Elevation: 725 ft
GPS: 21.57413, -158.23011
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Mokuleia Overview

The routes in this subsection and organized in order from left (east) to right (west).

Mokule'ia Wall is an outstanding basalt cliff with mainly sport routes 40 to 90 feet in length and 5.7 to 5.13c in difficulty. The rock quality is generally good and our classics routes are just as good as the classics at any major sport climbing destination in the continental US. On a crowded day, Mokule'ia Wall might see 40 climbers but during the week there might not be anyone. The Mokule'ia Wall is one of only a few crags in the United States that can honestly boast a 365-day climbing season in shorts and a T-shirt.

This area is equipped to be easily top-roped. Most of the routes will have strings running from the ground to the anchor and back to the ground so you can clove hitch your rope and pull it through the anchors at the top. Some routes may have difficulty ratings printed on the top rope sticks, but the sticks get mixed up so don't place any confidence in what's printed on the stick. The tallest route is about 85' and has 12 bolts so if you bring a 60m and a dozen draws (excluding anchor draws) you'll be set. Virtually all the bolts placed at this crag are bomber titanium glue-ins.

Avoid leaving valuables in your car as break-ins can occur on rare occasion.

Note: it is a violation of state law to bring a dog to the crag unless licensed as a service dog. Violations require a mandatory court appearance. Prior to climbing at this crag you are required to fill out a waiver which is listed above under the "Area Reopened" text.

Getting There

The best thing to do is copy and paste the GPS coordinates listed below in Google Maps and have the website calculate directions from a location of your choice to the crag.

21.5784, -158.2287

Likewise, the trailhead is located 1.2 miles east of the end of Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore of Oahu along Farrington Highway. The trailhead is located 0.3 miles east of the YMCA Camp Erdman. The address of the YMCA is 69-385 Farrington Highway, Waialua, HI 96791.

The approach is short but steep. It typically takes 20 to 30 minutes to reach the crag. The approach is about 0.5 miles long and gains about 600' in elevation. There is a distinct trail head from the road marked with warning signs relating to rock fall and a well defined trail to the base of the crag. Bring close-toed shoes for the approach as there is some light 3rd class sections.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mokule'ia Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 65
Dr. Hook
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Pig Tree
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 42
Cactus Garden
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Flower Tower
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Beat the Burn
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 65
Spice of Life
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Dragon's Breath
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 61
Rainy Wish
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Face The Music
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 37
Fusion
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Torpedoed Youth
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Copper Dragon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Mission Nearly Impossible
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 27
Weenie Roast
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Insecticide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dr. Hook
 65
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport
Pig Tree
 82
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cactus Garden
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Flower Tower
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Beat the Burn
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Spice of Life
 65
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dragon's Breath
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rainy Wish
 61
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Face The Music
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fusion
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Torpedoed Youth
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Copper Dragon
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mission Nearly Impossible
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Weenie Roast
 27
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Insecticide
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: North
Sunny Roughly 6am to 9am during high season
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Details: Mokuleia sees morning sun until 9 AM depending on the time of the year. After 10 AM, it sees shade until sunset year around.

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