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Hawaii (Big Island) 


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Climbing in Haleakala Crater on Maui, 1975.
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Island chain in the Pacific. The climbing is better than you think it is (in select areas).

Getting There 

By plane or very long boat ride

107 Total Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hawaii:
Kitty Cat   V0 4     Boulder   Oahu : Waimea Bay Bouldering
Groove Tube    V0 4     Boulder   Oahu : Waimea Bay Bouldering
Shoulders   V2 5+     Boulder   Oahu : Waimea Bay Bouldering
..   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 30'   Oahu : Waimea Bay Bouldering
Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 35'   Oahu : Makapuu Point
Pig Tree   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Dr. Hook    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Beat the Burn   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Cactus Garden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Overhanging one   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Oahu : Makapuu Point
Flower Tower    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Spice of Life   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
All Itís Cracked Up to Be   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Dragon's Breath   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Rainy Wish    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Face The Music   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Nurseís Hook    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Impossible Overhang   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, TR, 35'   Oahu : Makapuu Point
Torpedoed Youth    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
Black Tower   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
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Featured Route For Hawaii
Highball arete topo

Highball arete V2-3 5+  Hawaii : Oahu : ... : Highball Boulder
Fun arete problem. From a sit start, use the jug start at the bottom left portion of the Highball Boulder. Hit the positive sloper-edge, and then move into a series of pinches and crimps before moving the 2 consecutive small jugs near the top. Crux is finding the feet to be able to smear and step off throughout the sequence. ***You can bail out before the top out by traversing to the left just before the final jug; however, this route becomes a V1-2 if you do so.***Another note, the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Hawaii

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Climbing at Wainapanapa Beach Maui.
Climbing at Wainapanapa Beach Maui.
Try the "Big Swell IPA" from Maui Brewing. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Try the "Big Swell IPA" from Maui Brewing.
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Bouldering island style!!!
Bouldering island style!!!
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By chad umbel
Dec 17, 2008

Looking for a local climber to give the rad local tour. I am a longtime guide and climber and I'm gonna be in Oahu for 10 tens starting the 18th. don't care what grade. I'll buy the beer and dinner.

By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Jan 22, 2009

How do I add a new area for Hawaii?

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 22, 2009

Because someone put routes under Hawaii rather than under an area under Hawaii, that made Hawaii a crag, not and area- so the DB is out of whack.

Write the area admin and have them put a TBD area in to move the routes under, then Hawaii will become an area with sub-areas (like Islands and then crags) to be added as per your wish.

In this case, it's Andy Laakman. I've sent him a note.

By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Jan 23, 2009

sounds good, im planning a trip in march and have a couple areas scoped out. hopefully its not all choss.

By Maria
From: San Francisco
Oct 30, 2009

I'll be in Oahu next week (Nov 1-6) and looking to climb Mon, Wed, Fri.
I'm staying in Waikiki and looking for a ride to the Moke. Enjoys climbing anything up to 5.12+
Let me know if you'd like to climb together :)

Here's my trip on Skimble:

By Curt True
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 13, 2010

Hey I'm headed out to Pearl city for the month of May. Anyone out there wanna climb?

By Skyler Holman
From: Orem,UT
Aug 26, 2010

any climbing in kauai??

By C Miller
Aug 26, 2010

Try these guys for some info -

By chad umbel
Jul 14, 2011

Headed in on July 21st and will be in town until the 1st of August. Anyone wanting to get out contact me at and I'll get back to u asap. Cheers.

By erin rabe
Jan 16, 2012


I am from out of town and will be looking to get some climbing in during my visit. I will be on Oahu an available from 1/23-1/25.

Please let me know if anyone would be interested in climbing.