One of the most famous and beautiful climbing routes of Rio de Janeiro is on Corcovado mountain: the K2 route, listed as one of the 50 classic routes in Brazil. Rock climbing to Christ the Redeemer statue, is a must-do while in Rio.

K2 route is 150 meters long, and every pitch offers interesting and varied climbing from friction to knob face to lieback, all with a breathtaking view since the base is 500 meters above the city. And it ends at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer statue, summit of Corcovado Mountain. You’ll find out why climbing in Rio is so amazing!

Our drone video will show you that this route is a must. Furthermore, Corcovado lies within the beautiful Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world and one of the remaining patches of Atlantic Forest in Rio de Janeiro.

The most difficult pitches are the first two, at 5.9 (5/5+) with one 5.10 (6a) move. Therefore, it is important that you are able to comfortably climb 5.9 rock. But don’t worry, our guides can lead K2 in short pitches to keep good eye-contact with you, to make you feel more comfortable.

You will need about four hours to hike, enjoy the climbing, the view of Rio, Christ the Redeemer statue and walk down to the parking lot.

Our Instructors and Climbing Guides are highly experienced professionals, including Flavio Daflon, author of Corcovado rock climbing guidebook. They will ensure your safety so that you can enjoy the ascent worry-free.

Don’t worry about equipment. If there is something that you do not have or cannot take with you, no problem! Just let us know and we can loan it to you. If you prefer, you can bring only your climbing shoes. Please, contact us for any questions or doubts.

Climbing to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro