Pico de Orizaba Climber's Log

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snocat - Dec 15, 2005 10:58 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa glacier Date Climbed: nov. 23,2005  Sucess!

a very enjoyable climb. I owe it to my friend Deb for motivating me to go and climb this mountain, and I am very happy to have had this oportunity to climb with such a wonderfull companion.


timfoltz - Dec 6, 2005 10:51 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 24, 2005  Sucess!

Started very early, and watched sunrise from the summit ridge.


gobriango - Nov 29, 2005 9:29 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: Jan 2005  Sucess!

Climbed it twice in 3 days. (3hrs 56min) Had a great time with a bunch of new friends from SP. Perfect weather and perfect full moon. Didnt even need my headlamp.

Hikerchick63 - Nov 21, 2005 6:22 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: November 6, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Guilty, but not really, since I left the very noisy Piedra Grande Hut at 12:45 AM and Guilty didn't hit the trail 'til 4 AM. Nonetheless, he was on the summit within 30 minutes of my arrival up there and then proceeded to beat me down to the hut. Clear skies, but freezing wind chill factor. No altitude symptoms and up and down in 10 hours. Most excellent, SWEET adventure.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Nov 19, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: Nov 2005  Sucess!

With Joe Akeem. Beautiful easy route on a stunning peak, though next time I'd acclimatise for another day before the summit push...rarely have i felt so sick on a mountain


joe_akeem - Nov 18, 2005 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: November 12, 2005  Sucess!

With Dan Bailey in 9 hrs round trip from the hut. Fantastic weather, perfect conditions.


Guilty - Nov 14, 2005 10:28 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: November 6, 05

Left at 4am, and took a great digitial video of the whole route, especially the sunrise and inside the crater. I was back by 10:45am. This was my second time up the mountain. Met some wonderful climbers and locals. That was the best part, eating there food and watching them climb in there street clothes.


RModelli - Nov 14, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa glacier/espolon Date Climbed: November 11, 2005  Sucess!

Very nice solo climb, the night was beautiful and the weather perfect. There was some snowfall a day before, and the snow was somewhat deeper in the summit cone, but still in very good cramponing condition.

It took me 7 hours and 30 minutes up to the summit and back down to the hut.


dkmayhew - Nov 13, 2005 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: December of 1998  Sucess!

This was my first international climbing trip. It was easy to organize. We stay at Senior Reyes and had a good experience. We were in Mexico for only 6 days. I wish we had more time to acclimate. I had quite the headache at 18,000 feet on summit day.

Bill Maxwell

Bill Maxwell - Oct 17, 2005 10:00 am

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: 11th October 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the mountain with an excellent local guide (Roberto Flores Rodroguez) during a 4 day window in a business trip. We had the mountain to ourselves, but there was a lot of soft, unconsolidated snow. As a consequence we 'summited' in the Kanchenjunga sense, i.e. we reached the crater rim, but declined to do the last few yards along unconsolidated snow to the pile of metal at the 'true' summit. A great route - and I would also recommend the Limons in Tlachichuca for excellent hospitality and transport.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 14, 2005 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: July 2004

Well, my new wife and I made it to 17,500' under bluebird skies with no one else on the mountain. AMS started bothering us so we weren't taking any chances and we went down. We had a difficult time finding a route through the glacier polished moraine since it has retreated so much in recent years. This is a great climb, a little different from your typical glacier slog with scrambling, scree and snow sections. Weather is more stable in the winter, but you can get lucky in the summer like we did and not another soul was on the mountain.

edl - Sep 25, 2005 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: Nov. 97  Sucess!

Great route. Easy glacier climb.


Peak_Bagger - Sep 9, 2005 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: Jan 24 2005  Sucess!

My 1st big peak. Went pretty smooth. Got a hitch with some Mexican climbers up to the hut. Took a rest day, then summited in 6hrs and were down in 4. Took a nice direct line up the galcier as the conditions were perfect.


althegreek - Jul 12, 2005 7:43 pm

Route Climbed: jamapa Date Climbed: january 2004  Sucess!

nice peak. straightforward. slog up the glacier. how did all the junk get on the summit?


MarieP - Jun 17, 2005 1:00 am

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: Early January 2005  Sucess!

The route is streight forward in the daylight, just follow the ducks. We camped around 15,500 ft, there was almost no snow to melt. Senior Limon provided great service and prices.


mountainjunkie - Jun 13, 2005 7:02 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier (normal route) Date Climbed: January 24, 2005  Sucess!

Spent one night in Tlachichucha, then drove to Piedra Grande hut arrive around 3:30pm. Spend the night at the hut, hiked to the glacier the next day (1/23), then back to hut. Spend half a night at hut. Summitted at about 10:30am on 1/24/05 via the standard route going up from the hut at Piedra Grande. Woke at 1:00am to cold temperatures and icy conditions, but skies were clear and the summit was visible. Started climbing at 2am. I began w/ mild AMS, but it got better (or at least not worse) as we ascended. Reached the glacier at 16,200' after about 3 hours. Climbed glacier to crater rim, then traversed the rim to the high point. Beautiful summit w/ clear skies and spectacular views. I felt pretty good on the summit. No headache and only mild nausea. Got lost on the way down so it took over 5 hours to descend.


km_donovan - Jun 9, 2005 7:03 am

Route Climbed: Ruta Directa (Jamapa Glacier) Date Climbed: November 23, 2000  Sucess!

It was a clear windless night. We left high camp on the tongue of the glacier at 4:30 and were on the summit at 9:45. We went directly up the glacier toward a notch that bisects crater rim leading to the summit.


wingedfeet - May 20, 2005 3:23 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Date Climbed: 83  Sucess!

Reached the top in New Year's day 83.


ClimberMan420 - Apr 26, 2005 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa glacier Date Climbed: Dec 14th 2004  Sucess!

Freakin cold, difficult finding the glacier with the headlamp I rented but very easy climb otherwise. First high altitude climb for me, first solo ascent of a descent mountain. Started at 2AM, 4:45 later on the summit 15 min before sunrise, unforgettable view. Only climber on the mountain that day except a party of two about 5 hours behind me


madclimber - Apr 19, 2005 8:24 pm

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier Date Climbed: January 8, 2005  Sucess!

The route was difficult to find in the night, just look for the "ducks". Crevasses were very small so we didn't rope up. Excellent price and hospitality with Senor Limon.

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