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Garon CorizGuagua is FAR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012

Garon Coriz

Met a dead end trying to get to Guagua via Rucu. Was short on time so wrapped it up at Rucu and returned to the Teleferico. Round-trip time, 3 hours.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 10:12 pm

Bluebell08Fun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Bluebell08

From the Teleferico to the top in 2.5 hours, down in 1 hr. Some wind and low clouds, fun scrambling towards the top and sliding down the sand on the way down. Local dog followed us all the way to the top. Warm-up hike for Cotopaxi.
Posted Jul 21, 2012 11:09 am

Garon CorizCold and Cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Garon Coriz

Climbed Rucu Pichincha with my host brother on a rare day off from my clinical rotation. Started at 2 pm. It was fogged in, windy, and cold (<30ºF at the summit). Station-to-summit: 2hrs 15min, returned in 1hr 30min.
Posted Jun 23, 2012 10:56 pm

jm141302Climbed Rucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

jm141302

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

larch32Rucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012
Climbed again on March 6th.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 5:52 pm

mtvalleyRucu Pichincha  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

mtvalley

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

WDW4Acclimatization Hike of Rucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2012

WDW4

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

chicagoskyA good acclimatization climb   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011

chicagosky

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

MMclimbhighRucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

MMclimbhigh

Beautiful views of the Avenue of Volcanos. Had the summit all to ourselves.
Posted Dec 19, 2011 4:38 pm

DiverDaveGuagua Pichincha  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

DiverDave

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

ferbatRucu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010
Short 4-5 hour walk is you take the Teleferico
Posted Aug 12, 2011 5:12 am

Boriss AndeanFast ascent.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Boriss Andean

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

mjp20kClimbed twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 1999

mjp20k

Climbed in 1999 and again in 2009.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 6:02 pm

wmollandFun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011

wmolland

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

tmfaust21Rucu Pichincha  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010

tmfaust21

Great way to end the year, got cloudy about 2 mins before the top though
Posted Jan 27, 2011 7:03 pm

PAROFESGuagua  Sucess!

PAROFES

With Gavin.
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

IndaySuccess on both Guagua and Rucu!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2011

Inday

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

CBakwinYo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2011

CBakwin

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

PAROFESIt was great!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011

PAROFES

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.
Cheers!
Posted Jan 2, 2011 4:30 pm

centrifugeRucu Pichincha - quick and fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

centrifuge

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

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