Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge
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Will Govus
(willgovus) - F
Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge on 12/10/2012 13:45:14 MST Print View

Anyone climbed Orizaba via this route?

Described here:

http://www.backpacker.com/may_2002_destinations_mexico_pico_orizaba/destinations/4393

Not a lot of information online about it. Going to Mexico for two weeks after Christmas and definitely going to attempt to summit Orizaba - preferably in a way more interesting and less crowded than the standard 4x4 to piedre grande hut and jamapa glacier.

Any other comments on Orizaba or other advice on worthwhile mountains/backpacking/climbing in Mexico would be appreciated as well.

obx hiker
(obxcola) - MLife

Locale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge on 12/12/2012 11:43:24 MST Print View

Secor has a book on climbing Mexico's volcanoes

http://www.amazon.com/Mexicos-Volcanoes-R-J-Secor/dp/0898867983/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1355337397&sr=8-4&keywords=R.+J.+Secor

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
other routes on 01/12/2013 20:50:07 MST Print View

dang, wish I'd seen this earlier! I did a variation from the standard route years ago, and we incorporated much more of the ridge, and lots of mixed terrain... anyway, hope your time was sucessful

Will Govus
(willgovus) - F
orizaba on 02/08/2013 16:53:59 MST Print View

It was quite successful, here's a video: http://vimeo.com/57462247

Secors book was useless.

Luc Mehl was apparently there around the same time and did it way better than us: http://thingstolucat.com/orizaba-traverse/

YAMABUSHI !
(THUNDERHORSE) - F
re: on 02/11/2013 21:09:44 MST Print View

mv

good ski mountaineering beta (and UL too!):

http://pullharder.org/2012/03/20/real-mexican-vacation-%E2%80%93-pico-de-orizaba-mexico/