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East Ridge/Direct Route T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

Description

Craggy extinct volcano with incredibly easy access from Quito makes for a great first acclimatization peak. The normal route is well marked and you are unlikely to be alone, offering some classic Ecuadorian sand marching. There are numerous other ways up, my personal favorite being the east ridge.

Getting There

Teleferico up to Cruz Loma, then it is about 90 minutes to the base of the peak proper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ruco Pichincha

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Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
East Ridge/Direct Route
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