Itatim is one of the best climbing spots in Brazil. Hundreds of Inselbergs (Gneiss mountains) spread across the Caatinga landscape, a unique biome in the planet with amazing scenarios, fauna and flora.
WEATHER / BEST SEASON
Dry weather, sunny and windy for most of the year. Rainy season from November to February, but even in this period the rock usually dries pretty quick. 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.
Climbing season: All year round
Today there’s more than 400 routes from all kinds: Sport, Trad, Multipitch, Slabs, Overhanging, etc. And still thousands of new lines to explore. From 50ft up to 1500ft long (15m to 450m). The rock quality and texture is outstanding! Easy approaches.
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 at northeast Brazil (Bahia State), only 125 miles (200km) from the capital city Salvador.
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.