If you drive through the Little Cottonwood Canyon, you will definitely notice Mount Superior, the iconic 11,00-foot-plus peak. Located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, with a prominent ridge rising 3,000 feet, it looks plucked out of Alaska, with beautiful views over the surrounding snowfields and challenging knife-edge ridges. Ascent to the summit of Superior is a full day of moderately difficult alpine rock climbing in a delightful alpine environment, as well as a day full of challenges that will require a strong desire to succeed!
You will learn about:
- The selection and use of personal equipment, ropes, knots and harnesses
- Crampon use and snow climbing techniques, ice axe positioning, and self arrest techniques (during winter ascents)
- Route finding and hazard assessment including a discussion of objective vs. subjective hazards
- Proper clothing and climbing gear for survival in the high mountains, mountain weather, alpine ecology, avalanche hazard assessment (winter)
- Leave No Trace ethics