Urca (Pao de Acucar area) Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Urca National Park is the climbing center of Rio de Janeiro. It contains the Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf), the Urca, Babilonia, and many smaller faces and boulders. Here you can find 1000 foot multi pitch trad lines of all grades as well as smaller routes, boulders, and sport crags. Most of the climbing is techy face climbing, but there are also huge chimneys, splitter cracks, and hard overhanging sport climbs.
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.
From the top of Pao de Acucar, you can take the cable car down free of charge to the first station. From there you have to walk down a trail to get back to the parking lot.
Getting ThereThere are three or four bus lines that go into the Urca area from various parts of the city. They will say Urca on the front of the bus. It is best to ask around to get the specific bus number in your area as these things have a tendency to change over time.
Taxis, of course, work too.
Classic Climbing Routes at Urca (Pao de Acucar area)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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