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Ruco Pichincha

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Ruco Pichincha Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,627'
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Submitted By: kiff on Feb 27, 2014
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Looking west beyond the summit


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.

Climbing Season

For the Ecuador area.

Weather station 118.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Ruco Pichincha

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ruco Pichincha:
East Ridge/Direct Route   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad   
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East Ridge/Direct Route Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  South America : Ecuador : ... : Ruco Pichincha

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ruco with approach along grassy ridgeline
Ruco with approach along grassy ridgeline

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