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Phut's Problem (the Highball) 

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Submitted By: Phil Chai on Jul 6, 2014
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The third tier is comprised of two areas, each with one problem: a cave and a highball. While there are only 2 problems on the entire tier, they are both incredibly fun. The cave contains an overhung route which is completely shaded. The highball is completely exposed to the sun during the morning to mid-afternoon hours. The rock is volcanic tuff; sharp, porous, brittle rock.

Getting There 

To get to the third tier, from the paved road, follow it all the way to the watertower (14 minute approach) and head right at the fence down to the cave (additional 5 minute approach).

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Phut's Problem (the Highball) V2-3 5+  Hawaii : Oahu : ... : Third Tier
Sit start on the jug and move up to the crimp on the center of the face (use the small pinch as an intermediate hold). Bump out to a good sidepull and reach up to a solid rail. From the rail, reach over the top and top out. Crux is the top-out. ***Caution: the top-out can be very sketchy as the holds are sharp and chossy. Place 4-5 pads in the fall area if you are unfamiliar with the route.***...[more]   Browse More Classics in Hawaii

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