Rock climbing on MORRO DA BABILÔNIA

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Overview

Located close to the Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca, Morro da Babilônia is a popular training destination for local climbers. It offers more than 30 multi-pitch routes of beginner to intermediate level, extending up to 200 meters. In addition, Babilônia offers a super short approach - you can get from a car to the base of your route in a matter of a few minutes. Babilônia is a fantastic option for those that are new to rock climbing in Rio de Janeiro, as it is a quick way to get familiar with the rock characteristics and climbing style predominant in Rio. Climbers on Babilônia are rewarded with beautiful views of the Sugarloaf, Praia Vermelha and the Botafogo marinas

See below for more information about planning your climb on Babilônia. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a guide

Planning your climb

There are more than 30 different routes at Babilônia and below are a few of our favourite ones. Your guide will select the best route for you on the day of your climb. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. For climbing options beyond Babilônia, see other rock climbing destinations in Rio de Janeiro

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MORRO DA BABILÔNIA

Most of the routes on Babilônia are technical face climbs of 4 to 6 pitches, with grading that is generally higher in the final pitches of a route. Some of our favourite ones are Reinaldo Behnken (3º IIIsup BR | 3+ FR | 5.6 US, 185 meters), Roda Viva (4º VI BR | 6a FR | 5.10b US, 140 meters), IV Centenário (4º V BR | 5 FR | 5.9 US, 175 meters) and Luiz Arnaud (4º IVsup BR | 4+ FR | 5.8 US, 180 meters)

There are also several routes that differ from this standard - a great example is the Diedro Pégaso (4º IVsup | 4+ FR | 5.8 US, 85 meters), a dihedral that is frequented by those training for K2, the classic route on Corcovado that also features a dihedral

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience or willingness to learn

Logistics:
Morning or afternoon start at Praia Vermelha, Urca
2 to 3 hours to climb
Return by rappel

Book your rock climbing experience

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Interested in expanding your skills to take on bigger adventures? Check out our extensive range of outdoor rock climbing courses in Rio de Janeiro

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