DISCOVER ROCK CLIMBING
in Rio de Janeiro

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Our rock climbing experiences

Experience the world’s #1 urban rock climbing destination. For beginners, world-elite and everyone in between, Rio de Janeiro offers iconic peaks, breathtaking scenery and unmatched route variety and accessibility

We are expert climbing guides in Rio and the surrounding mountain regions. Join us for an unforgettable climb!

 
Climb Sugarloaf Mountain

Climb Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Among Sugarloaf's routes are some of the best-known and most historic climbs of all of Brazil. Climbing to Sugarloaf’s summit is the classic Rio de Janeiro climbing experience

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Climb to Christ the Redeemer

Climb to Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Home to the Christ the Redeemer statue, the Corcovado Mountain features many rock climbing routes, including the ultra-classic K2 which terminates at the base of the statue

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Climb Pedra da Gavea

Climb Pedra da Gavea

Pedra da Gavea

An 800-meter coastal peak, Pedra da Gavea rewards rock climbers with its lush rainforest setting and the most spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro and its beaches

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Rio de Janeiro offers hundreds of multi-pitch and sport climbing routes all within the city limits

 
 

Our hiking experiences

We specialize in guiding hikes with technical terrain, where the use of rock climbing technique and equipment is required for safe passage. Prior rock climbing or hiking experience is not required!

 
Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Skip the cable car and discover the trail that was established the very first time that Sugarloaf was summited! Going up the ocean-facing east side of the mountain, the trail offers sweeping views that are a unique privilege of those that hike!

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Hike Pedra da Gavea

Hike Pedra da Gavea

Pedra da Gavea

A steep ascent with many natural obstacles, the trail to the top of Gavea is a challenging and adventurous undertaking. Its Atlantic Forest setting, along with its spectacular views, reward the efforts and guarantee an unforgettable experience!

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Our courses

 

Better skills, bigger adventures

We offer a comprehensive introductory course for new climbers and targeted instruction for experienced climbers with specific goals

 
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Rio Mountain Sports rock climbing instructor in front of Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 

Your best partner in the mountains

Rock climbing is a great adventure, but it isn't without risk. That is why you want to climb with experienced, local guides that know the area and are certified by AGUIPERJ (the state association of professional rock climbing guides and instructors). Rio Mountain Sports is the only school and guide service that strictly hires only AGUIPERJ-certified professionals

 
 

Find your inspiration

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