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renogurtMid-may

renogurt

Climbed this one with apachedino three days after the triple traverse. The best part: finding a single ski to sit on all the way back to the car.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 1:56 am

J AndersonSuperior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

J Anderson

Climbed 3 times -
08/16/2006 Cardiff Pass solo
05/28/2007 Cardiff Pass with Matt, Mike,Dan and Dave.
09/08/2007 South Ridge with Matt
Posted Aug 16, 2006 9:15 pm

Rocky AlpsRoute Climbed: Cardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Rocky Alps

Started early, which treated us to some nice views of the rising sunlight on the Alpine Ridge (Pfeifferhorn looked really cool). A lot of fun scrambling, with a little exposure. We saw quite a few goats on neigboring ridges, and even heard a pack of coyotes howling (didn't know they were in this area). From the summit of Monte Cristo we could see the summit of every other 11,000 ft. peak in the Wasatch, except for Provo Peak. I was proud of my wife for being such a good trooper, since she has bad knees and this was the hardest hike (her first time scrambling as well) she had ever been on. See "Little Cottonwood Canyon Doubleheader" trip report for details.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:31 pm

Moogie737Various routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010

Moogie737

5-8-07 What a fun snow climb. No trail past Lake Blanche, so we winged it, huggingthe east edges of the drainage, then attaining the Cottonwood Ridge 1/4 mile west of Superior's summit (between Monte Cristo and Superior). From the S-curve TH it was 10 miles R/T. My 3rd time at the summit but my first in snow. Brent and Lana were great companions on this climb. Topped out on Superior and Monte Cristo on 6-5-07, a very windy day. On top of both peaks on 7-3-07, as a part of a trip to the summit of Sundial and then much ridge scrambling! On top of Superior for a 6th time as part of doing the south Superior ridge from Snowbird - awesome ridge. #7 along with Monte Cristo for the final two peaks of the 12-hour Cottonwood Ridge run. Started at the S-curve TH and ended at Alta. Tremendous adventure, but not for timid souls. #8 on 9-27-07 as part of south ridge scramble w/ Judy, Lana & Christine (3 geo-caches found en route by Judy!). #9 on 11-6-07 with Dave, Lana, Christine & Anne from S-curve via Lake Blanche, Blanche Peak, Cottonwood Ridge to Monte Cristo and down the steep snow-covered headwall of Superior back to Lake Blanche and out. Fabulous. 10th time w/ Lana & Brent. 10+05 from S-curve TH to Sundial, Cottonwood Ridge, Monte Cristo, Superior and back to the saddle between the two for a snow descent and out via the lake. Beautiful wild flowers and diminishing cornices. #11 as part of my 2nd full Cottonwood Ridge run on 7-19-08. Hot day requiring much mental toughness. #12 on 5-19-09 w/ Dave & Christine. Attained the ridge via a steep snow chute on the east face of the ridge, then Superior & Monte Cristo and back with several long glissades on the north side of the ridge leading to Cardiff Pass. #13 12-1-09 via Cardiff Pass w/ Christine, Ryan, & ZeeJay. Not a lot of snow considering the date. 2+47 to Monte Cristo summit, 5+15 total time for r/t. #14 6-15-10 W/ mtngoat. Via the suicide chute, both peaks, 2+30 to Superior summit. Hard to believe we could do this chute in crampons so late in the season! #15 7-3-10 as part of Cottonwood Ridge run with WMC. #16 9-25-10 to Superior via South Ridge w/ Dave & JP. #17 4-24-12 W/ Dave via Suicide Chute. Superior only as snow was softening quickly. Return by dropping down into the Cardiff Fork (9,500') and regaining Cardiff Pass. #18 8-11-12 Got 'em both as a fitting end to the Cottonwood Ridge traverse with WMC. w/ Brad & Sam. Thanks to Dave who left us cold water on top of Blanche Peak today! IVD #19 3-19-14 From Alta. Super cold. SS to 10,500' then crampons. Got Superior but too dangerous to attempt MC
Posted Aug 11, 2006 8:10 pm

Travis AtwoodCardiff Pass / East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Travis Atwood

7/12/08 - Bagged both peaks with friends John and Alex. Up and back via Cardiff.

