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Barrinha Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Matt Othmer on Apr 12, 2012
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Barrinha is one of the best, and more accessible sport climbing crags in Rio. It is slightly overhanging granite with routes generally in the range of 20- 35 meters. Barrinha is home to some of the harder test pieces in Rio, and although it doesn’t have too much climbing at the 5.11 and under range, there are a few routes of the grade.

Bring about 14 draws and runners, and possibly some trad gear if you are planning to do some of the mixed routes.

Getting There 

The crag sits at the base of Pedra da Gavea (where the hang gliders launch towards Ipanema) and is accessible by bus, although not as easily as the Urca. The guidebook Floresta da Tijuca by Flavio Daflon and Delson de Queiroz is excellent and has both maps and route beta. If you are taking a bus from the Center, you will have to get off at the first stop outside of the tunnel that goes underneath Pedra da Gavea (on the western side of the tunnel). From there it is about a 15 minute walk to the entrance of the Tijuca National Park, and another 30 minutes uphill from there to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Brazil area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Barrinha

File com Certeza 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  South America : Brazil : ... : Barrinha
This is probably one of the best climbs at the crag. It is hard, but long and full of really fun climbing with some good rests. The route is actually the combination of two adjacent routes Crux com Certeza and Filezao, both of which are harder....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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