Volcán Poás/Volcán Barva Climber's Log

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tcingrum - Feb 8, 2018 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2018

Barva bog.  Sucess!

Sunny day but very wet and muddy trail. Extremely rough road leading in to the trailhead.


wyatt_meyers - Oct 24, 2017 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2017

beautiful costa rica  Sucess!

Awesome view! great way to start the trip!


gimpilator - Feb 20, 2017 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2017

True summits of Poas and Barva  Sucess!

I spent a month climbing volcanoes. We did Poas and Barva in the same day and both included challenging route finding and wet jungle bushwhacking. Watch for tapir tracks on Barva and don't attempt without a GPS and good rain gear. It's serious up there.

Other peaks I bagged on this trip include...

Volcán La Malinche, Cofre de Perote, Pico de Orizaba (country highpoint, 3rd highest in North America), Volcán Iztaccíhuatl, Pico de Aguila, Nevado de Toluca, Cerro de Ombugo, Pico de Humboldt, Nevado de Colima, Cerro Tancitaro

Volcán Pacaya, Volcán Tajumulco (country highpoint, 24th most prominent peak on earth), Volcán Concepción, Volcán Tacaná (2nd highest in Central America), Cerro Chemal "La Torre", Cerro Chemal "Cerro los Cuervos", Montañas Peña Blanca, Volcán Santa María, Volcán Atitlán, Volcán Acatenango

Costa Rica:
Volcán Irazú, Cerro Chirripó (country highpoint, 36th most prominent on earth), Cerro Piramide, Cerro Terbi, Cerro Buenavista

Trip report with photos and video


scgrant - Apr 6, 2016 12:48 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2016

Poas and Barva  Sucess!

Both Poas and Barva with Greg Jagielski and Kadee Smith. Great trails to the crater rim and Laguna overlooks, but kinda crappy bushwhacks to the highpoints. Cool areas and we had fantastic weather.


Kessler - Nov 11, 2014 2:39 pm

Poas  Sucess!

February 2004


americanswiss - Mar 9, 2011 3:15 am


Some of the thickest jungle I have navigated. Don't know if I truly summited.


RazorRen - Mar 13, 2010 11:13 am

Went there on a tour  Sucess!

Volcan Poas is quite an interesting little trip. The active crater area almost looks like a quarry.


ncst - Jul 27, 2009 7:55 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2009

Volcan Poas  Sucess!

Got there too late to walk some of the trails, but a very beautiful crate lake at the 'summit', and a great day trip from San Jose.


GrantMyers - Feb 6, 2008 2:37 pm

Volcan Poaz  Sucess!

An interesting place, anyone know how much prominence this peak has?


Fabrice.Rimlinger - Dec 7, 2006 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2004

In the clouds  Sucess!

Almost enjoyed the view !! ;-)


rematore - Nov 9, 2006 5:18 pm

Cloud movement ...  Sucess!

was great! We had a great view from the summit and down into the caldera when we arrived and within 10 minutes, clouds rolled in, obscuring our view.


sbkelley - Aug 17, 2005 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: Volcan Poas Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful! We saw the summit crater for about 5 minutes before the clouds rolled in.


Mblue01 - Nov 27, 2004 6:32 am

Date Climbed: November 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful place !!


Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 5:03 pm

Route Climbed: Volcan Poaz Date Climbed: February 2004  Sucess!

It was very beautiful and fun.


Nelson - Mar 9, 2004 9:50 am

Route Climbed: Volcan Barva Date Climbed: February, 1996  Sucess!

Wonderful hike with my wife through a stunningly beautiful cloud forest.


Scott - Mar 8, 2004 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Volcan Poaz Date Climbed: February 2004  Sucess!

Nice trip.

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