Guagua/Rucu Pichincha Climber's Log

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mtvalley - Feb 5, 2012 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

Rucu Pichincha  Sucess!

Summitted Rucu with three others. A fun climb but be careful if you veer off the main trail as some of the 4th class stuff can be sketchy if it's wet.


WDW4 - Jan 9, 2012 9:54 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2012

Acclimatization Hike of Rucu  Sucess!

Hiked up from the top of the Teleferico. Fun hike to test out the altitude. Enjoyed to rocky summit.


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.

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