Volcan Zacate Grande

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Zacate Grande volcano forms a low 7 x 10 km wide island across a narrow strait from the end of a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Fonseca and Chismuyo bay. At least seven satellitic cones, some of which form small islands offshore, are located from the NE to SE base of the broad 640-m-high basaltic stratovolcano. Some of these, including the symmetrical cone of Isla Gueguensi in the tidal flats about 3 km east of the base of Zacate Grande, are of probable Holocene age. In contrast to neighboring Isla El Tigre volcano to the south, Zacate Grande itself is extensively eroded, and deep valleys extend from the summit ridges to the base of the volcano.

Go to Gulf of Fonseca. on the road you will find Coyolito. then go direct to Amapala Beach. We find a Guide and start at 0 mts sea level. No trails at all but is easy to be oriented. Take care with vegetation, a lot of spines, thorns. A huge quantities of insects, be prepared. Volcano is easy to climb. But sometimes weather is extremely hot, don't forget water, at least 2 liters, temperatures around 40 degrees, first half of volcano is possible to find shadows in the bush, other part is totally exposed to the sun.

Rock climb in the last 20 mts.

Elevation (feet): 2,100
Elevation (meters): 640
Continent: North America
Country: Honduras
Latitude: 13.33851
Longitude: -87.627
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Convenient Center: Amapala

Thanks to Christian Rodriguez for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #21926 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 19, 2010
    This ascent was really hard by the weather conditions. Extremely hot and wet, burning sun but was a really nice experience. Tiny rockclimb in the last meters to the summit.