jul 26, 2012 7:50 pm

voxnihiliMorning Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012


Went up in the morning before work. Nice way to start the day.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 8:09 pm

derektheredEast Ridge  Sucess!


08/05/11 - Bagged them both on a cloudless, blustery, mountain goat-filled day.

07/15/12 - With Pauline. Cloudy and cool, no goats though :(
Posted Jul 22, 2012 5:26 pm

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