Glaciar Jamapa (Ruta Normal) Climber's Log

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GlacierCountry - Dec 20, 2018 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2018

Great easy climb  Sucess!

Had a blast up there in near perfect conditions. Had never been to that altitude before and I'm glad we did Volcan la Malinche as an acclimatization climb and stayed at the hut overnight to adjust. Played my trumpet on the summit! I will be back to use this climb as acclimatization for Denali, June 2020


rossrleone - Dec 12, 2016 8:54 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2015

Fun times in Mexico   Sucess!



shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2016 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2007

first glacier  Sucess!

an incredible climb with outstanding views! i absolutely loved being on orizaba and its glacier. i'm addicted to high-altitude climbing!



Deb - Nov 28, 2013 10:55 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2013

Perfecto!  Sucess!

Not a cloud in the way the entire 9 hours hut-to-hut! Quite cold, but that's what wool is for. Climbed with Oso from OMG; we took a very direct line straight up with perfect snow conditions. So jealous to watch 2 Colorado guys ski down! Had climbed Izta 2 days before; altitude was never an issue for me. Awesome trip!

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Mar 28, 2012 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2011

Viva Mexico.  Sucess!

I was lucky again, great weather, bluebird day, simply perfect, glacier was in great condition and it was easy, but still challenging in some ways.


seth@LOKI - Feb 9, 2011 4:02 pm

Great trip- stay warm  Sucess!

Be sure and bring warm gear, it was near to Rainier conditions at points. Loved it. If you can scramble, don't get nerved about route finding at all. Glaciers might swallow your wallet. Be cool in Tchlachichuca, don't wear shorts in public...


7summits - Jun 22, 2009 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009

Wonderful and quiet  Sucess!

June is not really high season, which makes it great. Hut empty, nobody on the mountain. First day to the hut and light acclimatisation hike.
Second day hike up to the glacier in daylight to scout the route, which is confusing at times, but many possibilities, as long as you go up... 3rd day, leave at 2AM for summit, summit at about 7.30, enjoy the views for half an hour and back down at 10am.

Very recommended mountain, easily accessible and no permit or hut fees. You do need some basic glacier experience, or bring/hire a local guide.


ChristianRodriguez - Jun 5, 2009 10:57 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2007

Nice place  Sucess!

Great weather, no wind, clear skies, cold but great.


courtpace - Jun 1, 2009 2:04 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2008

sick sick sick

Drove all the way from SLC UT. Didnt allow enough time to acclimatize after playing at beach. Spent whole time in hut with AMS trying to sleep. Too bad; but neat experience!


skotty - Dec 29, 2008 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2008

Straight forward  Sucess!

Pretty easy route (altitude aside) if you have any crampon experience. The labrynth is over-hyped; there is no one correct route - just go up.


benners - Dec 10, 2008 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2007

Amazing Climb  Sucess!

This was a great climb in terms of scenery, position, and brevity. We summited on the last day of '07 and returned to party in Tlachichuca with the locals celebrating New Years. Great climb.


chicagotransplant - Dec 8, 2008 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2008

Jamapa  Sucess!

Route was in great condition, one step cramponing and snow into the "fingers" of the labyrinth made for easier route finding through that section.


mdostby - Oct 27, 2008 10:54 pm

Jamapa Glaciar  Sucess!

After summiting Ixta two days eariler I was anxious to attempt Orizaba. After reaching the glacier we turned to the right and ascended a very direct line to just below the summit. Mostly a 30 to 35 degree slope with the upper section getting fairly steep. Maybe a 50 to 55 degree climb. Set protection on the upper part. Descended the normal route.


mmcguigan - May 6, 2008 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007

Awesome Climb  Sucess!

Great climb with a beautiful sunny day. Very windy on top. Skipped the Labyrinth and went straight up.


rleclair - Feb 5, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

Great Day

Climbed Pico de Orizaba with Mountain Professionals LLC based out of Boulder, CO. El Quatro de Orizaba - Alan, Scott,Patrick and I spent one week in Mexico gradually acclimatizing from Tlachichuca to the Piedra Grande Hut to high camp. Almost perfect weather with a sunrise summit - 5 hours from high camp to summit! Great first mountain at significant altitude!!


eferesen - Nov 30, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007

Fun hike  Sucess!

Was pretty nervous the day before, but all worked out in the end.


dioid - Aug 7, 2007 2:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Very good conditions  Sucess!

Climbed with Rinat. Super fast trip. San Diego to San Diego in four days. Very lacky with weather. Great trip.


Flex - Dec 20, 2006 5:49 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 1999

Millenium Solo  Sucess!

This was part of a grand adventure when my roommate(climbing partner), Dad, & cousin piled into a 4x4 Scout and drove there from AZ, all the way to Piedra Grande! My partner flaked so I soloed it on the day after Christmas. We continued on to further adventures in Mexico including an ascent of the Pena de Bernal.

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