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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

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Unknown V2-3 5+  Hawaii : Oahu : ... : Third Tier
This route is located in the cave, which is a 5-6 minutes approach after hiking down the fence line by the water tower. It starts deep within the cave, sit-starting on opposing jugs. Through tricky feet, reach up and right into a sharp jug. Move onto a left sloper crimp and a right crimp, and make one big crank to a jug (transitioning from underneath and inside the cave to the face of the route). Finish the climb on jugs. Take care when topping out. Crux is transitioning from underneath to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Hawaii

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