Santa María (volcano)
Santa María (volcano) Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Santa María (volcano) that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Santa María (volcano), as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
October 07, 2016
Jorge Calderon-abullarade from Guatemala
The ascent to the summit of Santa Maria volcano takes about 4 hours. The beginning the climb is a walking path between vegetable crops. Within about an hour of ascent there is a fork with two lanes; take the left. On the right leads to the Santiaguito volcano. There, through the coniferous forest, the path is well marked. It is very hard to miss. Within about 3 hours of the onset, the forest is left behind and the slope rises steeper. Here the path and becomes a zigzag and is confusing, it is easy to miss. On top Mayan rituals are practiced. There is room for camping.