UKC

Fortaleza, first 8C in Brazil by Camargo

© Camargo coll.

Felipe Camargo has made the first ascent of Fortaleza, Font 8C, at Ubatuba, east of São Paulo, Brazil. If confirmed this is the first 8C in the country.

Felipe Camargo on Fortaleza, ~8C, Ubatuba, Brazil  © Camargo coll.
Felipe Camargo on Fortaleza, ~8C, Ubatuba, Brazil
© Camargo coll.

This confirmation could come sooner rather than later as Paul Robinson is on his way there right now. But then again Brazil is an absolutely huge country which will be difficult to cover in two weeks...

Felipe says that this is a dream come true and that he is very happy. It's the hardest thing he has ever climbed, but as it's a first ascent, it's impossible to be sure about the grade.

Judging from the photos, this thing is not only hard, but also a stunning line in the best possible location!


This post has been read 5,668 times

Return to Latest News


Felipe Camargo is a Brazilian sport climber and boulderer. He kickstarted his climbing career by winning the 2006 Brazilian Climbing Championships and has climbed up to Font 8C and French 9b.

Felipe's Athlete Page 8 posts 1 video


Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate UKClimbing then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC porter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

17 Jul, 2014
Beautiful-looking boulder!
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email