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.
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
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.
Most amazing powder day. Splitboarded up the east ridge. Rode down the southeast face. Perfect!
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.
Nice climb in good weather over suicide chute and south ridge to the top.
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!
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. :)
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!
Stay on trail...free climbing wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
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.
Went up in the morning before work. Nice way to start the day.
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 :(
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.
Suicide Chute/South Ridge to Mt. Superior and traverse to Monte Cristo.
Ski tour April
both peaks with Wasatch Mt Club group (most recently).
Quick trip up, 3hrs car to car. Great views and lots of mountain goats.
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.
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?