Departamento de Cusco, Peru
This is the highest point on the road from Chivay to Espinar (Yauri) via the Condoroma dam. The road between the Condoroma dam and Espinar is in pretty good condition and most of the climb is on a traffic free road. 3kms before (south of) the pass though you meet a junction with a larger road to Arequipa and from that point until Espinar there is truck traffic heading to and from the huge mine at Tintaya.
|Name of Pass||Abra Canchenita|
|Where||Between the Condoroma dam (25kms) and Espinar/Yauri (77kms)|
|GPS Co-ords||15.2792 S, 71.1594 W|
|Amount climbed||785m (all on ripio) from the Rio Colca by the Condoroma dam, in 4 hours|
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