Volcán Irazu Climber's Log

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joseyinnet - Jul 7, 2022 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2022

Rainy summit  Sucess!

Great day trip out of Heredia before heading into the mountains to the south.


gimpilator - Feb 20, 2017 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2017

A Month Of Volcanoes  Sucess!

I spent a month climbing volcanoes. Irazu and Buenavista were the only total drive up peaks. 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 Poás, Volcán Barva, 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 12:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

Irazu   Sucess!

Hiked up from the crater overlook trailhead after checking out the crater. Pretty easy day for an ultra prominence peak. Great weather and clear views. Pretty sweet. Did Cerro Buenavista later in the day, another p2k in Costa Rica.


whatdoIknow - Sep 20, 2013 3:28 pm

Clouds and  Sucess!

crowds. No complaint about the latter, though since a bunch of them were my dear friends


americanswiss - Mar 9, 2011 3:11 am


Hiked around the rim but not sure if I made the summit. Was part of a free day on my Mormon mission.


RazorRen - Mar 13, 2010 11:16 am

Disappointing  Sucess!

Went up to Volcan Irazu as part of a tour in October 2009 and found it disappointing as the clouds blocked the view of the craters. The best I saw was vaguely viewing the crater lake when the clouds slightly thinned out for a brief amount of seconds.

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 26, 2006 2:39 am

Irazu  Sucess!

Clouds ruined all views. A smelly volcano it is

thediddler - Aug 31, 2006 7:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2005

The road  Sucess!

Went with Bennovak on a dirtdevil trip to Costa Rica. Good climb, good view, great coffee. Take a break and throw some dice at the Blue Marlin afterwords...You deserve it.


forjan - Jul 11, 2006 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Volcan Turrialba  Sucess!

Easy morning walk to the summit. Hiked down into the crater. Later drove down to the Costa Rican Caribean coast (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca) for a dip.


Kessler - Dec 12, 2005 11:16 am

Route Climbed: Irazu Date Climbed: February 2004  Sucess!

With daddy.


Olaf - Dec 8, 2005 2:45 pm

Date Climbed: July 29, 1995  Sucess!

Nice walk to the summit. Don't forget to bring a jacket! Beatiful view over the forest and into the crater.


SpiceMan - Nov 8, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Road/Trail Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Very long walk to the top but really fun. Great view of the crater from top. Inside of crater is really cool too.


Alpinist - Aug 30, 2005 1:00 am

Route Climbed: Volcan Irazu Date Climbed: February 1991

My first visit inside a volcanic crater. What I remember most is the very fine powdery ash in the crater.


bennovak - Apr 29, 2005 7:31 pm

Route Climbed: the road Date Climbed: April 21 2005  Sucess!

You can drive right to the top of this thing. The challenge is not physical, it is mental. Costa Rican roads are pretty bad, signage is non existant, and there are some rental-car-roadside-assistance robberies to look out for. But the view of the irridecent sewage green lake from the summit on a clear day makes the trip well worth while.


Mblue01 - Nov 29, 2004 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: Volcan TURRIALBA Date Climbed: November 2004  Sucess!

A nice but strenous walk, beautiful surroundings.


Scott - May 27, 2004 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Volcan Irazu Date Climbed: February, 2004  Sucess!

Nice place. Very crowded!

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