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The majority of climbing on Oahu is sport climbing and bouldering. The Mokuleia Wall hosts Hawaii's largest crag with nearly 55 routes on one wall, and The Arch hosts Hawaii's largest bouldering area. Most other bouldering areas are spread around the island. Makapu'u is a good option for brand new climbers or those looking for short, easy routes. All crags on Oahu offer a 365-day per year climbing season. The climbing at Mokuleia Wall is probably better than you think, and good enough to have had routes featured in a few major climbing magazines over the years.

Getting There 

Book your plane tickets for Honolulu, Hawaii and come on out!

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

110 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',6],['5.9',3],['5.10',20],['5.11',14],['5.12',13],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Oahu:
Groove Tube    V0 4     Boulder   Waimea Bay Bouldering
Kitty Cat   V0 4     Boulder   Waimea Bay Bouldering
Shoulders   V2 5+     Boulder   Waimea Bay Bouldering
Route 6   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 35'   Makapuu Point
Dr. Hook    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Pig Tree   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Mokuleia Wall
Cactus Garden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Beat the Burn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Mokuleia Wall
Route 9   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR   Makapuu Point
Spice of Life   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Mokuleia Wall
Dragon's Breath   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Rainy Wish    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Fusion    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Face The Music   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Nurse’s Hook    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Blankety Blank   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Torpedoed Youth    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Mission Nearly Impossible   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Winnie Roast    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokuleia Wall
Copper Dragon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 83'   Mokuleia Wall
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Copper Dragon

Copper Dragon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Hawaii : Mokuleia Wall
This is a popular classic climb at the wall and one of the best routes in Hawaii. It is also the tallest route at the wall (about 80'). This route constantly has large amounts of chalk all over it due to high use. It is about 20 feet to the right of Spice of Life and about 15 feet to the left of Dragon's Breath. It has 12 sport bolts. This route requires at least a 55 meter rope. The route is pumpy on the arms down low, and pumpy on the feet up top. The crux is the 2nd to last bolt. The last fou...[more]   Browse More Classics in Hawaii

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By Matt Nelson
From: Pueblo, CO
Jun 6, 2009
Almost all of the routes at the Mokuleia Wall have strings that run like top ropes through the anchors. These strings are used to pull your rope though the anchors so that each route may be top roped. If a string breaks or you want to lead the route, make sure you try and put the string back up. Another reason that these strings are here is because the top of the cliff is very crumbly, please do not top out completely.

The cracks here can be dangerous to lead on... The rock inside the cracks can be very brittle, so traditional pro can break the rock if you take a lead fall. that is why a lot of the cracks here might have bolts next to them.