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Renowned for hosting the Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado is also a unique rock climbing experience. Its classic route, K2, starts with impressive verticality at an altitude of over 500 meters and continues for 150 more right to the base of the statue. K2 is not considered a difficult route (it is graded 5.9/5), however, its pitches vary in style - from lieback, to friction, to small holds, demanding versatility of the climber. These characteristics, coupled with its panoramic views, make K2 one of the most memorable climbs in the city

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Planning your climb

The best time to climb K2 is in the afternoon when the route is in the shade. Although there is frequently a pleasant wind on the mountain face, the sun can be quite intense in the mornings, especially in the summer months!

Approach to the route starts at the Paineiras Station and is an easy 20-minute walk to the base. The climb itself should take about 2 to 3 hours. Although the route is not very long (about 150 meters in total), it does not follow a straight line which increases its complexity. As such, we typically guide the route in short pitches. The route terminates at the summit of Corcovado, at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer statue!

After enjoying a well-deserved break at the summit, the return is by a van (free of charge) to our starting point at the Paineiras station

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