Guagua/Rucu Pichincha Climber's Log
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|mtvalley||Rucu Pichincha |
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012
|Summitted Rucu with three others. A fun climb but be careful if you veer off the main trail as some of the 4th class stuff can be sketchy if it's wet.|
|Posted Feb 5, 2012 2:01 pm|
|WDW4||Acclimatization Hike of Rucu |
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2012
|Hiked up from the top of the Teleferico. Fun hike to test out the altitude. Enjoyed to rocky summit.|
|Posted Jan 9, 2012 9:54 am|
|chicagosky||A good acclimatization climb |
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011
|Nice views from the summit on a beautiful day. Was the first of my three climbs in Ecuador and is perfect for acclimatization before tackling some of the bigger peaks in Ecuador|
|Posted Jan 4, 2012 8:40 am|
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011
|Beautiful views of the Avenue of Volcanos. Had the summit all to ourselves.|
|Posted Dec 19, 2011 4:38 pm|
|DiverDave||Guagua Pichincha |
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008
|4.5 miles round trip from trailhead to summit at (4781m/15682ft) feet and return. From truck to summit and return took 4 hours. Nice acclimatization hike for Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Corazon and beyond.|
|Posted Oct 3, 2011 8:11 am|
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010
|Short 4-5 hour walk is you take the Teleferico|
|Posted Aug 12, 2011 5:12 am|
|Boriss Andean||Fast ascent. |
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
|Climbed Rucu Pichincha by the Normal Route in 1 hour 10 minutes. (Exactly 2 hours RT). It was a fun run at high altitude.|
Got to the summit (4,698m / 15,413 ft.) just when the clouds rolled in but I met with Erik (USA) a fun guy from WY.
Ran back to the trailhead (Teleferico) in a bit less than 50 minutes. I haven't climbed it solo in years.
Mild weather, not sunny and windless.
|Posted Jun 18, 2011 4:30 pm|
|mjp20k||Climbed twice |
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 1999
|Climbed in 1999 and again in 2009.|
|Posted Jun 6, 2011 6:02 pm|
|wmolland||Fun climb |
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011
|A fun climb, especially up the knife edge ridge towards the top. Quito looks small from the summit.|
|Posted Feb 1, 2011 1:48 pm|
|tmfaust21||Rucu Pichincha |
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010
|Great way to end the year, got cloudy about 2 mins before the top though|
|Posted Jan 27, 2011 7:03 pm|
No views at all...
I'm starting to think come here was a huge mistake, could be at Catamarca with better conditions doing 6000 peaks...
|Posted Jan 10, 2011 5:08 pm|
|Inday||Success on both Guagua and Rucu! |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2011
|Successful summit of Guagua with Parofes, 1/5. Time to summit, 4000m to 4776m: 2 hours even.|
Successful summit of Rucu with Jergen and Peter, 1/4. Time to summit, 3850m to 4627m: 2 hours and 40 minutes.
|Posted Jan 6, 2011 12:08 pm|
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2011
|3 hours up from the teleferico, 2 hours down. Socked in in fog all day today, and rained off and on. fun enough climb to acclimatize, intereesting little 4th class rocks at the top for a very short section.|
|Posted Jan 4, 2011 8:06 am|
|PAROFES||It was great! |
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011
|By the normal route and close to the summit with a funny and easy rock climbing out of the route.|
After 4 airports, no dinner last night and no breakfast today...
Quite tirying..but easy.
Great views to Guagua Pichincha!
Note: At the teleferico i measured 3.890 m of altitude (not 4100m) and at the summit of Rucu 4.702 m.
|Posted Jan 2, 2011 4:30 pm|
|centrifuge||Rucu Pichincha - quick and fun |
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010
|It was a fun scramble, esp if you veer off the cairned trail and start up the rock close to the saddle ridge. Good stuff!|
|Posted Dec 25, 2010 10:29 am|
|rgg||Rucu Pichincha |
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010
|Up the direct route and down the normal one, with Boriss and Liesbeth, who we met on the trail.|
This was the hardest route I ever climbed free. Later, I found out it was rated III-. Fun climb though, and a great morale booster.
|Posted Dec 13, 2010 5:46 pm|
|rgg||Guagua Pichincha |
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010
|With Boriss and his son Boris.|
|Posted Dec 13, 2010 5:40 pm|
|Boriss Andean||Direct route again! |
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010
|Rob (HOL), Boris (my son) and I climbed Guagua Pichincha the day before. We saw Rucu in the distance.|
Rob (HOL) and I climbed Rucu´s direct route along with Liesbeth (BEL). Hanna (SWE) climbed by the normal route alone and waited for us there.
Very nice scramble. Got to the top (4,698 m / 15,413) after two and a half hours after leaving the trailhead.
Met with Hana at the summit and had some snaks for 30 minutes with a Swiss and a Polish.
We got some hail on the way down, but nothing serious.
|Posted Dec 9, 2010 4:32 pm|
|Boriss Andean||Guagua Pichincha! |
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010
|It's been more than a year since I climbed Guagua Pichincha with andreeacorodeanu.|
Climbed with my son Boris and Rob (HOL). Perfect weather, just a bit windy at the summit (4,781 m / 15,682 ft). We saw a condor flying a few meters above us.
Very enjoyable climb!
|Posted Dec 6, 2010 6:56 pm|
|Boriss Andean||Again, the direct route! |
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2010
|Wow!, missed climbing by this route!. Great weather and nice people up at the summit. Met with Mike (USA), my good friend I climbed Cotopaxi with a couple years ago.|
Got back by the normal route.
|Posted Nov 3, 2010 5:20 pm|