While in Rio for a friend's wedding, we took a day to hire a guide to climb Sugarloaf under the tram. We don't normally hire guides, but since we only had one day to climb, we wanted to get on a classic route and reduce the stress level of climbing in a new local. Our Climb in Rio guide was delightful and made our morning a lot of fun. The Italianos Route up Sugarloaf was fun and had gorgeous views of the city.
The rest of our group from the wedding met us on top of Sugarloaf when we were done and then we all took the tram down together. Climbing in Rio was an exciting way to experience the city and gave us a hit of adventure even though we were in the middle of a big city.