Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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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 19, 2021

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
06/19/21: Lake Blanche to Superior Ridge Run with Brent, Michael, Broc and Jenny

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.

Pfeiffer75

Pfeiffer75 - May 10, 2010 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

From Alta  Sucess!

Climbed from Alta with friends

builttospill

builttospill - Jan 27, 2010 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2005

S Ridge  Sucess!

Jan 14, 2005: Climbed the S Ridge with PellucidWombat, Joseph Bullough and GlennMerrill. My first "alpine" climb.

September 24, 2005: Climbed from Cardiff Pass as part of the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse. I reversed the traverse less than halfway so I could make it to work on time, but I got to bag Monte Cristo this time at least.

February 2008: Attempted the S Ridge solo. Poor snow conditions made it a bit more interesting than I expected without crampons. Bailed at the notch and descended one of the chutes to the right (hooked up with Suicide Chute).

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Dec 1, 2009 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2009

a bunch  Sucess!

12/01/09 With Michael, Christine, and Ryan.
11/30/09
09/27/07 Superior only via S ridge with Michael, Lana, and Christine
06/05/07 With Michael, Lana, and Christine
05/31/07, 8/18/06
09/09/05 With Zink
10/15/03, 07/25/00
09/??/87 With lesdubois, one of my first hikes in Utah

vidclimber

vidclimber - Nov 9, 2009 12:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2009

2nd time  Sucess!

The frist time was in March with a friend. The time Solo and much faster ( car to car 4 hours ). What a fantastic ridge.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jul 20, 2009 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012

Super-duper  Sucess!

I've decided the descent from Superior's east ridge is no fun at all

06/07/2012 South Ridge
09/19/2009 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse fro Broad's Fork
07/17/2009 South Ridge
09/05/2008 South ridge Scramble with Scott Wesemann
07/19/2008 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse from Broad's Fork
09/18/2007 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse from Broad's Fork
09/08/2007 South Ridge scramble with J Anderson
05/28/2007 Memorial Day from Cardiff Pass with Gutloaf & others

dfrancom

dfrancom - Mar 6, 2009 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

South Ridge  Sucess!

Very good day! Blue sky's and amazing climbing. a little scary on the way down.

justing

justing - Mar 3, 2009 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2009

South Ridge  Sucess!

What a great route and a fantastic day. Terrific mix of snow and rock.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 16, 2009 6:41 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1993

Who needs Alta?  Sucess!

And the price was right

NoSubas

NoSubas - Dec 22, 2008 4:19 am

Skied into Cardiac

Day out skiing with Winslow

Kadee

Kadee - Dec 12, 2008 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2005

I can hike...?  Sucess!

Yet another one of my beginner hikes. Unfortunately I only did Mount Superior and was too tired (lazy) to do Monte Cristo. I hadn't really realized the concept of peak bagging yet.

byates

byates - Dec 2, 2008 12:11 pm

Mutiple routes and climbs  Sucess!

Usually climb them while doing some type of traverse, last climb was on a Cottonwood Ridge Run July 2008.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Aug 13, 2008 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Summer scramble  Sucess!

Beautiful summer day and a welcomed relief from Outdoor Retailer.

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