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Morro da Urca is small peak standing west from Pão de Açucar. It is the first stop of the cable car that takes most tourists up to the Sugar Loaf.

Urca is also a traditional and exclusive residential neighborhood in Rio. It is one of the calmest and safest areas in the city, its architecture consists of mainly small residential buildings and houses.

Together with the Sugar Loaf, it is the most traditional climbing area in Brazil. There are more than 200 routes in Urca, among boulders, top-ropes, easy and hard multi-pitches and aid routes of up to A4.

A classical route is called Ácidos (The Acids), near Morro da Babilônia. It has an obvious roof with the classic Nosferatus route graded 5.12c and other 24 single pitch lines from 5.8 to 5.12c.

Walkin inside a beach park from Praia Vermelha, ther are a few seacliffs and rock formations like Pedra do Urubu, with crimpy face-climbing sport routes from 5.10a to 5.13c, and Southern Comfort a 5.13c sport route opened opened bay Wolfgang Güllich's during his visit in 1987.

Climbing packages available:

Half day climbing
Full day climbing

The Acids

Morro da Urca

Pedra do Urubu



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We will be pleased to assist you on planning the best routes for your climbing level.


Morro da Urca

Pedra do Urubu