Rock climbing on MORRO DA URCA

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Overview

The first stop of the cable car going to the Sugarloaf, Morro da Urca is a smaller mountain that offers fantastic climbing options for beginners, climbers that are new to multi-pitch and those learning to lead climb. It is a very popular training ground, not only due to the quality and variety of its beginner-level routes, but also due to its stunning natural setting, easy access and gorgeous views that are a trademark of climbing in Rio de Janeiro

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

Planning your climb

For those that are looking for beginner level multi-pitch routes, there are options on both the north face and the south face of Morro da Urca. See below for information about each one. Your guide will select the best route for you on the day of your climb. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. For climbing options beyond Morro da Urca, see other rock climbing destinations in Rio de Janeiro

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SOUTH FACE

The gently-inclined South Face has more than twenty different rock climbing routes and is easily accessed off the main walking track. The South Face is a great option for easy, casual climbing in a gorgeous natural setting!

Grading up to IV BR | 4 FR | 5.7 US
80 to 120 meters

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience or willingness to learn

Logistics:
Morning or afternoon start at Praia Vermelha, Urca
2-3 hours to summit
Return by trail or rappel

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[first time/beginner]
NORTH FACE

Routes on the North Face are shorter than those on the South Face, however, some start more vertical and present an extra challenge! The North Face is also more remote, requiring a 30-minute trail walk to get to the base of the climbs

Grading up to V BR | 5 FR | 5.9 US
45 to 60 meters

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience or willingness to learn

Logistics:
Morning or afternoon start at Praia Vermelha, Urca
2-3 hours to summit
Return by trail

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