Rock climbing in Rio de Janeiro
Since Huaraz (Peru), after exactly 7 months and 19 days, I am back on ROCK!
Bouldering along the Pista Claudio Coutinho at the foot of famous PÃ£o de AÃ§Ãºcar (“Sugar Loaf Mountain”)
And some easy “warm up” climbing: 46 Â°C during the hottest days Rio had seen in over 50 years…
|@ Opposite Urca – BabilÃ´nia wall behind the teleferico station||& @ Urca North Face – Sector das Falesias|
It has been raining for days now – so time for some sight-seeing and HP updates:
@ the Christo Redemptor statue: Heute schon gestÃ¼rzt?
Famous 396m high PÃ£o de AÃ§Ãºcar in the heart of Rio de Janeiro (Botafogo /Urca)
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 PÃ£o de AÃ§Ãºcar.
The route: Italionos / Secundo
What a wonderful day and even better route:-)
Left: Me relaxing on a ledge half way up, checking the course of the next pitches
Stav and Zigeiner happy as Schnitzel on top of Rio de Janeiro
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