South Face Super Gully

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 44.04210°N / 113.6542°W
Additional Information Route Type: Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Class III
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Below are driving directions to the start of the most commonly used southern routes, including the Super Gully.
  • When approaching from the south, follow US Highway 93 approximately 9.5 miles north of Mackay to milepost 116 near Mackay Reservoir. (This is about 45 miles south of Challis if you are approaching from the north.)
  • At milepost 116, turn east on unpaved “Upper Cedar Creek Road”.
  • Follow this road for just over 3 miles until you reach an irrigation canal, which is probably the end of the line for those without high-clearance vehicles.
  • You’ll encounter a few gates before getting to the canal. After passing through, please leave them as you found them.
  • Take the second left (due north) after crossing the canal and follow that road almost 1 mile to the trailhead at the base of the mountain.

Route Description

This route climbs the spectacular south-east facing gully.

This is best climbed when there is still snow on the ground, but is possible without the snow.

From the trailhead head towards point 8881 and at about 8600 feet begin heading north.

You will pass through the stadium of the gods here. A really neat terraced stepped area that has multiple ledges.

There is some route finding once you get above 10,000 feet. I find the rock to the left to be a little more solid.

Once you get on the summit ridge it is a easy, but exposed walk to the summit

Essential Gear

Don't step foot into the super gully without a helmet. It is like a bowling alley.

If you opt for a early season climb start early and bring your axe and crampons.

Rope is not needed

Miscellaneous Info

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