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.
Several approaches are possible from both canyons.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo:
South Ridge 5.4 Trad, Alpine
The Cottonwood Traverse 5.6 Trad, Alpine, 25000 feet, Grade IV
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South Ridge 5.4 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