Elevation (feet): 16,053
Elevation (meters): 4,893
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -0.538494
Longitude: -78.367882
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec
Most recent eruption: Not recorder
Year first climbed: 1880
First successful climber(s): Edward Whymper
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Machachi

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Sincholagua is an old very eroded volcano. Its main faces are made of solid volcanic rock. It contains two main peaks, being the southern one the highest with 4893 meters from sea level. Due to weather conditions the last glacier to cover Sincholagua's slopes dissapeared in the 1950's. The mountain covers an significant area of paramos (andean highlands) and private lands. The famous Pita river, that decends from Cotopaxi volcano has created an enourmous canon in its western slopes, great for rock climbing. Sincholagua is a demanding walk, 8 to 10 hours, to reach the las peak towards the summit, a 40 meter easy rock climb.

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