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1. Brazil 416 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -52.472663, -10.854555

Description:

Brazil is a large country with a lot of climbing potential. Historically most development has focused in the southeast in the states of 'São Paulo', 'Rio de Janeiro' and 'Minas Gerais' however there is now development happening elsewhere.

Styles cover almost everything, from bouldering and single pitch sport routes, to long alpine routes. Climbing gear is very expensive in Brazil (~2-3x what it costs in North America or Europe), making long multi-pitch sport routes more common than elsewhere.

Some guidebooks are easily available for more popular areas (see http://www.companhiadaescalada.com.br/livraria/livraria.htm) but many are only available locally and your best bet is to find a local to show you around. Climbers in Brazil are generally friendly and more likely than average to speak some English. Posting here: http://www.escaladabrasil.com/ may help you find a partner.

1.1. Brasília 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -47.794183, -15.781905

Unique Features And Strengths:

The capital of Brazil.

1.1.1. Belchior 1 route in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -47.756138, -15.129478

Unique Features And Strengths:

The complex process of limestone has graduations varied mainly between 5a and 8c.

Description:

One of the places for sport and traditional climbing near Brasília city. It is located inside of Selva de Pedra farm.

Access Issues:

Private land. Access: Free - Powered by AEP (http://aepescalada.wordpress.com/)

Approach:

It is 120km far from Plano Piloto neighborhood in Brasília city. Located in Águas Frias province.

1.1.2. FERCAL 0 routes in Crag

1.1.3. Cocalzinho de GO 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Minas Gerais 241 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -44.667221, -18.453568

Unique Features And Strengths:

The state of Minas Gerais holds unforgettable historical, architectural, and ecological riches. This state's name, which means "general mines," was inspired by the area's great mineral wealth.

Description:

Minas Gerais is one of the 26 states of Brazil. It ranks as the second most populous, the third by gross domestic product (GDP), and the fourth largest by area in the country. The state's capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, and is the sixth largest municipality in Brazil, after the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia and Fortaleza, but its metropolitan area is the third largest in Brazil with just over 5,500,000 inhabitants, after those of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Approach:

Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves, near Belo Horizonte, is the main point of entry to Minas Gerais. The domestic airport of Pampulha is more centrally located and closer to Belo Horizonte's main bus station, where connections to other parts of Minas and the country can be made. Bus travel between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is feasible, but it is advisable to take leito (bed) bus service late at night and arrive in early in the morning.

1.2.1. Serra do Cipó 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -43.612866, -19.309394

Description:

Beautiful limestone with over 200 routes of all levels. One of Brazil's best climbing crag.

Approach:

About 100km from Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais.

1.2.2. Conceição do mato dentro 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -43.424242, -19.034441

Unique Features And Strengths:

incredible Slopes on top outs

1.2.3. Pedra Rachada 60 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -43.764483, -19.841825

Unique Features And Strengths:

Strong compression moves, powerful moves, crimps

1.2.4. Lapinha 81 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -43.958680, -19.559692

Description:

Private park with a lot of excelent limestone routes. Easy to access and very well organized. Many easy routes for begginers.

Access Issues:

Private land. There's a small fee to climb.

Approach:

Close to the city of Lagoa Santa. Look for directions to "Gruta da Lapinha"

1.2.5. Andradas 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.6. Ouro Preto 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -43.504464, -20.369423

Unique Features And Strengths:

Strong roof boulders

1.2.7. Igarapé 11 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder
Description:

One hour drive from Belo Horizonte. The place has a load of boulders and mant classic lines. The boulders are located right in the cerrado forest so there's a lot of shade.

Approach:

Take the Amazonas avenue towards São Paulo. Drive for about 60 Km in the Fernão Dias roadway.After the city of Igarapé, drive 3.5Km and take off the road to your right. Follow the small road always taking the left. take the first left on the dirt road

1.3. Rio de Janeiro 4 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -42.858950, -22.812003

1.3.1. Corcovado 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -43.209752, -22.952232

1.3.2. Urca 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: -43.160735, -22.950001

1.3.3. Salinas 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. São Paulo 142 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: -48.464714, -22.501274

1.4.1. Bragança Paulista 7 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -46.541205, -22.940657

1.4.2. São Bento do Sapucaí 0 routes in Region

1.4.3. Ubatuba 135 routes in Region

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -45.018342, -23.444897

1.5. Santa Catarina 9 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -50.114626, -27.383458

1.5.1. Florianopolis 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -48.479955, -27.623180

1.6. Rio Grande do Sul 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -52.935978, -29.989581

1.6.1. Caçapava do Sul 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine

1.6.2. Farroupilha 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Alpine

1.6.3. Torres 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine

1.6.4. Gravataí 2 routes in Area

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

1.6.5. Ivoti 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine

1.6.6. Cotiporã 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine

1.6.7. Canela 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Alpine

1.6.8. Santa Maria 0 routes in Area

Description:

4 sectors near the city with more than 100 routes between 5.9 (5C FR/5 BR) and 5.13 (8 FR/10 BR) - 4 setores perto da cidade, com mais de 100 vias entre 5.9 (5C FR/5 BR) e 5.13 (8 FR/10 BR)

Approach:

Car and trekking (the difficulty depends on the sector)/ Carro e caminhada (a dificuldade da última depende do setor)