CLIMBING gavea rock

Climbing Gavea Rock (Pedra da Gavea), is another must-do while in Rio. There are many different ways to climb this incredible mountain– some of which are easy, and others are not. 

Climbing Gavea Rock

Pedra da Gavea for beginners

Climbing Gavea Rock does not require previous mountaineering experience, but the long uphill foot ascent and climbing segment does demand a high amount of energy.

The ascent includes trail hiking and some easy rock climbs, where the required safety equipment will be used: ropes and harnesses. Don’t worry, our guides will help you along this adventure!

The entire activity, including ascent and descent, lasts for about six hours, depending on the size of the group. There is also no problem with climbing alone – you pick the day and we provide the guide. Climbing Pedra da Gavea Mountain in Rio is possible year-round.

A breathtaking tour, with views that only adventurers of this path will see! This will definitely be an unforgettable adventure. You’ll find out why climbing in Rio is so amazing!

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

Please, contact us for any questions or doubts.

Climbing Gavea Rock

Pedra da Gavea for experienced climbers

The most famous rock climbing route at Pedra da Gávea is Passagem dos Olhos (Eyes Traverse), listed in our book as one of the 50 classic routes in Brazil. Although the route is not too difficult (5.9 / 5), it’s height and horizontal layout are impressive. There are even sections where it is necessary to down climb, and one pitch includes a steel cable.

There are some good holds but also some friction sections and a short lieback at the first pitch. It takes an hour and a half to get to the base, three hours to climb the route and another hour and a half to hike down from the summit, so it takes almost a full day. Pedra da Gávea is about 850 meters above sea level.

Regardless of which route you choose, you will be impressed by this mountain’s summit: a large plateau with a view of the beaches of Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado and Tijuca Forest.

Our Instructors and Climbing Guides are highly experienced professionals, including Flavio Daflon, author of Pedra da Gavea rock climbing guidebook and trail map. 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.

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