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Areas in Brazil

Amazonas 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bahia 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Ceará 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Minas Gerais 1 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Paraná 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rio Grande do Norte 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rio de Janeiro 20 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 45
Santa Catarina 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
São Paulo 2 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 8
Elevation: 1,202 ft
GPS: -9.709, -53.086 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Monomaniac on Feb 1, 2010 with updates
Admins: Tony Yeary, Raiden

Description

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. The mostly tropical climate is home to the Amazon river (the largest in the world by water volume) and its namesake rainforest.

The country is home to a myriad of natural wonders, though it is not especially known for its climbing, with the possible exception of 007's infamous shoelace prusik in the movie Moonraker. Brazil lacks the high glaciated mountain ranges of the Western South American nations. However, there is plenty of rock, of varying quality. The notorious landscape immediately surrounding Rio de Janeiro hosts a number of long moderates to the summits of Corcovado and ?Pao de Acucar? (Sugar Loaf).

From tropical sport climbing near Rio de Janeiro beaches to long routes (20 pitches) in the backcountry, Brazil is underexplored by foreign climbers. There is also some good via ferrata to be had in Brazil.

Great info on routes can be found here:
http://www.companhiadaescalada.com.br/pt/livros-de-montanhismo-escalada/50-vias-classicas-no-brasil/

Getting There

Most travelers will want to fly, though I hear it is possible to drive.

Travel Information

  • A valid US passport is required for all trips to South America. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.
  • Visa Brazil requires a Visa that must be obtained in advance. The visa must also be used within 90 days of issuance or it is void. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here Not all parts of Brazil are considered "safe" by the standards of the typical tourist. The State Department provides detailed information & travel advisaries on the Country Specific Page for Brazil. Gather as much data as possible, and use your own judgement.
  • If you are traveling to Brazil from another Latin American country, you may be required to present proof of Yellow Fever inoculation. Visit the Brazilian Embassy site for details.

Immunizations are a key consideration for any travel to South America. Currently the CDC recommends the following immunizations for travel to Brazil:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Malaria (pills)

Visit the CDC website for specific, up-to-date information.

  • Language The official language in Brazil is Portugese.
  • Currency The unit of currency is the Reais. Current exchange rates can be found here

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brazil

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Coringa
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Chamine Stop
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Costao
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Luis Arnaud
Sport 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dedo do Deus (God's Finger) East Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
K2
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leste (East)
Trad 17 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pauliceia Baiana - Pai Inácio
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Via dos Italianos
Sport 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
As de Espadas
Sport 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Secundo Costa Neto
Trad, Sport 10 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Waldemar Guimaraes (Waldo)
Trad, Sport 10 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Lagartao
Trad, Sport 8 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Via do Totem
Trad, Sport 8 pitches
Coringa Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Chamine Stop Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Costao Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Luis Arnaud Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Morro da Babilonia 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 6 pitches
Dedo do Deus (God's Finger)… Rio de Janeiro > Serra dos Órgãos NP 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
K2 Rio de Janeiro > Corcovado 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Leste (East) Rio de Janeiro > Salinas / Três Pi… > Pico Maior 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 17 pitches
Pauliceia Baiana - Pai Inácio Bahia > Chapada Diamantina 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Via dos Italianos Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 9 pitches
As de Espadas Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 4 pitches
Secundo Costa Neto Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport 10 pitches
Waldemar Guimaraes (Waldo) Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport 10 pitches
Lagartao Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 8 pitches
Via do Totem Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 8 pitches
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Just to improve the information about climbing season. In Brazil, especially over the Southeast the "dry" season is from May to September. So it is over this period that the mountain activities are practiced with more frequency. Of course this is a tropical country, so don't ever expect a perfect forecast. Over south, west, north and northeast you will find totally different weather and dry season period. Sep 17, 2014
fwiw, the shoelace jugging scene is in "for your eyes only" not "moonraker" the scene was filmed in meteora, Greece. Jan 10, 2012
GMBurns  
Long shot, but looking to see if there are any partners in Curitiba. May 16, 2011

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