Mount Superior - 11,050'
Monte Cristo - 11,132'
You will need good balance and good route finding skills.
When you get to the Cardiff Pass Saddle, there is a weather station on an unamed peak 10,277, you can go left or right, I would suggest going left, if you go right, there is a lot more exposed scrambling.
When you come down from Superior, stay high along the ridge, there are many drainages that want to lead you into exhausting screes.
You will be in the sun for the entire hike.
Jared, Garry and Rick on the exposed summit of Monte Cristo.
Monte Cristo, behind is the Pfeifferhorn
If you fell from here, your body would explode.
Rick and Garry hiking around a minor summit to Mount Superior.
Rick and Garry scrambling up the pointed rocks,
below is the Hellgate Cliffs.
Andrea and Dave, Some climbers we met on the top of Mount Superior.
Looking south to American Fork Twin Peaks
Hidden Peak, American Fork Twin Peaks, Red Top (a.k.a Red Stack), Red Baldy, and White Baldy
Below is Snowbird's Gad Valley.
Pfeifferhorn to Lone Peak along Alpine Ridge.
Looking southwest to Alpine Ridge
A.F. West Twin, Red Top, Red Baldy, White Baldy and the Pfeifferhorn.
Collins Gulch in Alta Ski Resort, at the head is Mount Baldy.
Looking south from the summit of Monte Cristo
at Nick Jared, Garry and Rick.
Looking south to Monte Cristo
Nick snappin' some shots while Monte Cristo poses.
From the south side of Monte Cristo looking west toward the
Cottonwood Ridge, a mountaineering scramble.
Looking south west over Cottonwood Ridge into Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Looking west down Cottonwood Ridge,
None of these peaks are named.
Further down Cottonwood Ridge, you can see
Sunrise Peak, Dromedary and Twin Peaks.
Sunrise Peak, Twin Peaks and Dromedary (below Twin Peaks)
Looking southeast toward
Devils Castle, Sugarloaf, Mount Baldy, Hidden Peak
with Snowbird's Peruvian Gulch in Snowbird below.
Multiple views of Devils Castle
Sundial Peak overlooking Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon,
Mount Olympus and Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.
Sundial Peak and Lake Blanche
in Mill B South Fork.
Looking straight down Monte Cristo into Mill B South Fork,
From here, the enormous boulders look like grains of sand.
Snowbird Ski Resort from the top of Monte Cristo
Superior Peak from Monte Cristo
In the far distance is the Uinta Mountains.
The Quarzite and Granite Slabs that make Mount Superior.
Behind is Albion Basin
Looking north to Kessler Peak, Mount Raymond, Gobblers Knob
and into the northern reaches of the Wasatch.
Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob
The Reed and Benson Ridge
The Reed and Benson Ridge
Rick hiking down the steep exposed shards of rock.
There were mountain goats everywhere
Another family of mountain goats
Mount Baldy, Hidden Peak and American Fork Twin Peaks
Devils Castle and the Sugarloaf
Looking north from the saddle of Cardiff Pass
Looking west back to the Pfeifferhorn and Mount Superior
Looking east to Albion Basin
White Baldy and The Pfeifferhorn
Devils Castle, Sugarloaf and Mount Baldy
Looking north to Mount Raymond and Kessler Peak
Check out this interactive panorama from the summit of Monte Cristo:
Monte Cristo Summit Panorama
See views of Mount Superior from all over the Wasatch
Superior | Cristo views
Alta Ski Resort has a camera on Mount Superior
to check weather conditions from Salt Lake.
Live Picture of Mount Superior
Special Thanks to Jared. Nick, Rick and Garry