|Rio de Janeiro-Urca
From sea shore to the "serra", Rio de Janeiro State offers all kinds of climbing routes. There is a bit of everything in Urca, from 5.3 to 5.13+; and lot's of bouldering. Climb Sugarloaf, have a beer on top and take the tram down.
Very easy to find from Copacabana and Rio.Most routes have very short trail approaches
3 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Rio de Janeiro-Urca
Cavalo Louco 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b 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
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|Comments on Rio de Janeiro-Urca
|By John Yaworsky|
Jul 23, 2007
The climbing is amazing. Dos Italianos to Segundo on Sugrloaf is THE classic multi pitch 5.10
|By David Trippett|
From: Squamish, BC
Nov 28, 2007
There is a Cable Car that arrives at the summit of the Pão de Açúcar and climbers may descend to the mid station using this cable car free of charge!! After 7pm the ride to the bottom is free as well.
|By Kyle Wills|
From: San Diego CA
Apr 2, 2010
The ride down is no longer free of charge. We climbed up and were definitely forced to buy a ticket to descend on the cable car
|By Step hen|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 5, 2010
Anyone have beta on Corcovado?
From: Tucson, Az
Jan 3, 2013
For climbers, the ride down to the intermediate station (Morro da Urca) is still free. From there, it's a short 10-15 minute hike back to the parking lot.