Ascent of Volcán Pichincha-Rucu on 2016-03-28

Climber: Seán Caulfield

Others in Party:Yaz
Date:Monday, March 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Volcán Pichincha-Rucu
    Elevation:15354 ft / 4679 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got teleferiQo as soon as it opened (9am) up to Cruz Loma with a guy I'd met on Illiniza & Chimborazo. We hiked up to Rucu (2.5hours, 5km). Short scrambling section near the top, but pretty easy. Very popular hike, we met many other hikers on the route. Unfortunately the summit was surrounded by clouds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2329 ft / 709 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2329 ft / 709 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2329 ft / 709 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Normal Route from TeleferiQo
    Start Trailhead:TeleferiQo  13025 ft / 3970 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2329 ft / 709 m
    Route:Normal Route from TeleferiQo
    End Trailhead:TeleferiQo  13025 ft / 3970 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Pichinchas (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Volcán Pichincha-Rucu2016-03-282329 ft / 710 m
2Volcán Pichincha2016-03-282671 ft / 814 m
Total Trip Gain: 5000 ft / 1524 m    Total Trip Loss: 5000 ft / 1524 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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