Companhia da Escalada (The Climbing Company) offers a wide range of climbing courses and private guiding in Rio de Janeiro since 1995. We offer private or group climbing courses. 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. We provide all of the equipment.

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Join us and count on the company of knowledgeable and certified guides, like Flavio Daflon, author of three Rio climbing guidebooks.

Companhia da Escalada – mountain climbing school and guide service in Rio since 1995!

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 private or group classes. No rock climbing experience necessary. If you do not have time for a full climbing course, check out our Rock Climbing Experience.

Lead Climbing Course (MULTI-PITCH)

If you have already done a basic climbing course and want to start leading, or already lead but still have many doubts, why not take a Lead Climbing course? It’s your chance to learn safe techniques and lead multi-pitch routes safely.

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. We offer two modules, each with four climbing/classes. We provide all the gear and offer private 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 private or group classes.