Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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madsjim - Jun 13, 2006 3:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

Did this one solo, I didn't expect the scrambling to be so long, I thought it was challenging, but certainly a quick hike. If you go up there be on the lookout for my cellphone, I lose everything!

Jeremy Franchow

Jeremy Franchow - Jun 8, 2006 5:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2004

Route Climbed: Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

--June 28, 2007 West Ridge from Ferguson Canyon-->Mt. Superior, Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
--September 9, 2004 Quick, fun peak.


highonpeaks - May 5, 2006 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

This was a fun and easy hike with awesome views. I went with my good friend Slade on his birthday. It was an awesome way to spend the day!

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson - Mar 5, 2006 5:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

Another great day in the excellent company of Gordon Swenson. First climbed in 1965 after Tom May & I drove a jeep to the Regulator Johnson Mine at 10,000 feet in Mineral Fork - those were the days!


eigerkidd1 - Feb 1, 2006 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: Jan 14  Sucess!

what a great climb. the wind was intense, but added a little spunk to the climb. definately worth repeating.


PellucidWombat - Jan 17, 2006 3:19 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: January 14th, 2006

I was blinded a few times by spindrift, and I inhaled the ice crystals once (ouch!). The steepest headwall on the route occurs about 200 ft after the crux pitch. This year it was steeper, creating a bulge as it was half corniced! I'd say it was 50-60o powder with a crust and fatal fall consequences.

Quite the wild route! Certainly one I could do again anytime.


GlennMerrill - Oct 16, 2005 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with mountaingazelle. I wanted to try the South Ridge without snow. It is a great scramble in the summer/fall.


GlennMerrill - Oct 16, 2005 1:38 pm

Route Climbed: Cottonwood Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: Sept 24, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with fowweezer, mountaingazelle, mockba, Paul and Tracy. Cottonwood Ridge Traverse is very enjoyable. I did not complete the entire traverse because I stayed with a slower member.

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

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