Introductory lesson for new climbers


Lesson description

Price: R$150/person

Location: Morro da Babilonia, Urca
Duration: 3-4 hours total
Climbing ability: First-time
Fitness demand: Low

Our Introductory Lesson for New Climbers is an introduction to the fundamentals of rock climbing and a perfect first climbing experience for anyone that is curious about the sport!

You will climb outdoors up to 30 meters on a top-rope protected route and gain an understanding of the equipment and basic safety systems used in climbing. Our expert instructors will make sure that you feel confident throughout the lesson. They will patiently explain all concepts, answer your questions and give you lots of tips and coaching as you climb!

The lesson is 100% practical - you will learn all concepts on the rock and immediately have the opportunity to practice them


Lesson details

Experience rock climbing in the gorgeous Rio de Janeiro setting with professional instruction from our certified AGUIPERJ instructors! We offer a practical, fun approach to climbing with a strong focus on safe practices.

This lesson is ideal for first-time rock climbers, as well as those that have indoor experience but have never climbed outside before!

What you will learn
Several principal climbing knots, including the figure-8 knot
Lead and top-rope belaying
Basic rappelling system
Movement skills
Climbing terms and communication
Sport ethics

Where you will climb
Morro da Babilonia

No rock climbing or outdoor experience is required
All fitness levels are welcome
Children 10 years and older can participate when booking together with an adult

1 half-day lesson (3-4 hours)

R$150 per person
Maximum instructor to participant ratio is 1:4

Availability and booking

Please use our booking system to see available lesson dates

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 lesson 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 instructor

Your individual rock climbing equipment: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay/rappel device and accessories. Please indicate your sizes in the booking form

Collective rock climbing equipment: rope, quickdraws and anchor building equipment

What you should bring

A piece of personal ID (required to enter the climbing area)

Water (1L per person) and snacks

Sunscreen and bug repellent

Backpack to carry your belongings and keep your hands and arms free. Handbags and shoulder bags are not permitted

Wear outdoor shoes with good traction on rock. Flip-flops and casual sandals should be avoided

Where we meet

Angel Statue in the center of the Praça General Tibúrcio in the neighbourhood of Urca



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. Lesson 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!