Itatim is one of those magic places that is becoming known inside the climbing community in recent years as one of the best climbing spots in Brazil. It features hundreds of ‘Inselbergs’ (Gneiss mountains) spread across the flat landscape of the ‘Caatinga’, a unique biome on the planet with amazing scenarios, fauna and flora.
WEATHER / BEST SEASON
Dry weather, sunny and windy for most of the year. The climbing season is all year round, with June/October being the peak of dry season with desert scenery, and December/April the rainy season, with a entirely different green landscape. But even in this period it is possible to climb every day, as the rock dries quickly due to the constant winds that blow throughout the year. Temperatures ranges from 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Despite the hot weather, the constant winds make it feel pleasant, especially in the shade.
Today there’s around 500 routes from all kinds: Sport, Trad, Multipitch, Slabs, Overhanging, etc. And still thousands of new lines yet to be explored. From 50ft up to 1500ft long (15m to 450m). The outstanding quality and texture of the rock and its easy approaches make its reputation of a Climbing Paradise even more justifiable.
All the topos are published in two guidebooks: Guia de Escalada de Itatim e Região and Montanhas de Itatim – Guia de Escaladas
Cauí Vieira – email@example.com / @cauivc / +55 (75) 99712-5644
Elder Resende – firstname.lastname@example.org / @elder_itatim_bahia_brazil / +55 (75) 98190-9087
Usually 15 quickdraws (for sport routes), one set of cams from #.3 to #4 (for multipitch/trad), and one 60m rope is enough. Sometimes two ropes are better for rapelling. As well some more gear depending on the route.
HOW TO GET THERE
Itatim is a small city located in the northeast of Brazil (Bahia State), only 125 miles (200km) from the capital Salvador (with an International Airport – SSA).
The easiest way is to take a flight to Salvador (SSA), then the metro to the bus station (Rodoviária), and a bus to Itatim (Camurujipe bus company). Or you can rent a car in Salvador and drive towards Itatim.
WHERE TO STAY
Sítio Trad Friends – Climbers Ranch
Offers accessible and exclusive lodging for climbers visiting Itatim. Located 1,8 miles (3km) from the city facilities and only 320ft (100m) from Morro da Toca mountain.
Whatsapp / Phone
Andrey +55 (41) 99121-9875