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By Nich Cloward
From: American Fork
Sep 19, 2009
|We checked this out today and I wasn't too impressed, but it wasn't due to the rock or bolting, or anything to do with the climbing at all. The wind was so bad it made it hard to stay focused on what we were doing and enjoy it. It made us question our holds a little, we had to fight with the ropes bc the wind would pull it to the side, and it was very loud. I think it would be a good place without the wind. Very easy to set up top ropes, but there are no chains at the top of the climbs. There are bolts, usually two next to each other, at the tops, and it's easy to get up on top. There are about 7 routes, ranging from 5.5-5.10a. It's a beautiful view out to the ocean just over the cliffs. The approach is pretty quick and easy. Park at the lot at the point as mentioned, and head up towards the big red sign at the top of the mtn to the south/east. The picture with the arrow is pretty good. The tallest climb is only about 40 feet, if that. All of the climbs have an easy walk-off top if desired. I am used to climbing in Utah, where the air is dry and the rock is the same, but in Hawaii, the rock feels. . .humid, is the best description. Feels like the holds need to be cleaned with a toothbrush, but that may be from the humidity, and it could also be from lots of chalk, but it doesn't appear to be the latter. Also, there is a great climbing shop on the island, quite close to Waikiki. It's called climb aloha and it's run out of a house, but the selection of gear is quite good for such a small place. Look it up on climbaloha.com and give them a call. Despite my unfortunate experience with the wind, I will go back. I'll put on some photos when I get a chance.|
By Jeff Lin
Aug 16, 2010
|I personally enjoyed the spot because of the great view of the east Oahu coast. I wouldn't say it's a place to go if you are looking for routes that are challenging but definitely a good place to enjoy a nice sunny day. The routes are well protected and all can be setup for TR very easily. After climb the beach Makapuu beach is just next to it for a nice dip. I would go back because it's a beautiful spot to be.|
By Anthony A.
Dec 25, 2010
Here is a google map of the approach trail to the climbing area:
Makapu`u climbing access trail
The easiest approach requires jumping over the railing from the vista area to join the obvious hikers trail. On our initial approach, we mistakenly followed some barely visible, overgrown trail under the telephone poles. Do not go this way! Instead use the hikers trail. (shown in the link) It is heavily traveled even though there doesn't seem to be a conventional way to access it.
The climbing area was in the shade all day, which was pretty awesome. The wind was not bad on our visit but the rock was still wet from recent rain. The views are gorgeous.
I only wish the climbs were longer! After leading a route, we tried variations on top rope to spice it up.
Please pick up any trash at the area when you visit. There was some plastic containers abandoned at the site on our visit, which of course is disrespectful of the land and fellow climbers.
By Mark Orsag
May 3, 2013
|Absolutely the most gorgeous place that I have ever climbed-- watched a storm split off the point of Oahu while we were climbing. Quite windy though, as others have mentioned. A couple of the lead routes-- the 5.8-5.9 or so arete and the 10 overhang are actually pretty good, and I liked the solid grippy feeling rock. There was one more ok route (not listed here) around left that went over a low bulge if I remember right (also 8 or so) but not as good as the two aforementioned routes. The one bad memory was trying a swinging trammel-type maneuver, runners had been rigged, between two routes while on TR-- wind blew me into the face hard-- front of left shin swelled up like a grapefruit. Stupid, I was lucky that nothing worse happened...Wind can be an issue here obviously.|
By Mark Orsag
Feb 4, 2014
|Does anyone know if this area still has access or not?|
From: Santa Monica, CA
Dec 28, 2014
|Access is till good! Still Windy!|
By Bryant Garcia
Nov 16, 2015
A fun little crag to hit up for a day if you're on the island. I agree with others, the wind can be a bit of a nuisance (especially when trying to throw topropes down from the anchors...). Overall though, I found that simply ignoring it while climbing works best, perhaps the thought of climbing in the wind is scarier than the wind itself.
We couldn't find the 'hikers trail', perhaps its quite close to the sea cliff? We were a little worried about that, and so trekked inland a bit through some overgrown trails. Not bad, but one should definitely wear pants and some solid shoes if going this route..