Type: Sport
FA: Tom Armstrong 11/87
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jan 19, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Flying Hawaiian is a great route on which to test yourself in a variety of techniques. It's not hard in the grade but it feels it. It will make you work for sure, testing your skills at crimping, footwork, steep overhangs, a techy dihedral, and finally a potentially scary mantel. The route climbs right up the middle of Waimea and tops out, being the easiest route on this section of the crag makes it somewhat of a rite of passage and a gateway to the harder climbing on this legendary cliff.

You start on a technical "boulder problem" gaining a comfy ledge. Up a steep overhang to a jug gets you in to the curvy dihedral. Move carefully up the corner stemming with holds on the left wall and friction on the right wall. keep this up past a little run out and you are relived by a nice juggy rail and move up to a well earned rest ledge by some anchors. Head up in to the last corner and bust out right to the obvious fin of rock. Mantel, and scamper a bit up and left to clip the chains.

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Right in the middle of the Waimea wall locate the beautiful, curvy corner. Start below.

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9 bolts to chains with fixed biners. Stick clip 1st bolt.