Pico de Orizaba – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltepetl) from Tlachichuca  photo

Pico de Orizaba

Photo credit: Guillermo Vidales Reyes

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Pico de Orizaba

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Pico de Orizaba Climbing route 2012 photo

Pico de Orizaba

Photo credit: Guillermo Vidales Reyes

Pico de Orizaba, Jamapa glacier photo

Pico de Orizaba

Photo credit: Guillermo Vidales Reyes

  • Elevation: 5610 m
  • Difficulty:
  • Best months to climb: December, January, February, March, April
  • Convenient center: Tlachichuca, Mexico

Pico de Orizaba Climbing Notes

RAUL PEREZ from MEXICO writes:

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).


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