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North America, United States, Utah, Wasatch Mountains, Mount Superior, South Face

Mount Superior, South Face. I rope soloed a new route on the unclimbed south face of Mount Superior in September of 1994 (IV 5.8 A2, eight pitches). The approach to this wall starts at Superior's drainage, which crosses Little Cottonwood Canyon Road. I hiked up the streambed about 1000 meters, where I began encountering moderate fourth and fifth class terrain. I continued on that for another 300 meters before reaching the base of the wall. From here I roped up and self-belayed up eight 160-foot pitches of sometimes loose quartzite.

Tony Calderone