Corazón Climber's Log

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Tonka

Tonka - Jan 1, 2018 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2017

Fun final ridge.  Sucess!

Third straight day of climbing, was slowing above 15k, but this was a fun climb. No views of the mountain going up and no views from the top but still a very good day.

Harvest

Harvest - Aug 16, 2017 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2017

NE Ridge Route  Sucess!

* NE Ridge Route. Scenic climb!

yuval

yuval - Aug 30, 2014 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2005

Nice  Sucess!

Nice hike up.

wordlessnature

wordlessnature - Jul 6, 2014 10:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Via Metal Gate  Sucess!

Nice hike up the hills from just above the metal gate that closes in the afternoon. Left at around 10, reached the summit in heavy fog and rain by 1:45. Had a quick lunch and went down slowly, getting back to the gate at around 5:30. Amazing mountain, looking forward to climbing again!

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Jan 5, 2014 11:25 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2013

Ruta Normal  Sucess!

Acclimatization hike from Quito in prep for Illinizas and Antisana. Tough road for 4X4 vehicle. Some bushwhacking before the ridge, then a very fun scramble up the ridge. Low clouds prevented much of a view.

Vivyenne

Vivyenne - Dec 12, 2013 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2013

5th? Corazon this year  Sucess!

Starting from way down below for "training" purposes. Good weather, foggy towards the summit. Fifth trip up Corazón this year, of which four were successful.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 12, 2013 5:36 pm

A Day-Trip from Quito  Sucess!

Chris and I hired a driver in Quito. The hike was a lot longer than expected (4000+ feet of elevation gain) because the driver didn't know how to get up the dirt road. Also, the clouds obscured the view as soon as we got close to the mountain. It was probably a bad idea to do this the day before going to Cotopaxi...our legs were a little taxed.

flow

flow - Jan 15, 2013 10:00 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2012

Corazon, 4.782m  Sucess!

North-east ridge from ~3.460m

ajaysomani

ajaysomani - Nov 29, 2012 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012

Bad Weather  Sucess!

Took about 3 hours to get to the summit from the parking lot. Weather was brutal (raiting at lower altitude and snowing at higher altitude) and visibility was bad as well.

schleger

schleger - Jun 22, 2012 12:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Variety  Sucess!

Corazon was the second of four peaks on this trip to Ecuador. Climbed with my daughter and Guide Segundo. After a nice trek up Pasochoa, on a beautiful day, things picked up on Corazon, First, the scrambling became more intense (for us anyway). There where at least two locations where being roped together and with helmets and an experienced guide eased any concerns I had of an accidental mis-step. Also, weather conditions deteriorated near the summit with a smoky cloud layer engulfing us. With visibility reduced, a number of false summits presented themselves. Soon some nice size snow flakes fell then pea size hail. We enjoyed the variety of weather conditions and scrambling. Oh, also saw an Andean fox, Dusycium culpaeus.

hunterslee

hunterslee - Feb 21, 2012 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2010

Nice climb  Sucess!

Climbed in the clouds all the way to the summit, good mountain to acclimatize on in preparation for Cotopaxi or Chimborazo.

jm141302

jm141302 - Feb 6, 2012 10:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Cloudy but fun  Sucess!

I went with a guided group of about 40 people. All but 4 people made it to the top. Our guide Jaime was very good. We started low, at around 10,500 feet (3200m) around 8:15. The first hour or so was clear but after that, the rest of the hike was in the clouds. It never got below freezing though. The visiblity was about 100 feet(30m) or less. We got to the top at around 13:15 and stayed for about a half hour. The scramling section was slow because of the amount of people. We got back to the bus around 17:30. It was a great hike, and I'd love to do it again when it is clear.

Socorro

Socorro - Nov 30, 2011 11:56 am Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2011

Relief  Sucess!

We stayed at the Hosteria La Estacion...which is a great place, but as mentioned, it is very very expensive. We got a late start around 7:30 or 8 a.m. and took our time, thinking we weren´t actually going to summit. So we enjoyed the way up and the views, then got energized hiking up the switchbacks to the top of the hills...then we saw Corazon in the distance and I think our stomachs dropped a little. But we kept going with some nice views of the mountain as clouds rolled in and out and thunder rolled all around us far on other mountains. By the time we reached the summit, however, clouds rolled in for good. We picked our way up slowly and around and made it to the rocky ridge which we followed for ages in worse and worse freezing rain, visibility was about 15 feet. Plenty of fake out summits...but finally we got to the top and turned back right away. It started getting dark on us about halfway back and we arrived back at the hostal at night to end the ridiculouly long day with hot chocolate.

madclimber

madclimber - Nov 2, 2011 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Ruta Normal  Sucess!

Fun scrambling

AnnaBanana - Sep 3, 2011 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Corazon in Windy Conditions

We drove for almost an hour up from the Aloasi Train Station, hiked for 4 hours in total and made it to 4,725m, about 60m shy of the summit. We decided to turn back in large part because of the wind. It was very windy, precipitation was freezing on my sweater and visibility was low, but still an enjoyable trip in early September. Beautiful green vegetation.

SenadR

SenadR - Jan 29, 2011 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2011

Nice experiance  Sucess!

Nice ridge scrambling, summited in complete whiteout.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Jan 12, 2011 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

yo  Sucess!

A camionetta dropped us off north of the trail so we struggled up through the heavy pacha grass to the saddle, by then my daughter and I were so hammered we just rested while my son dbakwin raced up to the top (we had a ride to catch). Nice day but if you get dropped off below a little resevoin, go south a 1/4 mile to a good trail/road....

Inday

Inday - Jan 6, 2011 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011

Turned back by Hail and Rain

We had a late start, having taken the train from Quito to Alosi. Started from the station at 10:30 am, making it to the gate quickly. Followed clear road and trail-way to the saddle at about 3:45 pm, and after passing the first two false summits we were forced back at 4:20 by the storm, only about 20 minutes from the summit. Trek back in the rain to a great meal at the Hacienda de la Estacion (way pricey, be warned).

rgg

rgg - Dec 18, 2010 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2010

It was supposed to be a rest day...  Sucess!

In my original plan, today was a rest day, but due to an unusual amount of rain - meaning snow higher up the mountains - the plan had to be changed and so last week was a lot easier than planned. Therefore, instead of resting, I hiked up Corazón from the NE with Pablo, from Machachi. On a pretty awful road, he still managed to drive his camioneta to about 4250 m, so we didn´t have to hike all that far. Occasionally, we needed our hands, but no real climbing was involved. After just over an hour and a half, we reached what appeared to be the summit - there was a cairn, not real big, but bigger than all the ones before.

As we sat down, I looked south along the ridge, and thought that I saw a slightly higher point. We walked along the ridge a few minutes more, crossing two more potential highest summits, before we reached a larger cairn on the next one. After that, the trail descended. My altimeter was not accurate enough to tell which of the four potential summits was the highest, but I think it was the third one, counting from the north.

mychael

mychael - May 6, 2010 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

Good Accilazation  Sucess!

Fun climb with interesting views of the surrounding area. It was the highest mountain I had climbed but that changed days later with successes on Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Cayambe.

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