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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

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Recommended routes

Most of the routes on Babilônia are quite similar - they are technical face climbs that average about 180 meters in extension over 4 to 6 pitches, with grading between 5.5/3 and 5.10d/6b that is generally higher in the final pitches. Some of our favourite routes are Reinaldo Behnken (5.6/3+, 185 meters), Roda Viva (5.10b/6a, 140 meters), IV Centenário (5.9/5, 175 meters) and Luiz Arnaud (5.8/4+, 180 meters)

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

Planning your climb

As a north-facing wall, Babilônia tends to be in direct sun during most of the day. As such, it is best to climb either early in the morning or in the late afternoon, especially during the summer months. Keep in mind that access is through the cable car employee area, which generally opens at 7:00am and allows entrance until 5pm. We must exit by 7pm in the winter months and 8pm in the summer months. Bring a piece of picture ID for mandatory registration

Getting to the base of the routes is a quick trail walk from the entrance. For all routes on Babilônia, the best way to descend is by rappel

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