Pedra da Gavea Overview

2 people: R$340/person
1 person: R$420

Location: Tijuca National Park
Duration: 6-8 hours total
Climbing ability: Intermediate
Fitness demand: Heavy

The world's largest coastal monolith, Pedra da Gavea 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 Gavea is very rewarding - an impressive plateau, it offers 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro and its spectacular landscape


Rock climbing routes on Pedra da Gavea

There are more than thirty climbing routes on Pedra da Gavea. Below you will find information about Passagem dos Olhos, the route we most often guide and most highly recommend

If you are interested in information about climbing a different Gavea route, don’t hesitate to reach out to us

If you have never climbed before, check out the Pedra da Gavea hiking trail - a demanding ascent that is nonetheless suitable for all experience levels and also features a short pitch of rock climbing. For additional climbing options for first-time climbers, see other rock climbing destinations in Rio de Janeiro

Rock climbers on route Passagem dos Olhos on Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



One of the most unique routes in Rio de Janeiro, Passagem dos Olhos is a route that is almost completely horizontal. It traverses around the mountain, drawing a line around a high and vertical point of the mountain face. Its horizontal and aerial nature makes the experience of climbing it more challenging than its grade would suggest!

Key characteristics:
3º IV BR | 4 FR | 5.7 US
150 meters (5 pitches)
90-minute approach
Return from the summit by trail

Multi-pitch experience
Outdoor climbing skills at or above the route's difficulty grade
Knowledge of techniques to ascend a fixed rope (to return to the route in case of a fall)

One person: R$420
Two people: R$340 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 Pedra da Gavea 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

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 (at least 1.5L per person) and sandwich/snacks for the full day

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 are not permitted

Where we meet

Praça Desembargador Araújo Jorge in the neighbourhood of Barra da Tijuca



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