Guagua/Rucu Pichincha Climber's Log

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chicagosky - Jan 4, 2012 8:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011

A good acclimatization climb   Sucess!

Nice views from the summit on a beautiful day. Was the first of my three climbs in Ecuador and is perfect for acclimatization before tackling some of the bigger peaks in Ecuador


MMclimbhigh - Dec 19, 2011 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

Rucu  Sucess!

Beautiful views of the Avenue of Volcanos. Had the summit all to ourselves.


DiverDave - Oct 3, 2011 8:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Guagua Pichincha  Sucess!

4.5 miles round trip from trailhead to summit at (4781m/15682ft) feet and return. From truck to summit and return took 4 hours. Nice acclimatization hike for Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Corazon and beyond.

ferbat - Aug 12, 2011 5:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010

Rucu  Sucess!

Short 4-5 hour walk is you take the Teleferico

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jun 18, 2011 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Fast ascent.  Sucess!

Climbed Rucu Pichincha by the Normal Route in 1 hour 10 minutes. (Exactly 2 hours RT). It was a fun run at high altitude.

Got to the summit (4,698m / 15,413 ft.) just when the clouds rolled in but I met with Erik (USA) a fun guy from WY.

Ran back to the trailhead (Teleferico) in a bit less than 50 minutes. I haven't climbed it solo in years.

Mild weather, not sunny and windless.


mjp20k - Jun 6, 2011 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 1999

Climbed twice  Sucess!

Climbed in 1999 and again in 2009.


wmolland - Feb 1, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011

Fun climb  Sucess!

A fun climb, especially up the knife edge ridge towards the top. Quito looks small from the summit.


tmfaust21 - Jan 27, 2011 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010

Rucu Pichincha  Sucess!

Great way to end the year, got cloudy about 2 mins before the top though


PAROFES - Jan 10, 2011 5:08 pm

Guagua  Sucess!

With Gavin.
No views at all...
I'm starting to think come here was a huge mistake, could be at Catamarca with better conditions doing 6000 peaks...


Inday - Jan 6, 2011 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2011

Success on both Guagua and Rucu!  Sucess!

Successful summit of Guagua with Parofes, 1/5. Time to summit, 4000m to 4776m: 2 hours even.

Successful summit of Rucu with Jergen and Peter, 1/4. Time to summit, 3850m to 4627m: 2 hours and 40 minutes.


CBakwin - Jan 4, 2011 8:06 am Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2011

Yo  Sucess!

3 hours up from the teleferico, 2 hours down. Socked in in fog all day today, and rained off and on. fun enough climb to acclimatize, intereesting little 4th class rocks at the top for a very short section.


PAROFES - Jan 2, 2011 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011

It was great!  Sucess!

By the normal route and close to the summit with a funny and easy rock climbing out of the route.
After 4 airports, no dinner last night and no breakfast today...
Quite tirying..but easy.
Great views to Guagua Pichincha!
Note: At the teleferico i measured 3.890 m of altitude (not 4100m) and at the summit of Rucu 4.702 m.


centrifuge - Dec 25, 2010 10:29 am Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

Rucu Pichincha - quick and fun  Sucess!

It was a fun scramble, esp if you veer off the cairned trail and start up the rock close to the saddle ridge. Good stuff!


rgg - Dec 13, 2010 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010

Rucu Pichincha  Sucess!

Up the direct route and down the normal one, with Boriss and Liesbeth, who we met on the trail.
This was the hardest route I ever climbed free. Later, I found out it was rated III-. Fun climb though, and a great morale booster.


rgg - Dec 13, 2010 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010

Guagua Pichincha  Sucess!

With Boriss and his son Boris.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Dec 9, 2010 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010

Direct route again!  Sucess!

Rob (HOL), Boris (my son) and I climbed Guagua Pichincha the day before. We saw Rucu in the distance.

Rob (HOL) and I climbed RucuĀ“s direct route along with Liesbeth (BEL). Hanna (SWE) climbed by the normal route alone and waited for us there.

Very nice scramble. Got to the top (4,698 m / 15,413) after two and a half hours after leaving the trailhead.

Met with Hana at the summit and had some snaks for 30 minutes with a Swiss and a Polish.

We got some hail on the way down, but nothing serious.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Dec 6, 2010 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010

Guagua Pichincha!  Sucess!

It's been more than a year since I climbed Guagua Pichincha with andreeacorodeanu.

Climbed with my son Boris and Rob (HOL). Perfect weather, just a bit windy at the summit (4,781 m / 15,682 ft). We saw a condor flying a few meters above us.

Very enjoyable climb!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Nov 3, 2010 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2010

Again, the direct route!  Sucess!

Wow!, missed climbing by this route!. Great weather and nice people up at the summit. Met with Mike (USA), my good friend I climbed Cotopaxi with a couple years ago.

Got back by the normal route.


rasgoat - Sep 7, 2010 1:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Rucu!  Sucess!

Took Teleferico and summited Rucu via the standard route. The mountain becomes much more beautiful than from the city as you ascend. Saw some great animals and met many nice people. We were lucky for there was fresh snow on top. We got great views of the valley to the north and to Quito! Thanks to Lucho for the invite!


7summits - Jun 3, 2010 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Rainy Rucu  Sucess!

Almost zero visibility and lots of rain. Still a nice acclimatisation hike.
Up the teleferico, then 1h45 to the summit and another hour down. Met only one other hiker all day..

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