Rock climbing on Morro da Babilonia

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Babilonia Overview

2 people: R$190/person
1 person: R$240

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 3-4 hours
Climbing ability: First-time to intermediate
Fitness demand: Low

Located close to the Sugarloaf Mountain and Morro da Urca, Morro da Babilonia is a popular training destination for local climbers. It offers more than 30 multi-pitch routes of beginner to intermediate level, some extending over 150 meters. In addition, Babilonia features a super short approach - you can get from a car to the base of your route in a matter of a few minutes. Babilonia 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

 
Rock climbing on Morro da Babilonia in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Planning your climb on Babilonia

There are more than 30 different routes on Babilonia, from beginner to intermediate levels, some of which are appropriate for first-time climbers. If it’s your first time climbing, your guide will teach you everything you will need to know for your climb

Most of the routes are technical face climbs of 3 to 5 pitches, with grading that is generally higher in the final pitches of a route. There are also several routes that differ from this standard - a great example is Diedro Pegaso, a dihedral that is frequented by those training for K2, the classic route on Corcovado

You don’t need to worry about selecting a route at the time of booking. Your guide will help you decide on the day of your climb based on your interests and your experience

All of the routes are accessed via a short trail that starts behind the cable car entrance building

Key characteristics:
Grading up to VIsup BR | 6b FR | 5.10d US
100-150 meters (3 to 5 pitches)
5-10 minute approach
Descent by rappel

Prerequisites:
None - first-time climbers welcome

Price
One person: R$240
Two people: R$190 per person
Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:2
All reservations are private - your guide will be exclusive to you


Availability and booking

Rock climbing on Babilonia can be booked any day of the week, subject to our guide availability. Please use our booking system to check our availability

Start times shown in the booking system are carefully chosen to optimize the climbing experience (e.g., climb when the route is in the shade or the temperatures are at their lowest). If you would like to start your climb at a time that is different from what is offered in the booking system, please contact us to discuss the possibility


What is included

Certified rock climbing guide

Collective rock climbing equipment: rope, quickdraws and anchor building equipment


What you should bring

A piece of personal ID (required to enter the climbing area)

Your individual rock climbing equipment: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay/rappel device and accessories. You can borrow from us if you don’t have your own set or are missing an item. Please indicate any equipment needs in the booking form

Water (1.5L per person) and snacks

Sunscreen and bug repellent

Backpack to carry your belongings and keep your hands and arms free. Handbags and shoulder bags are not permitted

Wear outdoor shoes with good traction on rock. Flip-flops and casual sandals should be avoided


Where we meet

Angel Statue in the center of the Praça General Tibúrcio in the neighbourhood of Urca

 

 

Keep these in mind

Participant responsibilities

You are an equal partner in the safety and success of your climbing experience. Ensure that you read and understand your responsibilities as a participant

Assumption of risk

It is impossible to eliminate all risks associated with climbing. Our goal is to minimize your risk, but ultimately you must assume full responsibility for your participation. Ensure that you read and understand our assumption of risk terms

Cancellation and rescheduling policy

Read our cancellation and rescheduling policy to understand what happens if you need to change your plans or if the conditions on the reserved day are not suitable for your chosen activity

 

Secure online booking

Booking is easy. Our availability is reflected live in the system. Making your booking will secure your date and you can contact us at any time to ask questions, discuss options and finalize details!

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