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.
Depending on where you are climbing there are a few different approaches. Get the guide.
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K2 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 South America : Brazil : ... : Corcovado
K2 is one of the most classic routes in Rio de Janeiro, and probably the most classic in Corcovado.Although not technically difficult, the route starts at 1800 feet above sea level and some sections are quite exposed. The initial dihedral is pretty technical with little room for finger locking, followed by a delicate traverse to the left on slab. The next pitch is pretty delicate as well and exposed, protect it if you must with small cams.Third pitch starts at another irregular dihedral with no ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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