Rock climbing on CORCOVADO

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Overview

The Corcovado mountain is best known for being home to the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the most recognizable cultural icons of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. A 710-meter granite peak, it is also home to many unique rock climbing routes, some that terminate at the base of the statue! Corcovado’s vertical south wall is amongst the most impressive in Rio de Janeiro. It features highly difficult and technical climbs, as well as several chimney and aid routes. One of the most classic routes of Rio de Janeiro, the route K2, is also found on this side

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

Planning your climb

There are more than twenty climbing routes on Corcovado! Below you will find information about K2, our favourite one. If you are interested in information about climbing a different Corcovado route, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. For climbing options beyond Corcovado, see other rock climbing destinations in Rio de Janeiro

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K2

Corcovado’s most classic route starts with impressive verticality at an altitude of over 500 meters and leads right to the base of the Christ statue. Each pitch is different, demanding a variety of technique - from layback crack climbing to edging and smearing on slab. An incredibly fun route, it is further made special by its panoramic views of the city

4º V BR | 5 FR | 5.9 US
140 meters

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience
Ability to climb the route difficulty grade

Logistics:
Afternoon start at the Paineiras Station
3 to 4 hours to summit
Return to Paineiras by van

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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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