Salinas is one of the most mythical climbing crags in Brazil. It is the Brazilian version of a little (but not so little) Yosemite. Salinas it’s the highest point of the Serra do Mar range raising 2320 metres above sea level. Salinas has 3 major peaks: Pico Maior (Higher Peak), Pico Médio (Medium Peak) and Capacete (Helmet). Salinas routes are very committing as they have their own style of protection and some of the routes can be higher than 1000 metres!
Reachable by relatively easy access from populated areas, the Salinas massif has some of the most impressive views in the country. Its peaks are extremely prominent creating a unique scenario for long sports and trad climbing. If you don’t actually know how to climb, you might want to try our climbing course in Rio.
These are some of our route suggestions:
Requirements for joining the programme are:
Day 1 – Drive from Rio – Salinas
We’ll meet today for an equipment check, pick up some food and drive to Salinas. We’ll prepare equipment, fill up the water bottles a prepare some snacks for the big day tomorrow.
Day 2 – Climbing at Pico Maior or Capacete
Depending upon the route we’ve chosen, we’ll leave before sunrise and hit the base of the rock at first light. Some of the long routes can require 8 hours and this is why we need to wake up so early. After the climbs, we’ll return to the car and drive back to Rio to arrive there late night.
Please note we include the following climbing equipment:
We DO NOT include the following equipment:
Hat or cap
For sun protectionQuantity: 1
Buff or similarQuantity: 1
Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)
With side protection to fit your faceQuantity: OPTIONAL
Working headtorch and spare batteriesQuantity: 1
Light down jacket
A good snow, rain and windproof jacketQuantity: 1 light windshell
Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirt
Light trekking pantsQuantity: 1
1 snack kit for each day of the course. You can take anything which can be easily transported.Quantity: 1 or 2
25fps or above, any brandQuantity: 1
Any sort of water container for hydrationQuantity: 3 litres
25 to 35 litres for water, food and personal belongingsQuantity: 1
These gels help out on recoveryQuantity: 2
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Climber and mountaineer for over 25 years, Alex began climbing and mountaineering in 1990. A man of few words, Alex Ribeiro is a rock climbing reference in Brazil. He's the author of 2 climbing books, "Dividir and Conquistar" (To Share and To Conquer, 2000) and "Manual de abertura de vias" (Route Opening Manual, 2013). Additionally, he has written dozens of articles for magazines, websites, and newspapers.
Conqueror of over 200 climbing routes in several Brazilian states, some of his routes are amongst the largest climbing routes in Brazil. He's also an Industrial Rope Access Supervisor and is a certified rescuer in height and confined spaces.
For long 700 metre routes (i.e. Via Leste: 4° V (6+/A0) 700m)
Price for 1 person: U$ 255
Price for 2 persons: U$ 425
For shorter 500 metre routes (i.e. No Mundo da Lua: 5° V+ E3 400m)
Price for 1 person: U$ 190
Price for 2 persons: U$ 295
What’s not included: