Guagua/Rucu Pichincha Climber's Log

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Exploration Junkie

Exploration Junkie - Jan 27, 2018 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017

Rucu via Teleferiqo & classic route  Sucess!

I struggled because of a bad acclimatization but made it to the top from Teleferiqo then following the normal route. The top was in the clouds but it was an awesome hike with great views to Quito.

Tonka

Tonka - Jan 2, 2018 10:43 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2017

Fell a little short.

Came from sea level the day before and I turned around about 350 feet short as I was moving very slowly and had 3 peaks in a row ahead of me. We took the cable car up. Fun hike.

Harvest

Harvest - Aug 16, 2017 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2016

The Pichinchas & Traverse  Sucess!

* Pichincha Rucu: Northest Ridge 12-12-16. First day in Ecuador coming from sea level.

* Solo Traverse of the Pichinchas 1-16-17; Pichincha Guagua: South Face, Padre Encantado standard & Pichincha Rucu: Southeast Ridge.

steved

steved - Jun 23, 2017 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2017

Rucu Pichincha  Sucess!

I had no real intention of making this climb, I took the teleferico to 3950 metres with the intention of taking it easy and maybe only going to one of the view points. Made it to the summit in 3 hours, complete mist at the summit but still worth it. The scramble to the top on the west side was very reminiscent of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales, UK. If you had the time, it would be worth doing all 3 summits.

seancau

seancau - Mar 13, 2017 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2016

GuaGua via Rucu  Sucess!

Took the first teleferiQo at 9am to the top, then hiked up to Rucu (2.5hrs, easy). I continued on to GuaGua while Yaz, my hiking partner, descended. Reached the summit of GuaGua at 2:15pm, the last section before the top was very steep on loose scree.No views, summits shrouded in cloud. Descended by the same route to the teleferiQo, only bypassing Rucu's summit on the way down. Got caught in a torrential downpour, so ended up running quite a bit, I reached the teleferiQo at 5pm. From the bottom of the teleferiQo I walked a further 20mins to the highway & took a taxi into the centre of Quito for just $3.50.

georgeuva - Apr 16, 2016 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

Rucu via Teleferico  Sucess!

Started this solo, but tagged along with other climbers on the way. Avoided ascending the scree by scrambling up a route to the left of the scree.

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Nov 17, 2014 10:22 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2014

Quito   Sucess!

The Pichincha massif looks very impressive wrapping around the valley of Quito. Nice hike most of the way, with a bit of scrambling the last 2-300 feet. Nice acclimatization climb.

wordlessnature

wordlessnature - Jun 26, 2014 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Rucu via TelefĂ©rico  Sucess!

We hiked up from the Teleférico at 1145, a bit of a late start. Cloudy with patches of sun. We started on the rock a few hundred feet past the first cave on the left, and gained the ridge very early, at which point the fog was preventing visibility past 15'. Some interesting routefinding challenges, but we made it up by 2:30, and descended via the standard route with some snow. Great time!

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jun 9, 2014 4:48 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2014

Commando Summit  Sucess!

Excellent Ruca climb with my best girl Beth. On that last part of the summit bid we were joined by a troup of Ecuadorian Special Forces. They included us in their celebration and photos.

michaelblodgett

michaelblodgett - Mar 18, 2014 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2014

Rucu Pinchincha 15,696  Sucess!

Rode the Teleferiqo up. Very nice climb with great views of Quito.

scgrant

scgrant - Jan 29, 2014 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2014

Guagua Pichincha  Sucess!

Great way to start the new year. Only Guagua Pichinca. First time over 15k feet.

jm141302

jm141302 - Oct 3, 2013 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Rucu to Padre and back  Sucess!

Clear day. Could see all the way to Chimborazo. Got to the top of Rucu starting from the cable car in a hour and 45, and then continued down, climbed another peak before getting to padre encantado. Around 6 1/2 hours total.

dielotr - Apr 30, 2013 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2013

Rucu with acclimatization  Sucess!

Solo climb of Rucu from Teleferiq'o. A world of difference since the first time I climbed in January, when I only had a week of acclimatization. Now that I've lived in Quito for four months, Rucu was a breeze. Clearest day I've seen in Ecuador, as well! Snapped photos of Quito, Cotopaxi, Antisana, Cayambe, Ilinizas, Ruminahui, Corazon, Guagua and Padre Encantado, and even Chimborazo- 120 miles away.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 12, 2013 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2013

Rucu with Chris  Sucess!

A warm-up for Chris on basically her second day in Ecuador. The snowy conditions at the summit made for a bit of sketch. Running to make the teleferico was quite the rush.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 12, 2013 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

First Peak On Second Time to Ecuador  Sucess!

Drove to Lloa with Sebastian and hired a 4x4 to get us up the road. They turned around far from the parking area, which made the total elevation gain for the day over 3,000 feet. We got to the summit fairly quickly where we were met with snow and wind. The crater looked amazing with the blowing snow.

flow

flow - Feb 12, 2013 4:32 am Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2012

Guagua Pichincha, 4.776m  Sucess!

From civil defense hut 4.560m; after failed Cotopaxi ;)

dielotr - Feb 3, 2013 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2013

Guagua and Padre Encantado  Sucess!

Climbed Padre Encantado and Guagua Pichincha from Lloa side. Truck up to first parking lot, then hike up to Padre. No clouds yet. Traversed ridge to Guagua Pichincha refugio/shelter before climbing Guagua via sandy ridgeline. Clouds at summit.

Jake

Jake - Jan 22, 2013 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2013

Solo via East Ridge   Sucess!

Nice scramble. Little bit cloudy.

dielotr - Jan 13, 2013 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2013

First climb over 4000m

Climbed Rucu Pichincha by Teleferiqo normal route. Skipped Paso de la Muerte. Cloudy near summit but fantastic views on the way up! Really feeling the effects of altitude- only 1 week of adjustment.

Cissa

Cissa - Jan 10, 2013 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2012

Short and high  Sucess!

climbed Guagua, cloudy and windy but interesting views.

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