The world's largest costal monolith, Pedra da Gávea stands over 800 meters above the sea level and is known for having some of the most beautiful and challenging hiking trails in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is also a rock climbing destination with many multi-pitch routes, some reaching up to 450 meters in extension. Whether hiking or rock climbing, reaching the summit of Pedra da Gávea is very rewarding - an impressive plateau, it offers 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro and its spectacular landscape

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

Planning your climb

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



Passagem dos Olhos

One of the most unique routes in all of Rio de Janeiro, Passagem dos Olhos traverses across a high and vertical section of the mountain face. Its horizontal and aerial nature make the experience of climbing it more challenging than its grade would suggest!

3º IV BR | 4 FR | 5.7 US
150 meters

Multi-pitch experience
Ability to climb the route difficulty grade
Knowledge of techniques to ascend a fixed rope (to return to the route in case of a fall)

Morning start at the entrance to the Parque Nacional da Tijuca
90-minute approach trail
2 to 3 hours to summit
Return from summit by trail

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