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jm141302Teleferico to Refugio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013


Started from the top of the Teleferico and hiked up the normal route on Rucu. Went through the notch below Rucu summit and walked to the Guagua refugio. Spent the night there and then walked down into the crater of Guagua. It's technically prohibited to go into the crater because it's in yellow alert, but I told the Refugio worker that I knew the trail and he let us go down. Hitchhiked from Guagua back to Quito.
Posted Jan 21, 2013 9:09 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Guagua Pichincha - Padre Encantado Traverse.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2001

Boriss Andean

Hiked with Martin (Austria) from the town of Lloa to Guagua Pichincha's refuge. After making it to the top we continued on our way towards Padre Encantado.

Nice views of the caldera and fumaroles as well of the surrounding mountains.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 2:04 pm

gconyersLa Travesia
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009
Slept at the Civil Defense hut on Guagua, privy to lightening storm below. Started hike at 6, summit Guagua at 7, summit Padre Encantado (access from Guagua side) around 9, summit Ruku around 11, out around 12 (Teleferico). Great hike, clear trail the whole way. The crux is the scramble to Guagau peak, but exiting chute to Ruku saddle was also a little dicey. Recommended.
Posted Oct 17, 2009 8:21 pm

HotfeetA Great Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2008


A great acclimatization climb!
Posted Jul 29, 2008 1:28 am

big_gLa Travesia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004


Rucu was lots of fun. Somehow I found myself on some 4th or even 5th class. It was the highlight of the trip and the rest of the traverse was a great little tour of the mountain. Padre Encantado has some interesting cliffs.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 1:50 am

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