Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 1


Course description

Price: R$650/person

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 2 days (6 hours per day)
Climbing ability: First-time
Fitness demand: Moderate

Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 1 is the first step to climbing outside. It is the foundational course that teaches you the essential safety procedures and rock skills needed to climb safely and with confidence

If completed together with Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 2, the student earns a certificate of completion recognized by the state mountain federation (FEMERJ). Together, the two courses satisfy the pre-requisites of many of our other courses, such as Multi-Pitch Lead Climbing, and allow the student to participate in our guided climbs

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


Course details

Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 1 builds a strong foundation for rock climbing safety, excellent technique, and rapid progression. We use a fully comprehensive curriculum that has been developed by leading, certified rock climbing guides. You will learn everything you need to know to participate as a second climber on single-pitch and multi-pitch routes

What you will learn
Climbing knots
Movement skills
Climbing terms and communication
Multi-pitch procedures
Safety and hazard management
Basic self-rescue
Sport ethics

Where you will climb
Four locations within Urca, including:
Morro da Urca
Sugarloaf Mountain

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

Two days, approximately 6 hours per day

R$650 per person
Maximum instructor to participant ratio is 1:2

Availability and booking

The course is typically offered Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon period. Start times vary according to the time of year

Please use our booking system to confirm scheduling and availability

If the dates you want are not available, please reach out to us to check the possibility of running the course on your preferred dates

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

Return from Sugarloaf to Morro da Urca by cable car (from Morro da Urca we descend by trail)

What you should bring each day

Personal identification document (e.g., driver's license, student card, passport)

Water (1.5L 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

Day 1 and Day 2: 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. Course availability is reflected live in the system. Making your booking will secure your dates and you can contact us at any time to ask questions, discuss options and finalize details!