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SocorroLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Rode horses to the volcano and the church making for a really long, sore day. Got a hazy view with just enough visibility to see the surrounding landscape. Really steamy and a really warm, wet descent in the sand. Visitors are making quite a scar on the slopes. Pretty fun to see this famous volcano in person!
Posted Dec 22, 2011 11:54 pm

ncstQuite a trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009


We tried to walk to the volcano from Angahuan (from the ruins of the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro) and walked into the lava field a bit but turned back to spend the night in the 'centro ecoturistico Pantzingo', which I can recommend (best reached from San Juan Nuevo). In the lava field we met four Mexican teenagers who also intended to get to the volcano, but we heard the day after that they had gotten lost and had spent the night in the lava field to be rescued the next morning. From Pantzingo we joined a group of 80 students to visit the ruins (again) and drove by jeep to the foot of the volcano, from where it was a short walk to the summit. I'd say for this one you really need a guide/horse/jeep!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 7:43 pm

gringoinmexicosomething different  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009
Really fun trip. I actually climbed up the main cone of the volcano by way of the descent route, which I would recommend to anyone interested in a bit of a workout. It's a very steep climb straight up the volcano through the black sand of the volcano. It provides a great view the entire way up.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 3:54 pm

Brett AThe youngest mountain I've climbed  Sucess!
Our friend Chucho drove us up there from Uruapan, although the cra broke down briefly and we had to fix it en route with cattle looking on. The view is great, but the best part is the quick descent on the scree.
Posted Dec 13, 2008 8:26 pm

flechenbonesNice trip.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


First real hike since my back trouble began in early 2005. That made it even more sweet. Took the ruta collado up and the ruta sur on the way back. Lava field was fun to cross and provided nice views of Paricutin the whole way there. Low visibility while climbing the cone and a lightning storm developed. Fortunately, it didn't last long and the clouds lifted giving nice views of the region. Rained most of the way back. Would love to come back for nearby Pico de Tancitaro some time.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 1:32 am

BaarbDia larga  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006


One hell of a day! Only 2 of us on the volcano the whole time, hiked the whole thing across the lava field, views from the top stunning, the whole area is just littered with volcanic cones, no suprise then that Paracutin turned up where it did. You can see the Colima volcanic complex from the summit too, hang around to see an eruption!
Posted Jun 11, 2006 9:24 pm

big_gSurprisingly entertaining  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2006


Thoroughly enjoyable. I approached a caballo and went up via Boca de Lava Sur. I found it to be an interesting days outing and on the return visited the buried church at San Juan Viejo which really impressed me.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 7:13 pm

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