Monte Cristo

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Monte Cristo lies at the head east fork of the Blanche Fork. It has many routes up it, including a great easy snow route from the Superior slide area, an easy walk-up from the town of Alta, and a scramble from Lake Blanche. Best snow conditions are present on the south face in May and early June. The main hiking trail is snow-free by the end of June.

Elevation (feet): 11,132
Elevation (meters): 3,393
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wasatch Range
State: Utah
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City
Convenient Center: Salt Lake City, Sandy

Thanks to James Barlow for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Monte Cristo.

  • Log #16087 - by Mick Wenzbauer on Mar 12, 20013.00 stars
    One of my favorite scrambles. Both of my climbs have been via Alta/Cardiff Pass and the east ridge. Once past the sloping loose scree slope it is an enjoyable exposed scramble to the first summit...
  • Log #16088 - by James Barlow on Mar 11, 20013.00 stars
    Dan, Keith, Duane, and I took the standard easy hiking route up this one in August, 1998. We saw some mountain goats on the way up, and had the summit to ourselves for lunch. Matt, Dan, Duane, and I...