This is the side of the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) that the cable car goes up over.
From Botafogo/Flamengo just hug the shoreline and head past the Yacht Club into Urca.
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Cavalo Louco 5.10c/d Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 900 feet
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Cavalo Louco 5.10c/d International : South America : ... : Pão de Açúcar - West Face
6 pitches. 1st pitch has a short crack at the beginning, then diagonal right to the belay just up and left from the Italianos belay.Then pitches 2-5 trend left with some face climbing and VERY delicate slabby traverses. All these pitches are bolted but with some fairly long runouts between bolts by modern standards. Take long slings to keep down rope drag even on the bolted pitches. You could probably place some smaller pieces to ease the runouts on a few sections.At the top of pitch 5 on big le...[more] Browse More Classics in International