Located between São Conrado and Barra da
Tijuca, Pedra da Gávea is a granite rock that rises 842
meters above sea level. It was named by the Portugese after they
concluded that it would be a great observatory for ships crossing
the Atlantic Ocean. Gavea means "top sail" or "top".
The rock has many interesting stories told about it, including
being a time portal, an ancient Phoenician tomb, a UFO landing
site and various others.
The most striking fact about Pedra de Gavea, is the fact that
there are ancient symbols carved into it, that havn't been explained,
which are as old as the pyramids, they are definately not natural.
Pedra de Gavea is one of the deadliest as far as rock climbing
fatalities. Simply because of unregulated, untrained amatures
that have no fear or no understanding of the danger involved,
It can be climbed safely however, with a trained guide and the