Mount Superior & Monte Cristo Climber's Log

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mtybumpo - Jul 25, 2013 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

Nice Scramble  Sucess!

Had a fun day on Mt. Superior/Monte Cristo. Bagged both summits. (Why isn't the register on the true summit?)I think I might have gotten a bit off route though because I ended up having to deal with some pretty intense class 4 stuff that pushed my solo comfort level.

MAero - Jun 22, 2013 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Fun, via Cardiff  Sucess!

Had a blast flying solo. Scrambling was secure and fun but not scary. Tagged Monte Cristo and headed back East all the way to Mt. Wolverine

Trip report


seano - May 25, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

South ridge  Sucess!

The south ridge is a super-fun scramble and, other than a single move, is no harder than class 3-4. You can probably even work around the crux to one side or the other. Tagged Monte Cristo, then picked my way down the nasty, partly-melted-out bowl SE of Superior. Trip report.


dstevenson0204 - Mar 25, 2013 2:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2013

Powder  Sucess!

Most amazing powder day. Splitboarded up the east ridge. Rode down the southeast face. Perfect!

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 16, 2013 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

Best thing about this peak is the summit view towards the Pfeifferhorn. With a little bit of a zoom you can take a picture that reveals the entire winding trail. A neat little view. Also some nice views toward Lake Blanche, revealing a cute little hanging lake over Blanche which would make a fine spot to camp.


marc123 - Sep 18, 2012 5:33 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2009

Suicide chute - south ridge  Sucess!

Nice climb in good weather over suicide chute and south ridge to the top.


brekgrover - Sep 2, 2012 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Via Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

My wife and I topped out Superior, and Monte Cristo with the Wasatch Mountain Club. Fast pace, and only got about five minutes on either summit as we were concerned by large cumulonimbus clouds to the south. The class 3 was a riot! Go Utes!


leslie78 - Aug 27, 2012 12:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Awesome!  Sucess!

Great hike! Not to long, but steep, scrambly, challenging, and incredible! Awesome views, and if you go during Oktoberfest, you can hear the music/yodeling from up there. :)

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 27, 2012 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Scrambling Fun!!  Sucess!

Over an hour straight of class 3 scrambling fun, what a blast! Me and my wife summited via Cardiff Pass. We both had a blast!


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

Via Cardiff Pass  Sucess!

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


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 - 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 - 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 :(


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

April Powder turns  Sucess!

Ski tour April


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

utahjimk  Sucess!

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


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 - 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.


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?

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