Content of the course:
This rock climbing course is taught by our rock climbing specialist Alex Ribeiro in the city of Rio. It is destined to those who are travelling, working or are in vacations in Rio. There is a total of 8 theoretical and practical classes lasting 2 to 3 hours each in average. We can merge or split these according to your availability.
Classes are held outdoors at Morro da Urca, Babilônia and also at Cantagalo, all traditional climbing locations in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro.
Please note we DO NOT accept groups larger than 2 people.
Content of the course:
This course focuses on the basic technical procedures so that the climber can perform on climbing routes with fixed protection so he or she can climb safely and independently.
After teaching the basics of rock climbing, we’ll go through history, ethics, leading techniques, rappelling and safety procedures. These are some specifics:
Introduction to rock climbing equipment:
Introduction to climbing knots:
Rock climbing concepts:
Lesson 1 – Grade 3 50 metre climb – 2 hours
Lesson 2 – Grade 3-IV 60 metre climb – 2 hours
Lesson 3 – Grade 3-IV 20 metre climb – 2 hours
Lesson 4 – Grade 3 100 metre climb – 3 hours
Lesson 5 – Grade 3-lV 120 metre climb – 3 hours
Lesson 6 – Grade 4 120 metre climb – 3 hours
Lesson 7 – Grade lV 180 metre climb – 3 hours
Lesson 8 – Graduation day – 4 to 5 hours
Based on your skills we will choose one of the big classic climbs in Rio and go for it!
Please note we include the following climbing equipment:
We DO NOT include the following equipment:
Hat or cap
For sun protectionQuantity: 1
Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirtQuantity: 1
Light trekking pantsQuantity: 1
1 snack kit for each day of the course. You can take anything which can be easily transported.Quantity: 1
25fps or above, any brandQuantity: 1
Any sort of water container for hydrationQuantity: 2 litres
25 to 35 litres for water, food and personal belongingsQuantity: 1
|English - excellent command|
|Portuguese - native speaker|
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.
Cost varies according to the number of participants, contact us to know payment methods:
Price for 1 person: U$ 500
Price for 2 persons: U$ 400
What’s not included: