Punta Olimpica from the Black Tower   2202
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1 Pisco, 5752
2 N.26027
3 Chacraraju, 6113
4 Yanapaccha, 5361
5 Pucajirca, 6009
6 N.26891
7 Punta Union, 4760
8 Taulliraju, 5831
9 N.26284
10 Nevado Pucaraju, 5025
11 N.26108
12 Yayno, 4122, 24.5 km
13 Contrahierbas, 6035
14 Punta Olimpica, 4890
15 Nevado Copa N, 6114, 18 km
16 Olimpica tunnel, 4736
17 N.27578
18 Nevado Poroquingua, 5782
19 Quebrada Ulta
20 Nevado Chequiaraju, 5286
21 Quebrada Cancahua
22 Cordillera Negra
23 Nevado Huascaran Sur, 6746
24 Huascaran Norte, 6605, 10.5 km
25 Chopicalqui, 6356
26 Laguna Yanayacu
27 Huandoy Norte, 6395

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Location: Black Tower (4996 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Peru      Date: 13-08-2019
After climbing Punta Yanayacu, in spite of the rather late time, I decided to attack the black tower which is visible in N.26891. Namely, from the pass it hid the spectacular switchbacks leading to the Punta Olímpica, which I had cycled two days before, see N.27578. Meanwhile, I had descended into Conchucos as low as Acochaca (2800 m), crossed the unpaved Pupash pass at 4060, and finally descended again to the wonderful Yanama, 3400 m. Now I was once again on the main Andine watershed, at no more than 4 km from the previous crossing.
In my previous panorama from Punta Yanayacu you can read the story of the bicycle parking at the beginning of the Quebrada Ichic Ulta. 5 kms from Yanama.
The tower itself is less difficult than it may seem, actually with only one stretch of rock climbing which I would rate II, but not exposed.
The name "Black Tower" is of course invented for ease of reference.

Location: -9.095221 -77.524033

Comments

Thanks for the hint! :-)
2020/06/10 23:24 , Johannes Ha
Once more, as spectacular as original. Cheers, Martin
2020/06/14 21:09 , Martin Kraus

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