Route: Rucu Pichincha (Ecuador)

Submitted by TylerCAndrews on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 02:16pm
9.5 km
Vertical Gain
1,550 m

This is THE classic climb in Quito, Ecuador and is a route where all of Ecuador's best trail/mountain runners have trained and put up times (as well as many foreigners).

Note that there are many routes up Rucu, but this is the most competitive. The other route-variation considered for FKT purposes will be the Polichaski ascent, starting from the sidewalk at Bosque Miraflores.

This route starts from the entryway to the Teleferiqo ticket-office and finishes at the summit