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Irmão Maior Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,748'
Location: -22.91033, -43.26415 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Christian Storms on Jul 13, 2014
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There are 2 mountains in one massif : Irmão Maior ( 533m ) and Irmão Menor ( 421m ).
Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Mountain) is one of the most beautiful symbols of Rio de Janeiro. The mountain rises inside the South Zone, between Leblon and São Conrado beaches. The best place to see the majestic form of this mountain is from Ipanema, but Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas offer an impressive view of the mountain too. Close to beaches, buildings, shopping centers and streets, this mountain is surrounded by two poor communities called “favelas”. Vidigal and Rocinha surround the mountain by North, West and South sides, ruining the image.

Getting There 

Go as far as you can by motor bike and hike in.
A few years ago, the mountain which rises directly out of one of the largest favela in Brasil - the 200,000-strong Rocinha favela - was considered simply too dangerous.
Then a wonderful thing happened. Centro de Escalada Urbana, the climbing initiative to help children living in the favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil started.
See this for more:

Climbing Season

For the Brazil area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the traverse.

Baden Powell Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c South America : Brazil : ... : Irmão Maior
I don't know where the name comes from but Baden Powell de Aquino (August 6, 1937 – September 26, 2000) usually known simply as Baden Powell, was one of the most prominent and celebrated Brazilian guitarists of his time.What is good is hiking through a place where drug dealers used to seek refuge. My guide said he was stopped once but the gang figured out they were dirtbag climbers with nothing to offer.Brazilian granite is super sticky, very nice. Watching black vultures constantly circle wait...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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