Iztaccihuatl Trip Report (#21249)
- Signed By: Chris Starkie
- Date submitted: April 13, 2008
- Date(s) climbed: 09/04/08 - 11/04/2008
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
From La Joya the climb is relatively easy going, with one tricky part about an hour in involving a descent down a slight cliff. It´s approximately 4 hours steady going round the Pies to the shelter at Las Rodillas. From here there is a short steep scramble up a scree slope to the old wrecked hut. From the tops the route is fairly easy going following ridges for most of the way with a few steep sections. There were three glaciers requiring crampons etc. to cross in order to reach the summit. The paths a generally well defined although many are loose underfoot. The most recognized way down is via the same route taken on the ascent...this avoids several cliffs which would require climbing gear to descend.