7/29/06 - Climbed solo. Very fun scramble. I only made it to the first summit because thunderstorms were moving in and I’m not a fan of getting fried by lightning. I high tailed it out of there pretty quick and almost ran into a herd of mountain goats as I came around a corner.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 3:20 am

Ed FCardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006

Ed F

Nice scramble. I stayed on the ridge most of the way to Superior instead of using the scree on the left side. It slowed me down a little, but I can't stand hiking on steep scree.
Posted Jul 13, 2006 10:40 pm

madsjimCardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

madsjim

Did this one solo, I didn't expect the scrambling to be so long, I thought it was challenging, but certainly a quick hike. If you go up there be on the lookout for my cellphone, I lose everything!
Posted Jun 13, 2006 3:00 am

Jeremy FranchowRoute Climbed: Cardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2004

Jeremy Franchow

--June 28, 2007 West Ridge from Ferguson Canyon-->Mt. Superior, Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
--September 9, 2004 Quick, fun peak.
Posted Jun 8, 2006 5:37 am

highonpeaksCardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

highonpeaks

This was a fun and easy hike with awesome views. I went with my good friend Slade on his birthday. It was an awesome way to spend the day!
Posted May 5, 2006 6:35 pm

Rob ThompsonCardiff Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Rob Thompson

Another great day in the excellent company of Gordon Swenson. First climbed in 1965 after Tom May & I drove a jeep to the Regulator Johnson Mine at 10,000 feet in Mineral Fork - those were the days!
Posted Mar 5, 2006 5:10 am

eigerkidd1Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: Jan 14  Sucess!

eigerkidd1

what a great climb. the wind was intense, but added a little spunk to the climb. definately worth repeating.
Posted Feb 1, 2006 2:11 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: January 14th, 2006

PellucidWombat

I was blinded a few times by spindrift, and I inhaled the ice crystals once (ouch!). The steepest headwall on the route occurs about 200 ft after the crux pitch. This year it was steeper, creating a bulge as it was half corniced! I'd say it was 50-60o powder with a crust and fatal fall consequences.



Quite the wild route! Certainly one I could do again anytime.
Posted Jan 17, 2006 3:19 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005  Sucess!

GlennMerrill

Climbed with mountaingazelle. I wanted to try the South Ridge without snow. It is a great scramble in the summer/fall.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:55 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Cottonwood Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: Sept 24, 2005  Sucess!

GlennMerrill

Climbed with fowweezer, mountaingazelle, mockba, Paul and Tracy. Cottonwood Ridge Traverse is very enjoyable. I did not complete the entire traverse because I stayed with a slower member.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:38 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

a little loose in places, but a good climb with great views-- Superior

Posted Sep 30, 2005 10:38 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Cottonwood Ridge - Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 23rd, 2005  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

Joe Bullough and I topped off the day with Monte Cristo and Mt Superior after climbing Storm Mtn, the BF Twins, Sunrise Pk and Mt Dromedary, which turned out to be a day with 9,000 ft of elevation gain! We descended to Cardiff Pass to get picked up and enjoy a good glass of lemonade :-D
Posted Jul 26, 2005 12:48 pm

Ammon HatchRoute Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

Ammon Hatch

Hit both summits. There was snow on the last ridge to Monte Cristo, and we were unsure about it at first glance, but upon reaching the highpoint inbetween the two peaks we saw that it was really easy to navigate around. If you find yourself looking at a snowy ridge from superior, take a closer look before letting it turn you back.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 3:37 pm

BignickRoute Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 14 2003  Sucess!

Bignick

I've climbed these a couple of times, the first time came down in the dark and got off course and went to the South of Little Superior.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 11:15 am

craghagRoute Climbed: North Ridge from Lake Blanche Date Climbed: August 18, 2001  Sucess!

craghag

Made use of first aid kit. Also climbed 8/2/03 from Lake Blanche (there is a Mountain Goat Motel on a crag and we also saw a large moose)! Climbed 7/2/04 from Cardiff Pass (easy route compared to Lake Blanche Route)!
Posted Jun 7, 2005 1:23 pm

mountaingazelleMount Superior and Monte Cristo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2003

mountaingazelle

East Ridge - October 19, 2003 - Hiked to Cardiff Pass and then went up the East Ridge of Mount Superior and Monte Cristo.

Cottonwood Ridge - September 24, 2005 - Went with Mockba, Glenn Merrill, fowweezer, Paul, and Tracy. The ridge west of Monte Cristo is the best part of Cottonwood Ridge. A fun ridge traverse.

South Ridge - October 15, 2005 - Climbed the South Ridge with Glenn Merrill on a windy but sunny October day. Nice scrambling along the ridge and easier than expected.

Suicide Chute - June 24, 2006 - I decided to climb this variation of the South Ridge after reading about it on Joe’s page.

Cottonwood Ridge - September 21, 2008 - Hiked Cottonwood Ridge while starting at Alta.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 11:19 pm

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