BETA PHOTO: The Sugar Loaf from Praia Vermelha....the Totem is...
The prominent pillar on the south face of Pão de Açúcar (the Sugar Loaf). Contains the route of the first ascent, the Gallotti Chimney and several of the most difficult, steep and spectacular routes on the mountain, such as Lagartao, As Lacas Tambem Amam, Paso do Espaco and Revolta dos Gravatas.
There is a Cable Car that arrives at the summit of the Pão de Açúcar and climbers may descend to the mid station and walk down from there using this cable car free of charge!! After 7pm the ride to the bottom is free as well.
Walk up through the forest and then along the base of the wall from Praia Vermelha.
"Guia da Urca" has the details and topos for this route and many others and is available on-line or in Rio.Revolta is typically approached via As Lacas, making for an 8-10 pitch route but there are other options.Revolta is a stunning and very steep, sustained flaring thin hands and finger crack that contains few rests. The crux is right at the end, and is unprotectable for 2-3 meters until the chains and the last couple bits of gear may be suspect. The position is spectacular and the climbing en...[more]Browse More Classics in International
cable car ride back down sugarloaf still free as of summer 2010. after 7pm you can ride all the way down to the parking lot. before 7pm you have to get off at the morro da urca and hike the rest of the way.
here's a perfect day: climb a route on the sugarloaf, have a cocktail or beer and some food on top while you check the sunset, ride the cable car back down! Issa!!