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 Bigler

Corey Bigler - Feb 27, 2005 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent photo!

We have a beautiful Peak called Monte Cristo in Washington also. This one in Utah is incredible.


PellucidWombat - Feb 28, 2005 10:48 am - Voted 10/10

Another technical route?

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.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Feb 28, 2005 1:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another technical route?

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


PellucidWombat - Feb 28, 2005 2:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Another technical route?

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 . . .


marauders - Oct 13, 2006 10:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet mercy...

...I don't know if I've come across this picture before. What a scene!!! I can't wait for winter.


PellucidWombat - Jan 2, 2010 2:24 am - Voted 10/10

I didn't notice until just now

the climber's tracks ascending from the Monte Cristo Gulley to the summit

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