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Home to some of the most classic and fun multi-pitch climbing in Rio. If you are a climber, there is no excuse to take the cable car to the top. There are routes for all ability levels, so choose wisely. Many of the bigger routes are bolt protected, but be prepared for run-outs and a very traditional feel. Bring long runners and a 60 meter rope. Some of the best routes on the Pao de Acucar are the Via das Italianos, Waldemar Guimaraes, the Totem, the Chiminea Stop, and Secundo Costa Neto.
There are five main areas on the Pao de Acucar: each of the four faces, and the Totem, which is part of the south face. As a point of reference, the west face is directly underneath the cable car route. To access the west and north face, you must hike over the shoulder between Pao de Acucar and Urca, on a well established trail that splits off of the main paved path which skirts the south side of the formation. To reach the south face, there are smaller climber trails established that break off of the same paved path. To reach the east face, you walk to the end of the paved trail and then cross 4th and 5th class terrain to get to the base of the climbs.
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Via das Italianos 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 9 pitches, 700'
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Costao 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b South America : Brazil : ... : Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf)
This is a long 4th class scramble up the east face of Pao de Acucar. There is a 100 foot section of vertical 5.7 about half way up the face. Although short and fairly straight forward, it is technical climbing and should not be taken as a 4th class scramble....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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