The 1900m climb from Picoy to Punta Chucopampa is pretty brutal – it’s long, has many sections at over 10%, and if you cycle after there’s been recent rain, the surface at the top can be muddy. It’s on a nice remote route however, and the road is only used by the odd motorbike.
|Name of Pass||Punta Chucopampa|
|Where||Between Parquin (18km) and Vichaycocha to Cerro de Pasco road (10km)|
|GPS Co-ords||11.043 S, 76.662 W|
|Amount climbed||1,900m (all on ripio) in 5 hours from Picoy|