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Address: Aguas Calientes, Peru
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Amazing Hike but a Little Dangerous

We went up the mountain thinking it was going to be a straight forward hike. My friend even went up with Birkenstocks. At the first test you see a 100ft+ cliff ace that used to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up the mountain thinking it was going to be a straight forward hike. My friend even went up with Birkenstocks. At the first test you see a 100ft+ cliff ace that used to have a rope ladder with a steel cable guide. The ladder is gone and the steel cable is broken. Over all the hike was pretty... More 

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Cuzco, Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you have extra time around Aguas Calientes, you should visit Putucusi Mountain, the view from the top is amazing, but the climb is very challenging, not for vertigo people!.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This track is not open to the public and is in huge disrepair. As stated by another user you will need equipment to do this track. Its rather sad as it looks like it would have been quiet lovely.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We climbed up the first 50m but the ladders are broken and a lot are missing and there are only a few cables which arent trustful. Few parts are without anything.. We think it is very dangerous without own ropes and without climbing experience even in the dry season right now, so we decided to go back down and let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Peru for our 2 year anniversary. After months of research I decided that I wanted to try Putucusi. Now, I am not very athletic, but I was determined to get to the top! The hike starts with finding the entrance to the trail, which is down the railroad track and off to the right.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We climbed up this in mid-March 2016. The rope and ladder are gone, so you have to free climb the first 70-100 feet or so. About 70 feet up there is a pretty tough 5.7/5.8 move that you really shouldn't try unless you are comfortable with the consequence of a miss (which is likely death). Be careful folks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I marked it 4 because, sure that it s great :), but actually I havent been there. I've tried this morning but there is no route. Not even problem with first ladder like in the all reviews, there is no two first ladders are all and third has just few steps. More over the is no rope. Wall is not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We tried to reach the top of Putucusi in February 2016 by ourselves. The rope at the bottom is now removed so going the traditional route with ladders is almost impossible now. Especially in rainy season when there is water and moss on the rock face. We also tried to go up an alternative route through the forest but turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

After our private hike up to Machu Picchu, the wonderful people at the Supertramp Hostel informed that they knew a local guy who would take us up to Putucusi for a very reasonable rate. Seeing as how we didn't get to do the Inca trail, we figured we may as well take advantage of this. The guide who took us... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for things to do around aguas caliente, then we found this mountain on tripadvisor so we decided to climb. Me and my boyfriend went at the end of May, and first part (about 50 feet) had absolutely no ladder. Just wire rope was hanging. First 10 ft it was easy due to cracks where you can place... More 

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