REI Community
Pichincha Massif

Select Area...
Guagua Pichincha 
Ruco Pichincha 

Pichincha Massif Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: -0.17633, -78.59999 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 897
Administrators: Tony Yeary, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kiff on Feb 27, 2014
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


The pichinchas rise abruptly out Quito's western outskirts, offering a quick escape from the bustling metropolis. The massif is peaked by the recently (1999?) active Guagua (young in Quechua), further north is Padre Encantado-a small cerro which offers some multipitch rock climbing potential for the adventurous, and Ruco (old/sleepy one) being the furthest peak north. The latest becoming very popular and safe with the advent of the new(ish) teleferico. This area is packed with trails and on a clear day offers great views of the surrounding volcanoes.

Getting There 

Ruco is the easiest to get to from Quito, just get yourself to the teleferico (cabs from the Mariscal district are usually 4-5$). The small agricultural town of Lloa is the best place to arrange transportation to Guagua's spartan refuge. Walking up from town (~10km) is also a good option, just don't get hit by zooming cyclists.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pichincha Massif

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pichincha Massif:
East Ridge/Direct Route   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad   Ruco Pichincha
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Pichincha Massif

Featured Route For Pichincha Massif

East Ridge/Direct Route Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  South America : Ecuador : ... : Ruco Pichincha

Comments on Pichincha Massif Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About