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New Big Peru Rock Climbs by Pou Bros, Ponce and Galan

The strong sibling team of Iker and Eneko Pou recently teamed up with Manu Ponce and Pedro Galan for three big climbs in Peru.

In Amazonia, they climbed the new 185-metre Yaku Mama 7a+(5.12) up a line parallel Gocta Falls.

In Quebrada Rurec of Cordillera Blanca, they established the new Zerain, an 860-metre 5.13/some aid, which took four days.

Also in the valley of Quebrada Rurec, they made the first free ascent of a 2006 route called Qui Io Vado Ancora at around 5.13. Read about the first ascent here.

According to their website, the Pou brothers have completed 42,662 in 59 countries and climbed over 1.2 million metres.

An example of one of their stellar seasons, in a few months in 2013, they climbed Ferrari IV 95º 1000m on Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argenina, made the first free ascent of Kolpez Kolpe 5.13 170m in Sierra de la Tramuntana, Majorca, and the first free ascent of Tarrago 5.13 240m in Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain.