Sugar Loaf Mountain

Elevation (feet): 1,296
Elevation (meters): 395
Continent: South America
Country: Brazil
Range/Region: Southern Brazilian Highlands
Latitude: -22.95
Longitude: -43.15
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Convenient Center: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil's Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar, or Pão de Açúcar in Portugese) is a great granite peak that towers at the entrance to Guanabara Bay, within the city limits of Rio de Janeiro. The summit offers a splendid view of the city and its beaches.

Sugar Loaf is a popular tourist attraction and one can reach the top via cable car. However, there are more than 270 climbing routes of varying lengths and difficulties on Sugar Loaf and neighboring peaks Morro da Babilônia (Babylon Mountain) and Morro da Urca (Urca's Mountain). Together, these peaks comprise one of the largest urban climbing areas in the world.