Abra near Conococha – 4,231m

Departamento de Ancash, Peru

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This is a short and easy climb from the pavement on the Conococha to Lima road. Descend 1000m to Carhuajara, then climb to Rajan. After Rajan is one of the most spectacular descents we’ve been fortunate enough to ride in the Andes. 2300m down to Cañon – simply incredible.

Name of Pass Abra bear Conococha
Where Between Conococha paving (4km) and Ticllos (20km)
GPS Co-ords 10.155 S, 77.269 W
Altitude 4,231m
Amount climbed 130m (all on ripio) from Conococha in 1 hour (it’s a much longer climb from Barranca on the coast, or from Huaraz up the Rio Santa valley)