Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:38 pm

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

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


PellucidWombat - Jul 26, 2005 12:48 pm

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

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

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jul 14, 2005 3:37 pm

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

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.


Bignick - Jul 5, 2005 11:15 am

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

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.


craghag - Jun 7, 2005 1:23 pm

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

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)!


mountaingazelle - Apr 30, 2005 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2003

Mount Superior and Monte Cristo  Sucess!

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.


GlennMerrill - Feb 28, 2005 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Feb. 26 2005  Sucess!

The south ridge is a great climb! I summited with the others that just signed the log. I'll have to try it in summer too.

I agree with PellucidWombat that it was "easier than expected, but the crux was harder than expected" The crux was probably the only 5th class. Our pace up the ridge was slow, but that made it enjoyable. At the bottom third of the route I would highly recommend climbing the rock to the ridge proper and doing the narrow ridge like we ended up doing.


PellucidWombat - Feb 28, 2005 10:20 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: February 26th, 2005  Sucess!

Truly an excellent route. As a whole it was easier than expected, but the crux was harder than expected, but still not too bad. Overall the route was a beauty, with just enough exposure to warrant a few belays and simul-climbing, but nothing too serious. Perfect for learning rope handling in the alpine environment.


marauders - Dec 8, 2004 1:36 am

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass - East Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Incredible mountain. Some intimidating exposure, and strong winds, but well worth it.

mtn runr

mtn runr - May 21, 2004 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: From Lake Blanche, descended Mineral Fork Date Climbed: April 13, 04  Sucess!

The Southeast ridge (from Snowbird) is a delightful scramble.


Scott - Aug 21, 2003 1:03 pm

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: October 1996  Sucess!



grandwazoo - Jul 29, 2003 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge/Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: summer and winter  Sucess!

A great short hike with perfect views, much easier in the winter


MrWasatch - Jul 29, 2003 3:28 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge/Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: 3 times- 1996, 1997, 2001  Sucess!

One of the best scrambles in the Wasatch. Some exposure and loose rock makes it interesting. The various summit views are outstanding and this is a must-do peak for any serious Wasatch peak-bagger.


PellucidWombat - Jun 19, 2003 5:36 pm

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass ; Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: June 19th, 2003; January 2004  Sucess!

Nice easy hike and scramble. Some exposure, but nothing too bad. It was much nicer than when I tried it 3 weeks ago. Although the peak was still covered in snow, I kept sinking in to my knee caps and would get stuck and tripped on the hidden logs and scree! I'll have to try it with snow again sometime; maybe earlier in the spring.

Great winter dayclimb!


tonybell1 - Feb 26, 2003 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!



rmjwinters - Dec 17, 2002 7:22 am

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass Date Climbed: August 15, 2002  Sucess!

I have climbed this mountain various times. The view of the surrounding mountains is spectacular.

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