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Description

Rio is hands down the WORLDS BEST URBAN CLIMBING DESTINATION. The city itself hosts thousands of excellent routes covering a huge range of sizes, styles, and difficulties. Nowhere else can you climb a 2000 foot granite big wall overlooking a bustling city of over 10 million people. Whether you are passing through for a couple of days, or planning to make Rio your home, there is tons of climbing to choose from all year around.
Urca covers all of the formations and boulders in the Urca National Park.
Floresta da Tijuca covers the Corcovado, Pico da Gavea, and several other formations and sport climbing areas in that lie in the Tijuca National Forest.
Ancoraue Tours (www.ancoraue.com). It is run by friendly local climbers who love showing people all that Rio has to offer, and speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Getting There

The city of Rio de Janeiro has a large international airport (Galeão, GIG) with direct flights from various countries, as well as a domestic airport (Santos Dumont, SDU). If you're coming from São Paulo, it can be either an hour flight or a 7 hour bus ride. Some areas, such as Itatiaia, are nearly midway between the cities of São Paulo and Rio.In the city of Rio it is possible to access a lot of the rock climbing by public bus, but with the exception of the Urca, it is not easy. Until you get very comfortable with the city, the language, and the climbing areas themselves, it is best to gain access by car or taxi.As far as entering the country, visas are often required, and MUST BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rio de Janeiro

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Coringa
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 6
Chamine Stop
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Costao
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Luis Arnaud
Sport 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Dedo do Deus (God's Finger) East…
Trad 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 16
K2
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c C0
 3
Agulha do Diabo
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Face Leste (East Face)
Trad 17 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Via dos Italianos
Sport 9 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Cavalo Louco
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
As de Espadas
Sport 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Secundo Costa Neto
Trad, Sport 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Coringa Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Chamine Stop Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Costao Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Luis Arnaud Urca (Pao de Ac… > Morro da Babilonia
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 6 pitches
Dedo do Deus (God's Finger)… Serra dos Órgãos NP
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
K2 Corcovado
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Agulha do Diabo Serra dos Órgãos NP
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c C0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Face Leste (East Face) Salinas / Três… > Pico Maior
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 17 pitches
Via dos Italianos Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 35
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 9 pitches
Cavalo Louco Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 6
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
As de Espadas Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 4 pitches
Secundo Costa Neto Urca (Pao de Ac… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarl…
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport 10 pitches
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