From the abandoned(?) Mina Don Mario, the road climbs steeply on a difficult surface. Once above the mine however you reach a plateau, and the road climbs gently on this to the high point.
|Name of Pass||Paso Don Mario|
|Where||Between Don Mario Mine (11km) and the junction on the Huancayo/Acobambilla road (4km)|
|GPS Co-ords||12.450 S, 75.470 W|
|Amount climbed||450m (all on ripio) in 1h30 from Mina Don Mario|