For those of you that have the time and experience to get out of the city and want to see some of the best climbing Rio has to offer, there couldn’t be a better option. We will leave Rio early in the morning and drive about 3 hours until Três Picos State park, where we have some of the best multi-pitch climbing in the country.
Also known as “Salinas”, this region has long approaches, but offers very long climbs (between 300 to 700 meters!) making speed and fitness important factors for those who want to climb there. It also boasts a simple and charming infrastructure, with several options for accommodations, run by local climbers,where we can find comfortable bunk beds to sleep in, and cozy kitchens to make our own meals. This is the preferred getaway for all of us here at Climb in Rio, and most of the time you can’t reach our cell phones, you can be sure it’s because we have once again taken off to this magical refuge to have some fun outside of town (after all, climbing guides are also humans).
Obs: Part of our responsibility as guides is to evaluate the climbing abilities of our guests and find the most suitable climb for them. Urca is the best place to conduct this evaluation, which occurs upon first meeting each other and having a conversation about the climber’s experience. Urca has the most variety of climbing and gives us the easiest options for any level of climber. Excursions to other climbing sectors are generally only scheduled after an initial climb together somewhere in Urca.
3 hours drive + 40 minutes to 2 hours hike
130 to 700 meters (up to 2.360 meters of altitude)
5.9 to 5.11 (US), 5b to 6c (FR), 4º to 7º (BR)