. A lot of current, rocks and water in between 15C20C .
These are waters of Cleaner of Rj State and incredibly are used to dilute the low water quality OTHER areas. The area produces the Corresponding to 12 % of drinking water OF cariocas.
I avoided Peeing on the river .. =D
I’ve waited for more than 6 months to be able to participate in this expedition in the drainages of the Paraiba River , near Lidice RJ ; approximately 30km from Angra dos Reis.
Details agreed , bags ( Everest style ) and plays to the airport. After 2 hours drive to the city of Lidice .
The park has recently been established and is based in Mangaratiba (!? ) . Apart from that , the park is restricted to legal boards and delimitations . An exploration invitation. -> For climbers , has LOTS of virgin wall.
When looking for another trip, to make pictures to our image bank, the savannah was in our scope.
Me & my partner, Lua Costa ( http://luacosta.com.br/ ) were convinced by the amazing pictures online and a nice deal with an Hostel ( http://www.hostelcatavento.com.br - 5 stars in tripadvisor! ) plus the cheap tickets, after carnaval ;)
On the 7th/feb. we arrived for a 12 days of shooting in the Savannah. Waterfall, landscapes, animals, diving..
Some time ago a group of freelancers, artists, climbers, photographers.. whatever ;), decided to look for nice spots to practice urban climbing; aka, free bouldering in interesting places , in the urbanenvironment.
After some months we had the Red Bull Selva de Pedra, where some top ropes were set in the Avenida Paulista. Shame they didn’t have any photographers at the day ;). Luckly, we were invited by the route setter to take some pictures, the night before the event.
Lucas Lima trying the lines.
Climbing at Av. Paulista.
By the second part of 2015 some new climbers and specially mr Pakito Jaime Jacinto, keep setting new lines around Praça Rosevelt (by the way, amazing place for a beer & climb).
At the time, I had an eye in a line called ” Sonho de Consumo”, an total overhang 7b+, with plenty of big holds. IT’s a classic from the place and would be a nice option due to the dry and hot summer, because it’s so overhang that it’s always in the shadows!
Setting the divide, using radio receiver, was quite easy. Composing the belayer, the climber and light was another task. Coordinate the lighting on the background, the climber, belayer and my lighting (I was using a small flash, just to light up the climber’s face).
The brazilian Montanhas magazine has just been released!
You can get the issue online ( http://www.montanhas.net/site/ )
This time we had the pleasure to shoot the cover and writh a big article about bigwall climbing in Pedra Riscada. Place of the famous ” Place of happiness”, from Steven Glovacz, Ed Padilha, and Horacio Graton.
To celebrate, I would like to post some making of pictures.
This was my first big wall, and besides having climb experience, I felt like a fish out of water. I would take 4 hours to do things that people would do in 40 minutos. All the guys have soloed 6c / 7a and I have barely touched that grade..