CLIMBING IN RIO – CORCOVADO
One of the most famous and beautiful routes of Rio de Janeiro is on Corcovado: the K2 route, listed as one of the 50 classic routes in Brazil. It 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. You’ll find out why climbing in Rio is so amazing!
The pictures 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. The first pitch is a beautiful lieback and the second involves small holds and some friction. 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. The upper part of the route is a bit easier and it ends at the feet of the Christ statue.
The best time to climb Corcovado is in the afternoon since most of the route is in the shade. That is a great relief in the hot summer months.
You will need about four hours to hike, climb and walk down to the parking lot.
Come with us and you’ll be in the hands of experienced and highly knowledgeable climbing guides! All are known for their friendly and professional style. Take a look at their CV´s and photos.
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 free of charge. If you prefer, you can bring only your climbing shoes. Please, contact us for any questions or doubts.