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Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo  

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Mount Superior is located between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and can be easily seen rising above the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts to the north.
The summit area consists of several high points. Most locals call the eastern point Mt. Superior (11,040) and the higher western point Monte Cristo (11,132).

Getting There 

Several approaches are possible from both canyons.

Climbing Season

For the Wasatch Alpine Areas area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo:
South Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine   
The Cottonwood Traverse   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 25000'   
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Featured Route For Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo
South Ridge, Mt. Superior from near Alta ski area.

South Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo
This classic alpine route follows a long, airy quartz and basalt ridge with a couple of knife edge sections and towers. In warmer weather this is an easy scramble/rockclimb, but with snow and ice it becomes a more challenging alpine climb. Start early as the route gets a lot of sun. Trend right after the largest tower (above Suicide Couloir) to avoid some loose slabs out left. A good view of the route can be seen from the Alta parking lot....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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