This is the most famous route on the Pao de Acucar. It is on the west face of the formation and climbs up directly underneath the cable car. It is mostly easy but technical face and slab climbing in a beautiful setting. Second half of the first pitch can be tricky for someone not so used to face climbs.
From the paved trail along the base of Pao de Acucar, take an obvious trail to the shoulder between the Urca and the Pao de Acucar, then head directly to the face of Pao de Acucar.
14 draws, including several 24 inch runners.
Pao de Acucar from Corvocado
Looking down. Always a nice rest spot on this rout...
Climbing up to the first anchor station.
Me climbing from above. Special thanks to Auré Li...
2nd anchor. Opposite view.
By Don Morris
From: Denver, CO
Jun 30, 2015
Correct spelling of route is Via dos Italianos
By Michael Arriola
Aug 1, 2015
Hey @Dan. Curious as to how much harder this is than K2? Also wondering about runouts on this pitch.
Pretty used to climbing slab here in CO