Rock climbing on SUGARLOAF

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Sugarloaf Overview

2 people: R$220-R$270/person
1 person: R$280-R$340

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 4-6 hours
Climbing ability: Beginner to advanced
Fitness demand: Moderate

Raising almost 400 meters above the sea, the Sugarloaf Mountain has dozens of climbing routes across all levels of difficulty. Its central location with sweeping views of the city and its beaches make climbing Sugarloaf the classic Rio de Janeiro rock climbing experience. Among Sugarloaf's routes are some of the best-known and most historic climbs in all of Brazil

 

Rock climbing routes on Sugarloaf

Below you will find the Sugarloaf routes that we most often guide and most highly recommend. They stand out due to their uniqueness, aesthetics, grade consistency and overall quality. Climbing them is simply unforgettable!

If you have something specific in mind and you don’t see it here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will help you identify the best route for you

If you have never climbed before, check out the classic Sugarloaf Costao trail - an incredible hiking experience suitable for all skill levels that 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 climbing on the route Coringa on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

beginner/intermediate

CORINGA

One of the most popular climbing routes on Sugarloaf, Coringa is a consistent and challenging 3-pitch climb with sweeping ocean and mountain views. Demanding precise footwork on small holds as well as confidence smearing on granite, Coringa is a great introduction to the technical style of climbing that is dominant in Rio de Janeiro! After completing the route, you can continue to the summit by hiking or linking up to other routes

Key characteristics:
3º IV BR | 4 FR | 5.7 US
100 meters (3 pitches)
20 minute approach
Return from summit by cable car and trail

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience or willingness to learn
Outdoor climbing skills at or above the route's difficulty grade 

Price:
One person: R$280
Two people: R$220 per person
Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:2
All reservations are private - your guide will be exclusive to you

Rock climbing on the route Italianos on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

intermediate/advanced

ITALIANOS COM SECUNDO

Italianos com Secundo is Sugarloaf’s most classic route and one of the best-known rock climbing experiences in Rio de Janeiro. Vertical, technical and consistent, it follows up the impressive west face of the mountain, directly below the famous cable car.

Key characteristics:
5º Vsup BR | 5+ FR | 5.10a US
260 meters (9 pitches)
30 minute approach
Return from summit by cable car and trail

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience
Outdoor climbing skills at or above the route's difficulty grade

Price:
One person: R$340
Two people: R$270 per person
Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:2
All reservations are private - your guide will be exclusive to you 

Rock climbing on the route CEPI on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

intermediate/advanced

CEPI

CEPI is a “via ferrata” - a route equipped with a permanent steel cable line, leading up to the summit along the west face of the Sugarloaf. It does not require much technical rock climbing ability, however, for passing over vertical and overhanging rock, it does demand a lot of stamina! For those that are up for a challenge, CEPI can also be free-climbed (see grades below)!

Key characteristics:
Via ferrata
6º VIIc BR | 7a FR | 5.11d US
220 meters (7 pitches)
30 minute approach
Return from summit by cable car and trail

Prerequisites:
Multi-pitch experience

Price:
One person: R$340
Two people: R$270 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 Sugarloaf 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

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


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 (1.5L per person) and snacks

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 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. 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