“A classic quick hit Wasatch coulie on the iconic Mt Superior.”
— Jason Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Need to Know
This is about as straightforward as it gets. Drive further up the road to look directly back across at the line. If avalanche danger is elevated, you don't want to be here as you'll be exposed to hazards from above almost as soon as you leave the road.
Skin up the path of least resistance to the base of the Suicide Chute. Find an obvious, sheltered bench at the base of the chute to shuck the skins and boot the rest of the way to a topout col on the south ridge of Superior.
Although the line is east facing, the southern walls are high & tight enough that you might still find soft snow in the chute during a dry spell.
Slope angles seldom exceed 40'. If the snowpack is stable and soft enough, this a quick, moderate outing.
The Suicide Chute could also be an linkup outro after skiing other lines on this beautiful mountain.