We celebrated the 4th of July by heading up Mt Superior via Suicide Chute. My client that day (Ben) had never used crampons or an ice axe, so this was exciting for him to learn about ascending steep snow in the middle of the summer.
We summited Mt Superior in no time and decided to continue traversing West along the Little/Big Cottonwood ridge. Once on top of Monte Cristo, Ben proudly pulled out his American Flag and proceeded to fly it around in true American Patriot style.
We continued scrambling down the ridge for a few more hours, ascending and descending steep and sometimes loose rocky terrain past Peak 11 033 and down to The Sundial until we basically ran out of water… Lake Blanche offered a quick refresher and we ended up the day by simply cruising down Mill B South down to Big Cottonwood.
These types of ridge scrambles are perfect for fit people with limited or no rock climbing experience and allow you to cover long distances while offering amazing views of the Wasatch mountains and Salt Lake Valley.
This article was written by Alex Lemieux