Corcovado is home to the famous Christ statue in the center of Rio de Janeiro. Its huge south face is almost 1500 feet tall and is home to some of the hardest and most committing routes in Rio. Because of its size, commitment, and difficult approach, Corcovado generally sees less traffic than some of the more accessible areas in Rio, but the climbing is just as good here as anywhere.
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Browse More Classics in Corcovado
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Corcovado:
Oitavo Passagero 5.12 A0 Trad, Sport, Aid, 11 pitches, 1200 feet, Grade IV
Atalho do Diablo 5.13 Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
Featured Route For Corcovado
This is one of the main free climbing test pieces in Rio. It is a classic old climb that was established on aid, but has since been climbed free. The route is notorious and committing even on pitches that are bolted....[more] Browse More Classics in International