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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

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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The Cottonwood Traverse 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo
This is a lot of fun!The climb starts on the S. Ridge of Superior. Start at the lowest point on the ridge at the most open spot to avoid bushwacking. 3,000' 5.6 (easier or harder depending on how many boulder problems you decide to do)Cross over to Monte Cristo easily. Drop down off Monte Cristo (be careful, this is the crux although it's easy 4th)Now it's up n' down and up again for a long long time until you clamber up Dromedary Peak (don't cheat stay on the ridge).A heatbreaking descent down,...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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