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!
FIRST-TIME TO BEGINNER
Climb Morro da Urca
The best place to discover outdoor rock climbing! Morro da Urca offers a variety of high-quality beginner-level routes in a stunning natural setting with unforgettable views
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
Climb 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
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
Rio de Janeiro offers hundreds of multi-pitch and sport climbing routes all within the city limits
Explore the exuberant trails of Rio de Janeiro
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
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!
Hike 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!
Rock climbing courses
Better skills, bigger adventures
We offer a comprehensive introductory course for new climbers and targeted instruction for experienced climbers with specific goals
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
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