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Pico de Orizaba South Face Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Perla Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Length2.4 miElevation gain2782 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingViewsRockyScrambleOff trailNo shade
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Pico de Orizaba, también conocido como Citlaltépetl es un volcán, y la montaña más alta de México y la tercera más alta de América del Norte a 18,491 pies. Se encuentra entre los estados de Veracruz y Puebla. El volcán está actualmente inactivo pero no extinguido. La cara sur es la forma "más fácil" de subir a la cima. La cara norte es más técnica y con hielo es muy peligrosa muchas muertes cada año. Hay que tener ya algo de experiencia previa en alta montaña. Pero las vistas y la recompensa lo valen. Se necesita equipo técnico para llegar a la cumbre por esta ruta.

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Oksana Perminova
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Great!

its was so hard for me. but i waiting to coming up again!

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Jonathan Almanza
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Definitivamente no es fácil y hay que tener ya algo de experiencia previa en alta montaña. Pero las vistas y la recompensa lo valen. Se necesita equipo técnico para llegar a la cumbre por esta ruta.

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Jason Arden
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Climbed in Feb before the COVID-19 hit hard. Rented a car from MEX and stayed in Pueblo to get supplies before leaving at 1AM in the morning to Orizaba. I drove up as high as I could get to Refugio Fausto González Gomár which ended up not being very far as my little rental car got stuck in the sand in the dark. I walked up to the hut and slept for an hour before starting my climb up. I was not acclimatised as I had flown in only 12hrs before from sea level but I slowly made my way up sticking to rocks to avoid the scree. Trail is fairly easy to see but there were a few, I would keep left towards the rocks as I found it easier than the scree to the right. Keep heading to the pulpit and past the aircraft to the summit. On the way down the scree is easiest and I ski/slid all the way back in just 30-40min from the summit. I was prepared to use crampons but this was not necessary as there was almost no snow. I chose this route to avoid the dangers of the glaciers and would encourage anyone going solo to do the same as well as spending some time acclimatising. The views were amazing, the clouds were around 2000m so being up past 5000m was an incredible feeling almost like being outside an airplane!

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David Betts
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Completed this route from Valle del Encountura to the summit (around 9miles). Trail looks short, but it is very steep, mostly scree and uneven rock scrambling. Cramptons and ice axe are highly recommended for the final summit push. Great trail! Beautiful mountain.

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Sara Atlas
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one of the best hikes needed a good guide it was very snowy can be dangerous up there.

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pepe cernicchiaro
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Wilson Rivera
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Great hike! South side only!

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JUAN DUPUY
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Climbed both the north and the south face! Spend the night at the refuges. Need plenty of planning and at least a couole days. Summit attempts need to get started during the night.

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Wilson Rivera
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I visited "El Pico" several times. Great place to visit. Need good planning.

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yona kopolovich
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Nate Beam
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Manuel López
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Jorge Carrillo
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