Chirripó Grande, Costa Rica

Prominence: 3755 m, 12320 ft

Elevation: 3819 meters, 12,530 feet

Approx. Isolation: 878.37 km, 545.79 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)9° 29' 3'' N; 83° 29' 20'' W
9.484296, -83.488921 (Dec Deg)
226724E 1049374N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryCosta Rica (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceCartago (Highest Point)
Limón (Highest Point)
San José (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Chirripó Grande:
     World Country High Points (Rank #46)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #7)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #36)
     North America Range3 High Points (Rank #17)
     World Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #36)
     Costa Rica Province High Points (Rank #1)
     North America Country High Points (Rank #5)
     Country High Points of the Americas (Rank #12)
     Peaks with Most Individual Summiters-Outside USA (Rank #31)
     Most Ascended Peaks-Outside USA (Rank #41)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #67)
     Central America Country High Points (Rank #2)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       High Points - A Climber's Guide to Central America (Wunrow)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2002-02-25 by Adam Helman
     2004-11-26 by Richard Carey
     2005-09-23 by David J. Rhude
     2006-12-13 by Jan Triska
     2007-12-04 by Petter Bjørstad
     2007-12-29 by Tina C.
     2008-01-12 by Christian Rodriguez
     2008-03-04 by Sebastien Gerard
     2009-01-22 by Jonathan Wunrow
     2009-05-12 by Alexa De Las Torres
     2012-01-20 by David Howells
     2013-03-28 by Eric Gilbertson
     2013-12-09 by David Darby (GPS Track)
     2014-01-25 by Robert Murray
     2014-12-17 by Seán Caulfield (GPS Track)
     2015-02-09 by Deborah Genna

View ascents of peak by registered members (58 total)

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Cerro Chirripo looms through the morning mist. Photo by Ken Jones.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3755 m/12,320 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3755 m/12,320 ft
  Line Parent: Volcán Cotopaxi
  Key Col: Culebra Cut    64 m/210 ft
Isolation878.37 km/545.79 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Páramo de Frontino  (ESE)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central America Ranges
Range3: Costa Rica-Panama Ranges (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesContinental Divide of N.A.
Drainage Basins
Caribbean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Minor Streams of Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Chirripó
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The sun sets over the Pacific from near the hut on Cerro Chirripo. Photo by Ken Jones.
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Wildflowers on Cerro Chirripo. Photo by Ken Jones.
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