Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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landonflo

landonflo - Jan 3, 2016 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

Great hike  Sucess!

Great hike, will be back to climb/scramble the south ridge.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Sep 15, 2015 8:34 am

Various ascents  Sucess!

Climbed 20 times:

  • 9/13/15 - South Ridge
  • 5/20/12 - Suicide Chute / South Ridge
  • 7/30/10 - South Ridge
  • 7/23/10 - West ridge via Ferguson Canyon / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 9/19/09 - West ridge via Broads Fork / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 8/21/09 - South Ridge
  • 7/05/08 - West ridge via Broads Fork / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 6/04/06 - West ridge via Broads Fork / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 6/03/06 - Suicide Chute / South Ridge
  • 1/14/06 - South Ridge (Superior only)
  • 10/23/05 - South Ridge
  • 7/23/05 - West ridge via Ferguson Canyon / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 7/09/05 - Cardiff Pass
  • 2/26/05 - South Ridge
  • 7/31/04 - West ridge via Broads Fork / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 7/02/04 - Cardiff Pass
  • 6/05/04 - North Ridge via Lake Blanche
  • 8/02/03 - North Ridge via Lake Blanche
  • 8/18/01 - North Ridge via Lake Blanche
  • 1986 - Cardiff Pass (Superior only)

  • ridings82

    ridings82 - Aug 24, 2015 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

    Superior Only  Sucess!

    Hopefully there's an update in the near future that shows I tackled both peaks. Enjoyed the summit with a skier and boarder who were looking for the last few hundred feet of snow for the season. The trek up is straightforward but also challenging - lots of loose talus and some sustained class 3 scrambling (especially if you're working around snow patches). The view down into Albion Basin is outstanding.

    Via Cardiff Pass - 07/06/2014

    abrennalinerush

    abrennalinerush - Aug 1, 2015 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

    Sunscreen? Check.  Sucess!

    Coffee? Oh no.

    Protip: put on your sunscreen *after* you are well caffeinated, else you may end up with one super crisp arm and one normal arm.

    Let me be the cautionary tale.

    (Fun scrambling! Went up from Alta via Cardiff, and we hit both Superior and Monte Cristo.)

    edge

    edge - Sep 20, 2014 11:41 am

    Got 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!

    Garon Coriz

    Garon Coriz - Sep 16, 2014 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

    Wheezed to the Top  Sucess!

    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.

    philadendron

    philadendron - Sep 13, 2014 12:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014

    Via Lake Blanche  Sucess!

    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.

    Apexrock

    Apexrock - Apr 6, 2014 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2014

    Suicide Chute -> South Ridge  Sucess!

    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!

    regolithe

    regolithe - Mar 4, 2014 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

    Snowshoe ascent  Sucess!

    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).

    yojimbo722

    yojimbo722 - Sep 17, 2013 6:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013

    Down in the Dark  Sucess!

    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).

    hans.schenk

    hans.schenk - Aug 6, 2013 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

    Almost...

    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...

    mtybumpo

    mtybumpo - Jul 25, 2013 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

    Nice Scramble  Sucess!

    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.

    MAero - Jun 22, 2013 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

    Fun, via Cardiff  Sucess!

    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

    seano

    seano - May 25, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

    South ridge  Sucess!

    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.

    dstevenson0204

    dstevenson0204 - Mar 25, 2013 2:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2013

    Powder  Sucess!

    Most amazing powder day. Splitboarded up the east ridge. Rode down the southeast face. Perfect!

    andrew david

    andrew david - Feb 16, 2013 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

    Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

    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.

    marc123

    marc123 - Sep 18, 2012 5:33 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2009

    Suicide chute - south ridge  Sucess!

    Nice climb in good weather over suicide chute and south ridge to the top.

    brekgrover

    brekgrover - Sep 2, 2012 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

    Via Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

    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!

    leslie78

    leslie78 - Aug 27, 2012 12:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

    Awesome!  Sucess!

    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. :)

    Ryan Borzea

    Ryan Borzea - Aug 27, 2012 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

    Scrambling Fun!!  Sucess!

    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!

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