Climbing

Rio is the biggest urban climbing centre in the world, with more than 500 routes for all levels, styles and tastes. Follows down descriptions, access maps, topos and information of the most popular climbing spots and options.

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	Tijuca National Park

The biggest urban forest in the world impresses also by its rocks. Granite Mountains rising from the rain forest offering all kinds of climbing.

CE2000 (Sport)

This cliff that has been developing sports climbing in Brazil since the year of 2000, is located in the middle of the rain forest next to a beautiful system of caves. It overhanging prolife demands much power and endurance from the climber. The grade of its routes goes from 6th to 10th (US from 5.10 to 5.14, FRA from 6a to 8b+) at Brazilian grade system.

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    Climbing at CE 2000

Pico da Tijuca – P3 (long)

Tijuca peak is the highest mountain in the national park. It atmosphere and climate makes you feel like in the Sierra. Great reliable rock with holds of different size and shape and the view of the Atlantic rain forest surrounded by the huge metropolis makes the “P3”route one of the best climbing option in town.

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    Picture of the Mountain

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  • “P3” route – Pico da Tijuca

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    P3 Route – Pico da Tijuca

Corcovado

Corcovado Mountain with Christ the Redeemer statue located on its crest is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world and among local climbers one of Rio climbing wonders. With approximately 400m of steep granite above the Lagoon it’s literally breath taking. The routes on the south face are very tough, reaching 9th Brazilian grade (US 5.13, FRA 8a) at some pitches with traditional protection, demanding large experience, technique and endurance from the climbers. Contact us for more information.

  • Corcovado

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    South face of Corcovado

K2 (Long)

This is another classic route of Rio. Located at one of the most famous post cards in the world, its line follows trough a nice bolted crack graded at Brazilian 4+ (US 5.8/5.9, FRA 5b/5c). Despite the relatively accessible grade, this climb impresses by the height where you start at 550m above the city. The route finishes at the Christ the Redeemer statue which welcomes the climbers with open arms and free of charge.

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    Topo

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    K2 Route - Corcovado

Pedra da Gávea

The Gávea Rock is a huge monolith located on the shore of Rio which rises 845m above the sea level and differs for it mass and shape. The view from the summit is one of the most beautiful of the town and its coastline.

  • Pedra da Gávea

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    View from Pedra da Gávea

Passagem dos Olhos (Remote)

Very peculiar and stoning line which traverses the top of the Gávea Rock. This part of the mountain is none as the “Emperors head” due to its shape that seen from the distance reminds a face of a person. Although the graduation relatively easy (BRA 3+, US 5.6, FRA 4c), this route is only recommended to experienced climbers due to the horizontal climbing exposing both the guide and the participant to a fall.

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    Topo

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  • Passagem dos Olhos Route – Pedra da Gávea

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    Passagem dos Olhos Route – Pedra da Gávea