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Mountaineering
(Alpine Climbing)
Private Guiding & Instruction
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 •  Mt. Olympus, West Slabs Climb
 
 •  Mt. Superior Alpine Climb
 
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 •  Snow Mountaineering Skills
 
 •  Crevasse Rescue Skills
 
 •  Expedition Training Seminars
 
 •  Mt. Superior Winter Climb
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Mt. Rainier Guided Climb & Glacier Skills Seminar



UMA provided excellent instruction in the crevasse rescue skills for which I was seeking. I would not hesitate to recommend this class to others....
                         - Michael Hannan


U.S. Forest Service

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Scheduled Course - Mount Superior Classic Alpine Climb
Snow Mountaineering Skills | Utah Mountain Adventures
The South Ridge of Mt. Superior


Mountaineering > Scheduled Courses > Mt. Superior Classic Alpine Climb

Mt. Superior Classic Alpine Climb:

The prominent South Ridge of this iconic Wasatch peak rises 3,000 feet from near Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, to the 11,050’ summit. We offer the climb in winter and summer conditions. Outstanding views, fun climbing moves, and an airy feeling make this a classic route in any season. Only a short approach is needed before class 3 & 4 scrambling and/or steep snow climbing begins.

Summer Conditions (also see Winter Conditions climb)

The route is usually free of snow from mid-June until late October. Sticky rubber approach shoes are the best footwear, although mountaineering boots may suffice. We scramble up talus, grassy ledges and rock steps before gaining the ridge crest.

At least 1,000 feet of exposed climbing along the knife-edge crest is roped. Slings, passive protection, stoppers and cams are used to provide security. The guide will employ a combination of running belays, short-pitching and short-roping. The hardest move is rated 5.6.

Descent is along the East Ridge and down the trail to Alta via Cardiff Pass. This is a full-day climb. We typically start between 5-7 am and finish around 3-6 pm.

The maximum ratio is 2 clients per guide. Rock climbing experience is a pre-requisite.

For more information and photos, visit the UMA blog post describing the Mt. Superior, South Ridge climb.

Dates:

     August 16, 2014
     November 22, 2014
Saturday
Saturday

Fee:
     $215 pp plus tax

     UMA reserves the right to cancel the climb if fewer than 2 participants register.

Location:
     Salt Lake City, Utah


Winter Conditions (also see summer conditions climb)

From mid-November through June, the Suicide Chute, a classic, rock-lined, 40-degree couloir, is usually snow-filled. Crampons and ice axe are used, and we work on snow climbing skills as we approach the ridge.

At least 1,000 feet of exposed climbing along the knife-edge crest is roped. Slings, passive protection, snow-pro, stoppers and cams are placed to provide security. The guide will employ a combination of running belays, short-pitching and short-roping. The hardest move is rated 5.6. Descent is along the easier East Ridge and down to Alta via Cardiff Pass. This is a long-day climb. We typically start between 5-7 am and finish around 3-6 pm. The maximum ratio is 2 clients per guide.

For more information and photos, visit the UMA blog post describing the Mt. Superior, South Ridge climb.

Dates:

     November 22, 2014
     May 17, 2014
Saturday (5 - 7 am to 4 pm)
Saturday (5 - 7 am to 4 pm)

Fee:
     $215 pp plus tax

     UMA reserves the right to cancel the climb if fewer than 2 participants register.

Location:
     Salt Lake City, Utah


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