|Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf)
This is the most famous route on the Pao de Acucar. It is on the west face of the formation and climbs up directly underneath the cable car. It is mostly easy but technical face and slab climbing in a beautiful setting. Second half of the first pitch can be tricky for someone not so used to face climbs.
From the paved trail along the base of Pao de Acucar, take an obvious trail to the shoulder between the Urca and the Pao de Acucar, then head directly to the face of Pao de Acucar.
14 draws, including several 24 inch runners.
Climbing up to the first anchor station.
Start of 1st pitch.
More of the view.
Looking down. Always a nice rest spot on this rout...
Resting at the anchor.
Up up up!
View from 2nd anchor.
2nd anchor. Opposite view.
Me climbing from above. Special thanks to Auré Lie...