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Would this Ciocc be likely to survive a trip through the Pyrenees?

I'm taking a trip to France this summer and figured I'd pick up a used bike locally and do the Pyrenees. I've done the same thing with the French Alps (90's Colnago Decor) and the Italian Alps (early 2000's De Rosa) on prior summers, but never with a bike this old. The trip would be about 800km with 16km vertical climbing from Cerbere to Hendaye. This is a San Cristobal frame with Mavic rims and I think Victory(?) cranks. I don't know enough about classic bikes to identify the other parts. It's only got 5 sprockets on the freewheel (so I'm told, I can't count them in that pic), which strikes me as suboptimal for this much climbing. I suppose technically I could bring my own freewheel... FWIW I am 165 pounds and I'd be swapping out the pedals for clipless. Is this purest folly?

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