Photo by Christian Rodriguez
|Range/Region:||Central American Ranges|
|Range/Region:||Costa Rica - Panama Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Apr, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||San Isidro or San Jose|
|Convenient Center:||San Gerardo de Rivas|
Thanks to Ron Araya for adding this peak.
Cerro Chirripó is located in South Central Costa Rica, and is the country's highest peak. Also is the non-volcanic second highest point in Central America.
It climbs from approximately 2000m to 3820m in about 17km. You go through several Ecosystems, to finally arrive at subalpine. In night/early morning temperature's go down to below freezing. All glacier formed- considering it's a relatively new isthmus and it's tropical-it's pretty incredible. The climb is astonishing. Very end of Chirripó is a rock scramble no problem, but other peaks nearby you'll need technical rock experience - rope, gear, etc.
Thanks to Ron Araya for this description.