Combine ice axe and crampon training with climbing a spectacular, rugged, mixed rock and snow alpine climb along the well-protected West Ridge. Chimneys and aretes go at 5.4 and are protected well with natural pro and are belayed from fixed anchors. Descent is a walk-off to the east.
The prominent South Ridge of this iconic Wasatch peak rises steeply to the 11,050' summit. Outstanding views, fun climbing moves, high-quality rock 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.
Join UMA guides and scale the rocky face you've admired for years that presides over the Salt Lake Valley. Spring ascents include axe and crampon skills work in the approach gully. Up to 10 pitches of 5th class climbing is belayed from ledges and / or with running protection.
Stormy Crux on the South Ridge of Mt. Superior
Photography by Tyson Bradley
I ended up climbing with UMA's Jason Shumaker and had a fantastic day. I'll look forward to climbing with him again...
- Darryl Sargent
UMA did an excellent job of teaching us the basic snow mountaineering skills of climbing, self-arrest, crampon usage, roping, anchoring . . .
- Michael Hannan
Craig was a very patient and friendly guide. I'd take a class from him again . . .
- Ben Knorr