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Wednesday, April 16,
"Rock Climbing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"
by Sandra Corso -
LAM member and Native
Brazilian guide, Sandra Corso will present over 80 slides and possibly a
short movie about rock climbing in the largest urban climbing mecca, Rio
Rio city is known to be
the largest urban rock climbing mecca in the world. There are over
800 multi-pitch routes right in town. The city is surrounded by
over 50 metamorphic/granitic rock structures 3-10 pitches tall.
One the most popular massive is Sugar Loaf. Climbers may choose
one of the 70 different routes on it, ranging from 5.4-5.14 including
big wall routes.
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sandra will also show
pictures of the most aesthetic climbing routes nestled in the Serra dos
Orgaos National Park and Three Peaks State Park. Both parks are
located within about 115.000 acres of dense tropical forest and at an
elevation ranging from 4000-7500feet.
The "Three Peaks"
within 'Three Peaks State Park'
Here you have over 25
majestic buttresses to choose from, with routes ranging from 3-18
pitches of 5.6-5.13, and loads of aid routes.
The views from most of
these climbs are amazing. You are either climbing right in middle
of a pristine Atlantic forest, or right above the tropical waters of the
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