Rock climbing in Rio de Janeiro

Since Huaraz (Peru), after exactly 7 months and 19 days, I am back on ROCK!

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Bouldering along the Pista Claudio Coutinho at the foot of famous Pão de Açúcar (“Sugar Loaf Mountain”)
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And some easy “warm up” climbing: 46 °C during the hottest days Rio had seen in over 50 years…

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@ Opposite UrcaBabilônia wall behind the teleferico station & @ Urca North Face – Sector das Falesias

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It has been raining for days now – so time for some sight-seeing and HP updates:

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@ the Christo Redemptor statue: Heute schon gestürzt?

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Famous 396m high Pão de Açúcar in the heart of Rio de Janeiro (Botafogo /Urca)

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Mission accomplished:

Finally, after sitting out almost 2 weeks of torrential rain me and Stav, an Israeli climber I met months ago in Peru, climbed the West Face of Pão de Açúcar.

The route: Italionos / Secundo
3 + 4 pitches long
280 meter high
an average 5.10 grade

What a wonderful day and even better route:-)
It was the highlight of my visit to Rio!

Left: Me relaxing on a ledge half way up, checking the course of the next pitches

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Stav and Zigeiner happy as Schnitzel on top of Rio de Janeiro

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March 10, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Brazil Views: 4192

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2 Responses

  1. Simon - March 16, 2010

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nice man…. fuck the weather… one time i have to do it aswell…

  2. Moshe Hoter - March 12, 2010

    a very proud father of stav.