Your best partner in the mountains


Rio Mountain Sports

Rio Mountain Sports is a guide-owned and operated company based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our city’s spectacular landscape, sunny warm climate and hundreds of easily-accessible rock climbing routes make it one of the world’s best urban rock climbing destinations! We are passionate about climbing here and love to share that passion with you, our guest

Through our rock climbing courses and guided experiences, we will show you the best of the mountains in Rio. Whether teaching or guiding, we aim to create unforgettable moments and inspire you to pursue further adventures

Rock climbing on Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Route: Passagem dos Olhos

Come climb with us


Our focus is on you

Our clients come from around the world with different objectives and expectations. Our deep local knowledge and flexible approach enable us to deliver a truly personalized and unique experience to each of our guests. We understand the importance of your climbing experience and strive to provide you with an unforgettable day

Safety is our #1 priority

Rock climbing is a great adventure, but it isn't without risk. We are diligent about following best-practices to reduce the inherent risks of climbing to an absolute minimum. We are also always prepared with a contingency plan. Changing conditions mid-route? Route tougher than expected? Whatever the circumstance, we have the training and experience to handle it

We love what we do

We are passionate about climbing and we love sharing this with others! We find it very gratifying to introduce a new person to the sport or an experienced climber to the incredible routes of Rio de Janeiro. When not working with our students and clients, you will find us climbing locally or internationally, honing our craft!

Ivanir Chamberlain climbing Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Route: Italianos com Secundo

Meet our founder

Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Ivanir Chamberlain started rock climbing in 1993, with Morro do Anhangava and Pico do Marumbi serving as the first learning grounds. Eager for further challenges, he spent the next several years travelling and climbing in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Europe

After several trips to Rio de Janeiro, Ivanir moved to the city in the year 2000. Beyond pursuing his own climbing objectives, he began guiding and teaching, eventually establishing Rio Mountain Sports

Ivanir is now based in Urca, the city’s most traditional and extensive rock climbing destination. He continues to divide his time between Rio Mountain Sports and personal climbing projects, with special focus on long routes in committing, beautiful places

Keep up with Ivanir and his adventures @ivanir_chamberlain

Get in touch

Would you like more information about Rio Mountain Sports, our guided experiences or our courses? Reach out - we look forward to hearing from you!