Pico de Orizaba
Pico de Orizaba Climbing Notes
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.
July 25, 2020
Ivan Loredo Vidal from Mexico
Covid 2020 update (26 july 2020).
Though typically the climbing season runs from October to april, it can be climbed year round.
Summer time is the rainy season with some storms, rain & snow, making it less accessible.
Since 21 march 2020, it has been officially covid closed (particularly for the tour operators).
I will soon go with 2 clients to see if a) it can be accessed, and b) if the weather allows us to climb it.
Will report back asap.
News and pics about it in my facebook page: Ivan Loredo-Vidal and Instagram: ivanloredovidal
May 25, 2018
Mikey from United States
We ascended from the north side though the climb is not extremely technically difficult, it is physically demanding. The high altitude impacted me a bit, but more than that it was my legs. Train! Do not go unprepared, it's a butt kicker. But it's so worth it when you get to the top see those amazing views. I booked this expedition with localadventures.travel and they really sorted out all the logistics for me. My guide Daniel was superb and is a true veteran on this mountain.
January 18, 2016
Abril from Mexico
The best guides are from Mexicoexpeditions.info VIP service ,extremely recomended.
March 16, 2013
Hilario Aguilar Aguilar from Mexico
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.
November 06, 2011
RAUL PEREZ from Mexico
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).