Climbed from Alta with friends
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).
12/01/09 With Michael, Christine, and Ryan.
09/27/07 Superior only via S ridge with Michael, Lana, and Christine
06/05/07 With Michael, Lana, and Christine
09/09/05 With Zink
09/??/87 With lesdubois, one of my first hikes in Utah
The frist time was in March with a friend. The time Solo and much faster ( car to car 4 hours ). What a fantastic ridge.
Climbed these on a vacation passing through Utah, with a friend who lived here.
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
Very good day! Blue sky's and amazing climbing. a little scary on the way down.
What a great route and a fantastic day. Terrific mix of snow and rock.
And the price was right
Day out skiing with Winslow
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.
Usually climb them while doing some type of traverse, last climb was on a Cottonwood Ridge Run July 2008.
Beautiful summer day and a welcomed relief from Outdoor Retailer.
Skinned up below the power lines from the church at Alta. Dropped down into a bowl and traversed over another ridge, then caught some turns into a bigger bowl below the North face of Superior. From there we skinned up to the East ridge and booted up to the summit. Skied the chute off the saddle to the East -- great conditions for June!
vanman798 and I got a 6 or 6:30 am start, skinned to Cardiff Pass and a bit beyond, and booted up the ridge to Superior. We left our skis there, put on crampons, and traversed to Monte Cristo and back. Ran into Bob Athey and a couple who had just climbed the south ridge, and then skied the awesome southeast face from the summit, though because of our delay from tagging Monte Cristo, the corn was past its prime and down low was more like mush. I can't wait to ski it again without the side trip to catch it in ideal conditions.
Once a long time ago I also did Superior only in the summer. Nice to have taken care of the unfinished business.
3/30/08 Great day for climbing; lots of snow. I do this route almost every year!
6/29/08 I pieced together couloirs and small rock steps on the SE Face and joined the S Ridge about 200 yards from the summit. A good solo climb on a very nice day.
via south ridge
8/27/07 via south ridge
9/9/07 Cottonwood ridge traverse
Ascended via the South Ridge. No ropes necessary and you can make the route as easy or difficult as you choose. Incredible views from both summits. The trail down from Superior to Cardiff was very easy to lose (which we did again and again). From Cardiff Pass down to the road it was easy to follow. About 6 hours round trip.