Sugar Loaf Mountain
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|Range/Region:||Southern Brazilian Highlands|
|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.