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WalkoutnowQuito   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2014

Walkoutnow

The Pichincha massif looks very impressive wrapping around the valley of Quito. Nice hike most of the way, with a bit of scrambling the last 2-300 feet. Nice acclimatization climb.
Posted Nov 17, 2014 10:22 am

wordlessnatureRucu via TelefĂ©rico  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

wordlessnature

We hiked up from the Teleférico at 1145, a bit of a late start. Cloudy with patches of sun. We started on the rock a few hundred feet past the first cave on the left, and gained the ridge very early, at which point the fog was preventing visibility past 15'. Some interesting routefinding challenges, but we made it up by 2:30, and descended via the standard route with some snow. Great time!
Posted Jun 26, 2014 7:46 pm

Ted BauerCommando Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2014

Ted Bauer

Excellent Ruca climb with my best girl Beth. On that last part of the summit bid we were joined by a troup of Ecuadorian Special Forces. They included us in their celebration and photos.
Posted Jun 9, 2014 4:48 pm

michaelblodgettRucu Pinchincha 15,696  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2014

michaelblodgett

Rode the Teleferiqo up. Very nice climb with great views of Quito.
Posted Mar 18, 2014 2:08 pm

scgrantGuagua Pichincha  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2014

scgrant

Great way to start the new year. Only Guagua Pichinca. First time over 15k feet.
Posted Jan 29, 2014 9:51 pm

jm141302Rucu to Padre and back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

jm141302

Clear day. Could see all the way to Chimborazo. Got to the top of Rucu starting from the cable car in a hour and 45, and then continued down, climbed another peak before getting to padre encantado. Around 6 1/2 hours total.
Posted Oct 3, 2013 12:37 pm

dielotrRucu with acclimatization  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2013
Solo climb of Rucu from Teleferiq'o. A world of difference since the first time I climbed in January, when I only had a week of acclimatization. Now that I've lived in Quito for four months, Rucu was a breeze. Clearest day I've seen in Ecuador, as well! Snapped photos of Quito, Cotopaxi, Antisana, Cayambe, Ilinizas, Ruminahui, Corazon, Guagua and Padre Encantado, and even Chimborazo- 120 miles away.
Posted Apr 30, 2013 9:08 pm

Garon CorizRucu with Chris  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2013

Garon Coriz

A warm-up for Chris on basically her second day in Ecuador. The snowy conditions at the summit made for a bit of sketch. Running to make the teleferico was quite the rush.
Posted Mar 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Garon CorizFirst Peak On Second Time to Ecuador  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Garon Coriz

Drove to Lloa with Sebastian and hired a 4x4 to get us up the road. They turned around far from the parking area, which made the total elevation gain for the day over 3,000 feet. We got to the summit fairly quickly where we were met with snow and wind. The crater looked amazing with the blowing snow.
Posted Mar 12, 2013 5:17 pm

flowGuagua Pichincha, 4.776m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2012

flow

From civil defense hut 4.560m; after failed Cotopaxi ;)
Posted Feb 12, 2013 4:32 am

dielotrGuagua and Padre Encantado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2013
Climbed Padre Encantado and Guagua Pichincha from Lloa side. Truck up to first parking lot, then hike up to Padre. No clouds yet. Traversed ridge to Guagua Pichincha refugio/shelter before climbing Guagua via sandy ridgeline. Clouds at summit.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 1:17 pm

JakeSolo via East Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2013

Jake

Nice scramble. Little bit cloudy.
Posted Jan 22, 2013 4:31 pm

dielotrFirst climb over 4000m
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2013
Climbed Rucu Pichincha by Teleferiqo normal route. Skipped Paso de la Muerte. Cloudy near summit but fantastic views on the way up! Really feeling the effects of altitude- only 1 week of adjustment.
Posted Jan 13, 2013 9:00 pm

CissaShort and high  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2012

Cissa

climbed Guagua, cloudy and windy but interesting views.
Posted Jan 10, 2013 4:57 pm

sunshineGuagua  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011
A lovely hike.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 7:55 pm

slychels04A Summit in the Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

slychels04

(Guagua Pichincha) We hired a guide in Quito and started the climb from Lloa. The drive was terrible! The car just couldn't make it to the trailhead but the couple extra miles didn't hurt us. There was no view at the summit but the experience was great. Make sure you go to both summits! I am from low altitude and climbed this on my 3rd day in Ecuador without problem.
Posted Dec 31, 2012 9:27 pm

ajaysomaniRucu pichincha  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2012

ajaysomani

It took a good 3 hours from the top of teleferico to the top of rucu but the weather was great that day and the views were nice!.
Posted Nov 29, 2012 3:28 pm

attimountRucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

attimount

just a great acclimatization hike, pretty close to city.Lots of peoples.
Best ever grilled chicken at the top of teleferico.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 6:00 pm

jm141302Guagau Crater and Summit
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

jm141302

Started about 800m below summit on the road between Lloa and the refugio. Very clear morning. Our goal was to go down to the active vents in the crater, but our group was really slow and full of people who I personally thought had no business being there. We got down close to the crater but had to turn around for lack of time. It took our group about 1 hour 45 min to get down 400 meters, and I climbed back up to the rim in about 45 minutes. While waiting for the rest of the group, I went to the summit. I'll try the crater again without people who are very out-of-shape or petrified by heights. It's a beautiful, surreal place, and I would highly recommend not just going to the summit, but going down into the crater also. The weather was clear most of the day, but the clouds rolled in around 14:00.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 1:34 pm

HomestarhikerPriorities still in order  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Homestarhiker

Met cute Austrian girl on the Teleferico. She decided to turn back near the beginning of the summit block. Had to choose between girl and mountain... Chose mountain.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 8:38 pm

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