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Mount Superior and Monte Cristo are officially recorded as Superior Peak on most maps. On the maps, the west peak is labeled as the summit of Superior Peak, although locally, this west summit is referred to as Monte Cristo, and the east summit is referred to as Mount Superior. These separate names are used in guidebooks and local discussion. Mount Superior and Monte Cristo are intimidating, yet inspiring, mountains. The faces of these mountains are composed of large cliffs, steep chutes and exposed ridges. The challenging terrain attracts a lot of traffic in both summer and winter. There are superb ridge scrambles in the summer, and even better alpine climbs and ski descents in the winter. Throughout the publications of "Powder" ski magazine, photos of Mount Superior have appeared in nearly every Photo Annual issue. Two routes are most commonly used to access the two summits. The easiest and most common route is the East Ridge. The South Ridge route is a classic alpine route of the Wasatch, rated at 5.5. Both of these ridges contain areas of intense exposure on which people have fallen and lost their lives. These peaks are for more experienced climbers.
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Summit South Ridge Mixed Climb 04/03/2012
Summit East Ridge Mixed Climb 06/10/2011
Summit East Ridge Ski 03/26/2011
Summit LCC to BCC Ski 02/21/2009
Summit South Ridge Mixed Climb 03/22/2008
Lil' Superior East Ridge Ski 02/02/2008
Summit South Ridge Rock Climb 07/21/2007
Summit East Ridge Rock Scramble 10/12/2006
Suicide Chute South Ridge Mixed Climb 01/14/2006
Summit East Ridge Rock Scramble 07/31/2004
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Mount Superior-Monte Cristo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
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