Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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PrinceOfNorway

PrinceOfNorway - Aug 11, 2012 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Via Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

Stay on trail...free climbing wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.

scgrant

scgrant - Jul 26, 2012 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2015

Superior/ Monte Cristo  Sucess!

9/30/2015 South Ridge. Superior only.
9/20/2015 As part of the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse via Ferguson Canyon.
7/1/2015 Superior only via the South Ridge with Lubos Pavel and Greg Jagielski.
6/30/2015 Up Mill B South to Monte Cristo, traverse to Superior, and descent via Cardiff Fork.
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.

voxnihili

voxnihili - Jul 25, 2012 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Morning Fun  Sucess!

Went up in the morning before work. Nice way to start the day.

derekthered

derekthered - Jul 22, 2012 5:26 pm

East 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 :(

Provotrout

Provotrout - Jul 18, 2012 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Rain  Sucess!

Headed up S slope, picked up trail along ridge. Got rained on a few times and had a painful bushwhacking exit W of Hells Gate. Fun times.

Hayden

Hayden - Jul 7, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Fun rock.  Sucess!

This was the hardest hike to a peak done yet. my sister bruk and my dad started from alta, up to the pass, then up the rocky ridge to the top of Mt. Superior. We had planned on going further to the other higher peak, though dad said the weather was getting worse and Bruk was getting tired. We did go up and over Cardiff peak with the antenna on the way back to alta.

jdw10

jdw10 - May 21, 2012 1:01 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Great day  Sucess!

Suicide Chute/South Ridge to Mt. Superior and traverse to Monte Cristo.

highpeakskier

highpeakskier - Apr 11, 2012 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

April Powder turns  Sucess!

Ski tour April

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

utahjimk  Sucess!

both peaks with Wasatch Mt Club group (most recently).

jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Oct 23, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Lots "o" Goats  Sucess!

Quick trip up, 3hrs car to car. Great views and lots of mountain goats.

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Oct 16, 2011 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

Quick Round Trip  Sucess!

Ran up the Cardiff Pass trail (as much as possible) from Alta to the Monte Cristo summit in 59 minutes and down in 48. The snow made for some slow going on the way down and I had a butt slide and a slide out coming off the summits that were too close for comfort---especially since I was alone. With the snow, I couldn't find the summit register---dug through the snow forever trying to find it, to no avail. Is there one?

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Oct 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Re: Quick Round Trip

Also saw a lot of mountain goats and followed a group of 4 along the ridge from the summit of superior for a good 5 minutes.

sprosseda

sprosseda - Oct 6, 2011 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

East ridge  Sucess!

Up Cardiff pass trail, over Superior to Monte Cristo. Very enjoyable half day on red rocks. Good views.

danielrfay - Sep 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Good for a quick climb  Sucess!

Multiple climbs, always a great, quick peak to climb.

Wisemtn - Sep 4, 2011 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

From Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

Climbed up to Cardiff Peak and then along the ridge to Superior/MC. Great views of the twin peaks and Lake Blanche. No mountain goats but a fun, short hike.

6/20/15 - saw 6 mountain goats on the return! whiskey in the summit register :)

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jun 10, 2011 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

Via Lake Blanche  Sucess!

06/15/06 So much fun going up the headwall in crampons. Thanks Jan for another great adventure in the mountains.
09/15/13 Another great trip different route. Went up from Alta. Met Brendan along the way and we hiked together.
06/23/17: Via Cowboy Ridge. With Brent, Dave and Michael

americanswiss

americanswiss - Feb 24, 2011 3:56 am

Monte Cristo  Sucess!

Twice. First was scramble on East ridge. Stayed true to the ridge to make it more challenging than the trail that has developed. That turned it into a third class. Mountain Goats all over, from trailhead to summit. Second was done via South ridge of Superior. We stayed true to the ridge. Roped up about half way up and kept the rope on to the top, simul-climbing and with only two places of slung natural pro. Had deep snow last 1000 feet to summit. Descent via East ridge.

johnp79

johnp79 - Feb 22, 2011 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

8:30am start. Snowshoe'd up to Cardiff Pass and booted the ridge to Superior (great boot path already in place). Ridge to Monte Cristo was untraveled, so had to break trail a bit. Beautiful day and fantastic views. Wish I knew how to BC snowboard .... the decent blows when everyone else out there is skiing and boarding down. :)

From Utah Climbing

Mooner

Mooner - Oct 29, 2010 3:53 am

Up I Go

7/04/10 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
6/10/11 Had intentions of doing the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse but there was too much snow with gigantic Cornices
08/24/11 via Superior South Ridge solo in just under 2 hours
06/09/12 via South Ridge with Dallin. It was his first mountain. Time to the top was 2 hours 20 mins
02/08/13 via South Ridge in a Snow storm for Sam's B-day. Best B-Day party to date.
01/01/14 via East Ridge with Wayne
01/04/14 via East Ridge with Natasha in a Snow Storm the dropped 6 inches. Her first 11er and winter summit.
06/13/14 via South Ridge with Jason Larson. 1hr 59mins up and then went down via lake blanche
08/08/15 Via South Ridge with Quin @everchaninghorizon

TacoJockey

TacoJockey - Jul 26, 2010 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Southern slopes from Alta  Sucess!

Made for a nice half-day outing from trailhead at Alta.

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