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arnelg


Mar 9, 2007, 7:53 AM
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Sportsclimbing and bouldering in Rio  (South_and_Central_America: Brazil: Rio_de_Janeiro__Metropolitan_)
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Hi,

I will be staying in Rio from the 31th of March to the 16th og April, and I would like to do some climbing while I am there (as much as possible really :).

I climb around French grade 7a (both bouldering and with rope), and I wonder what are the best sites for a) bouldering, and b) sportsclimbing, at my level?

I will preferably not be bringing a pad or a rope; is it possible to rent gear anywhere in Rio?

I would also love to meet some other people, maybe some locals who know where the good stuff is ;) So if anyone out there is planning on climbing in Rio around Easter, please let me know!

Arne


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Hi.
Posting links to the DB, altough it is not complete. Each one of this areas have more then 10 routes. At least you can see the maps.

Sport Climbing.
Platô da Lagoa (in Lagoa)
Campo Escola 2000 (in the Tijuca Forest)
Barrinha (in Barra)
Ácidos (in Urca)
Urubu Rock (in Urca)
Primatas(in Jardim Botânico)

Boulder
Around the Claudio Coutinho track, in the wood by the bases of Pão de Açucar and Morro da Urca.(in Urca)
Reserva do Grajaú (in Grajaú)
Primatas(in Jardim Botânico)


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arnelg


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Thanks mate!

Any thoughts on where I could get my hands on a crashpad?


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sure. in a store called EQUINOX But I don't think they are cheap.

The store is located in dowtown at Rua Buenos Aires, 41, 2nd floor. Closest sub station is Carioca sataion. But you still have to walk a few blocks.

You can get climbing guide books there too. You won't find guide books in regular book stores. It is either climbing stores or one particular news stand in Urca.


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But I don't think they are cheap.

Forget that, just took a look on some webpages. Crashpads don't cost here anymore than they do in the US.


arnelg


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Thanks alot!

Btw, do you happen to know if there is any climbing on the island Ilha Grande?


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there are. I mean, I heard of people quonquering there. But I have no idea where, the name of areas, how is the acsses.

Honestly, maintanence is probably an issue there. vegetation can easily grow and close accesses as sea corrosion can easily destroy bolts. It is the kind of climbing spots I would only go with very weel informed guides. conditions can change within few years.


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