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Po de Acar - West Face

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BETA PHOTO: West face of the Pao de Acucar


This is the side of the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) that the cable car goes up over.

Shady in the mornings but could get hot in the summer after about 11 AM.

The Pao de Acucar is a granite/gneiss spire about 1000 feet high, visible from many parts of Rio.

Getting There 

From Botafogo/Flamengo just hug the shoreline and head past the Yacht Club into Urca.

From Lagoa/Jardim Botanico go past Humaita area and into Botafogo until you see Guanabara Bay, then right towards Urca.

From Barra/Sao Conrado/Ipanema/Copacabana hug the beaches until the end of Copacabana area called Leme and take a hard left at the Meridien hotel, past the tunnel and into Urca and hard right at the Yacht Club.

Once at the parking area for the cable car, head to the left end of the beach (Praia Vermelha). Go up the jogging trail about 150 yards and take a left up the hill and onto a jungle trail. At the top of the hill take a hard right towards the base of the west face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 220.7 miles from here

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