Rock climbing on CORCOVADO


Corcovado Overview

2 people: R$270/person
1 person: R$340

Location: Tijuca National Park
Duration: 4 hours total (route K2)
Climbing ability: Intermediate
Fitness demand: Moderate

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


Rock climbing routes on Corcovado

There are more than twenty climbing routes on Corcovado. Below you will find information about K2, the route we most often guide and most highly recommend

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

Rock climbers on route K2 on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



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

Key characteristics:
4º V BR | 5 FR | 5.9 US
140 meters (5 pitches)
30 minute approach
Return from summit by van

Multi-pitch experience
Outdoor climbing skills at or above the route's difficulty grade

One person: R$340
Two people: R$270 per person
Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:2
All reservations are private - your guide will be exclusive to you 

Planning your climb

Availability and booking

Rock climbing on Corcovado 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

Return to the starting point (Paineiras) by van

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 walking, hiking or running shoes. Flip-flops and casual sandals should be avoided

Bring R$10 in cash to have the option of descending to the foot of the mountain by a van

Where we meet

In front of the Visitor’s Center at Paineiras Corcovado



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