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Located by the sea between the beaches of São Conrado and Barra, Pedra da Gávea (Gavea's Rock) shoots up 2762 ft (842 m). One of the most peculiar rock formations in Rio, the Northeast face has the shape of a sphinx, and holds a very interesting route called travessia dos Olhos (Eyes Passage). The east face also has some beautiful climbs like the Aquarius Wall with its 10 pitches, 5.10d. There is also the option of taking a 2 hour trek through the forest to get to this beautiful summit.

Agulhinha da Gávea (Gavea's Needle) is a small and beautiful mountain located inside the Tijuca's Forest. Routes with three to six pitches long, rating between 5.5 and 5.11b, this is a nice climbing area, specially in the summer. The environment around is very, very green. It's not so rare to see wild monkeys and exotic birds around.

A short trail connects this small summit to a hand gliding ramp. It's possible to combine the two amazing activites in a single day. From the ramp, a certified professional guide leads the climber in an amazing tandem flight over the forest, São Conrado district, Pepino beach and close to Pedra da Gávea huge walls. The golden finish is the coconut's water at São Conrado beach, which the climber may enjoy over the rest of the day.

Climbing packages available:

Full day climbing

Pedra da Gávea summit

Pedra da Gávea from Pedra Bonita

Pedra da Gávea view

Pedra da Gávea area

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

Hand gliding tandem flight

Eyes passage


Pedra da Gávea area