Rio de Janeiro


During a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – on which we explicitly were seeking out adventure climbing – I spent hours online searching for beta and translating guidebook descriptions, piecing together everything I could to get us on the rock. Despite all my research, we were still in for some surprises; essentially, we got the adventure climbing we wanted. However, in order that future climbers visiting Rio don’t have to reinvent the wheel, here are some route descriptions I jotted down to share.

Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) – Via dos Italianos (5.9+)

Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) – K2 (5.9)