All Locations > International > South America > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro > Urca (Pao de Acuc… > Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf)
Avg: 3.2 from 9 votes
|Type:||Sport, 330 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Guiseppe Pellegrini, Paulo 'Bruxo' Ferreira, Denise Emmer|
|Page Views:||1,972 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Othmer on Apr 7, 2012|
|Admins:||Tony Yeary, Raiden|
DescriptionA great short moderate slab climb up the south face of Pao de Acucar. From the summit you can descend or continue up on Costao.
I would recommend bringing a 60 m rope. I brought a 57ish meter rope that was barely long enough for the first pitch.
The route is 2-3 pitches. It's all fairly straightforward 5.6 slab climbing, with a few short vertical moves.
The last two pitches can easily be combined as they are short, but many guiding groups break them up into two pitches since they are a bit tricky, and communication is difficult if done in one pitch.
The last belay is a body belay, or you can tie off a boulder.