Climbing Basics Refresher


Course description

Price: R$340/person

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: One day (6 hours)
Climbing ability: Experienced
Fitness demand: Moderate

Climbing Basics Refresher is a condensed and more customized version of our Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 1 and Module 2 courses. The course consists of both single-pitch top-rope and multi—pitch practice where you will have the opportunity to review all the basic concepts and deep-dive on the topics you feel most unsure about


Course details

Climbing Basics Refresher is an intensive review of fundamental rock climbing techniques and procedures. It is ideal for:

  • climbers who have acquired climbing experience in a casual manner (that is, without taking a comprehensive course) and want to ensure they know best practices

  • climbers that have not climbed in a while and want to safely return to the sport 

  • long-time climbers looking to update their skills and learn the most current, safe and efficient procedures

Course content
Review of essential climbing skills, procedures and knots
Deep-dive on select area(s) according to student interest
Safety and hazard management
Basic self-rescue
Sport ethics

Where you will climb
Two locations within Urca, including:
Sugarloaf Mountain

Prior multi-pitch experience is required. This course is not intended for first-time or beginner climbers
All fitness levels are welcome

One day, approximately 6 hours

R$340 per person
Maximum instructor to participant ratio is 1:2

Availability and booking

Climbing Basics Refresher 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 course 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 instructor

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

Return from Sugarloaf to Morro da Urca by cable car (from Morro da Urca we descend by trail)

What you should bring

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. Hand bags 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. Course 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!