Rucu Pichincha

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 9 trip reports for Rucu Pichincha.

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  • Log #22377 - by Shulse on Apr 08, 2013
    My son and I planned on climbing the 5.1 route, but backed off due to nearby thunder. Instead we hiked up the trail to the top. Only one other person was on the mountain- a climber from Holland.
  • Log #21911 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2010
    Really nice climb/hike. Partners: Edgar Rivera / Christian Rodriguez
  • Log #21596 - by Jack Nugent on Feb 16, 2009
    Dan, Pop, Steve and myself took the telefarique up to Ricu's base and had a nice climb to the peak. It was a weekday and we ran into only a handful of people. Nice switchbacks along gentle slopes...
  • Log #21204 - by Jack Plotkin on Mar 02, 2008
    To acclimatize for an upcoming ascent of Chimborazo, Randy and I headed for Quito's TeleferiQo ( just ten minutes from the new or old towns. We arrived on a Sunday at 9am when the...
  • Log #20462 - by enrique diaz on Oct 30, 2006
    basic it was a long walk from the cable car, about 2.5 hour, ending with a step up ramp of loose dirt and rocks, 500 metres before reaching the top. the day was clear, no rain not very windy, i am...
  • Log #19336 - by Luis Canizares on Sep 27, 2006
    It's a great experiencie in rock climbing if you're newbie because yo can learn a lot except in El Paso de La Muerte that's the difficult and risky lesson. By the way, you can take another route to...
  • Log #17715 - by karsten delap on Nov 11, 2004
    nice warm up for other ecuadorian volcanos
  • Log #17716 - by Ben Boykin on Jan 12, 2004
    K Siebke & I attempted to hike up Rucu from the PanAm Highway in Quito. We turned abck at about 13,500 ft, having broken out of the forest and finding ourselves on a plain with several higher...
  • Log #17717 - by Michael Reis on Aug 07, 2003
    A nice hike that represents my personal high in terms of altitude. This hike started from the the antenna station and lasted about 7 hours, with a total elevation gain of about 900 meters (3,000...