Companhia da Escalada offers a wide range of climbing courses and private guiding in Rio de Janeiro since 1995. We organize climbing courses for individuals as well as groups. Companhia da Escalada staff members are trained and certified by the Rio de Janeiro Climbing Guides Association and all are known for their friendly and professional style. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, we can recommend a route or a class.

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Climbing courses in Rio de Janeiro

Rock Climbing Experience

This three-hour class begins with “ground school”, in which you climb close to the ground and learn how to belay, use precision footwork, refine balance, transfer weight and use rock features (hand and foot holds). We explain rock climbing equipment, the figure 8 knot, belaying (a climber’s safety system), and we describe rock climbing terms. Most of the time you will practice belaying/lowering and climbing skills on top-rope protected climbs up to 25m. This class is a great introduction to the fundamentals of climbing. Learning to climb in a place with incredible natural beauty makes for an unforgettable experience.

Basic Rock Climbing Course

If you’re looking forward to exploring climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes and all the necessary gear for you to experiment this fun and challenging sport! All of our eight climbing classes are three hours or longer. You’ll learn the basics and do lots of climbing and rappelling. It’s easy to learn, safe and, above all, it is a great way to enjoy nature. We offer individual or group classes. No experience necessary.

Leading/multi-pitch Climbing Course

This course is for climbers who want to increase their option and safety while leading, and improve their climbing techniques on multi pitch routes. It includes orchestrating the pitch, protection, belay, advanced anchors, self-rescue and leading strategies. All of our six climbing classes are three hours or longer. We provide harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes and all the necessary gear. Individual or group classes are available.

Intermediate Course

We selected some of the best routes in the city to either improve your climbing techniques or teach you new ones, like: face climbing, laybacks, friction and chimney. The routes will be chosen according to your skills and weaknesses. The number of classes in this course may vary and each one will take you three to six hours climbing in Rio. We provide all gear and offer individual or group classes.

Crack Climbing Course

If you like crack climbing and want to learn how to place your own protection, this is the best course for you. This course covers different climbing techniques to help you take advantage of crack climbing. Learn about basic protection and simple anchors including: friends, stoppers and hexecentrics. To get the most out of this course, it is best to have previous experience leading sport climbing routes. All of our five climbing classes are three hours or longer. We provide all gear and offer individual or group classes.