Please submit any useful information about climbing Pico de Orizaba that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Pico de Orizaba, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
Tambien se puede acceder a la cumbre del Pico de Orizaba O Citlaltepetl, por la ruta sur , llegando a Cd. Serdan Puebla.
Se contratan vehiculos 4x4 en Cd. Serdan , y lo dejan a uno a 300 metros del refugio Fausto Gonzales Gomar a 4,660.m. snm. de ahi a la cumbre seis horas promedio. en Serdan hay Guias . informan Hotel Montecarlo tel. 01245 45 20065. y con el Sr Hilario Aguilar tel. 01245 45 207 46.
The best side for ascending is the north face that can be access by the village of Tlachichuca, you can access by truck (best 4x4 but not essential) to the refugee of "Piedra Grande (4,100 mts). It is convenient to stay there for one night to become acclimatized
From there you start the ascending to the glacier of Jamapa (5,000 mts). It takes about 3-4 hours to get there. From there you need crampons and axe to enter a 35 to 45 degrees climb. It takes from 3-4 hours to get the summit (5,610 mts).