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Oahu Rock Climbing 


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On Oahu's North Shore

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The majority of climbing on Oahu is sport climbing and bouldering. The Mokule'ia 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 0.5 miles from here

110 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',6],['5.9',3],['5.10',20],['5.11',14],['5.12',14],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',15],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',8],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Oahu

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oahu:
Groove Tube    V0 4     Boulder   Waimea Bay Bouldering
Shoulders   V2 5+     Boulder   Waimea Bay Bouldering
Dr. Hook    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Pig Tree   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Mokule'ia Wall
Cactus Garden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Beat the Burn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Mokule'ia Wall
Flower Tower    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Route 9   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR   Makapu'u Point
Spice of Life   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Mokule'ia Wall
Dragon's Breath   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Rainy Wish    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Fusion    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Face The Music   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Blankety Blank   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Torpedoed Youth    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Copper Dragon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 83'   Mokule'ia Wall
Mission Nearly Impossible   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Winnie Roast    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
Double Dragon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport   Mokule'ia Wall
Insecticide    5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Mokule'ia Wall
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Featured Route For Oahu
Rock Climbing Photo: 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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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.
By Michael Daignault
Jul 27, 2015
Anyone up for bouldering in waimea bay in Sept 8-13? I'll be flying in from Brooklyn for that time... message me!

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