Guagua/Rucu Pichincha Climber's Log
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|jm141302||Climbed Rucu |
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012
|Climbed the normal route with my wife. 3 hours starting from TelefériQo to the peak, 2 hours back down. Windy and cloudy, but the clouds were high enough to keep the peak visible most of the time. Chilly too. We saw several tourists near the top in shorts and t-shirts. I wonder if they thought it was going to be warm because it's on the equator. A little rain would have made their hike truly miserable.|
|Posted Jun 4, 2012 1:19 pm|
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012
|Climbed again on March 6th.|
|Posted Mar 6, 2012 5:52 pm|
|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|