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Famous all over the world, it is a dear symbol for all climbers in Rio. The view all around is exceptionally beautiful with many wonderful sights of the city.

The Sugar Loaf is home to more than 50 routes on all of its four wall faces. The grades go from 5.4 to 5.13a and from 2 to 12 pitches long.

One of the most beautiful lines, and certainly the one with most ascents, is the Classic Line at the West face. It links sections of 3 different routes (Italianos, Cavalo Louco and Secundo) to the top of Sugar Loaf. It's basically a 5.8 route with a 5.10c crux.

Sugar Loaf's north face has some of the most beautiful big walls in town: Contra-Pino is a two day long 5.10c A3 classic route, as well as the Ibis wall 5.10c A1 with a five star ledge to bivouac on. It is interesting to do the first part of the wall (easiest section) untill the ledge, bivy, and descend the next morning.

The south face of Sugar Loaf offers a series of short aid routes, at a very overhanging formation known as The Roofs, the grades range between A2 and A4, there are also some very pleasant two to three pitches routes on the lower section of this face, grading between 5.7 and 5.11b. The best section of the S face is known as the Totem, two main lines and many other variations lead to the summit after 9 pitches ranging 5.11b to 5.12a.

The Costão at the east face is basically a hike to the top. A rope may be needed for a short section graded 5.6, but it's common for many climbers to free solo this section.

Climbing packages available:

Half day climbing
Full day climbing



West face


North face


Cisco Kid


Ibis Wall


The Roofs

 

Contact us for rates and dates.
We will be pleased to assist you on planning the best routes for your climbing level.



Cavalo Louco (Crazy Horse)


Cavalo Louco (Crazy Horse)


The Roofs


Italianos