„One of the most beautiful routes we have opened in our career.“ This is the description of the route „Cabeza Clava“, the recent ascent of the Spanish brothers Pou and Manu Ponce on the south side of Huanka Punta. And they have certainly opened up a lot of new routes in their lives. The route is located at a 4670 meter high summit in the southeast of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca. Only twenty days after their first ascent of the north face of nearby Cerro Tornillo, the Spaniards have now climbed the adjacent nearly 500-meter-high slab of magnificent limestone. The difficulties remain moderate with up to 6c +. The trio needed two days for the first ascent. On the first day they set up the first 4 pitches. During the bitterly cold second day, they then opened up the rest. The summit is over 4500 m and the wall faces south. Being in the southern hemisphere, it is in shadow all day long.

Iker explained „It was like being in the fridge for ten hours. The cold, between 0°C and -5°C, froze our fingers and toes and it was very hard to progress under these conditions. Only thanks to our bomb-proof motivation did we get to the summit! Most of the 9 pitches were protected with trad gear and only on three of them were we forced to place a few bolts. All the climbing runs up fantastic limestone, such good quality that the ascent of these perfect “organs” is one of the most beautiful we have ever done. We believe this is the first time we have opened a route of such quality and beauty in mountains. We are happy.“