Ascent of Volcán Pichincha - Ruku on 2017-01-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Monday, January 16, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Volcán Pichincha - Ruku|
| Elevation:||15354 ft / 4679 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSE Ridge, Class 3. This scramble is on solid rock and is more of a sustained climb 3 climb than the N Ridge or NW Ridge.
Cubre Rucu Pitchincha "Old the good that cries" 4,698 meters. Beautiful views today in all directions. I can see everything I climbed this trip (14 peaks). Hawks at the summit. Solo 4 peak traverse.
The Approach: Pitchinchas Traverse from 'Refugio Volcàn' (workers hut).
Take the Teleferico from the end of the trail (called Cruz Loma) down to Quito. From here take a wire van $5 and $1 per person to your Quito destination.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Route:||SE Ridge (solo ascent)|
| Route:||SE Ridge|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Ecuador Jan. '17 (6 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 16949 ft / 5166 m Total Trip Loss: 16949 ft / 5166 m
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