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Puscanturpa, Barne Sua

Puscanturpa, Barne Sua. From June 27 to 29, Spanish (Basque) climbers Mikel Bonilla and Aitor AbendaƱo climbed the north face of Puscanturpa via a variation to the 2000 French route, Macanacota (AAJ 2001, p. 284). They began up a diagonal crack with a succession of unstable blocks. (A carabiner is visible 10m from the base.) The next pitches ascend grooved rock and cracks to a big ledge. Pitches 5-10 increase in difficulty, through dihedrals, overhangs, and chimneys, before a 10m traverse joins the route to Macanacota, which it takes to the summit. The team left bolts and pitons on their variation. They descended Macanacota by rappel. Barne Sua (750m, 7a+).