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|Location:||19.5481, -155.9594 View Map Incorrect?|
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|Submitted By:||JP Griffith on Mar 23, 2012|
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By Kai Nodera
Aug 31, 2012
|I saw in your photos you didnt use shoes. Were you able to climb without too many problems or is it better to have shoes? Thanks|
By JP Griffith
From: Denver, CO
Sep 16, 2012
|Shoes would definitely be better. The rock is super sharp, but if you have calloused feet then I suppose it'd be fine. The pain is the factor, not friction.|
By lisa s
Jan 26, 2014
|hi, wondering (as someone who's never been to hawaii!!) headed there soon though - do you just help yourself? do you work with a guide? any logistical details would be wonderfully helpful. thanks for any help you can give :)|
By Tim G.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 12, 2014
Climbed around on this the other day during my trip to the big island. Such a cool little area, and my first chance trying DWS. I didn't have chalk and I jumped off the cliff first so I had slippery wet hands. I also put on some sunscreen before hand which didn't help. I didn't get all the way under the cave for the full Rip Hide route. I started in the same spot but stayed more to the left and on the face. It was probably in the 5.8 range. A nice option for people that want to take it easier. Lots of nice jugs to pull on and it stays out over the water for a safe landing. The rock didn't feel that rough to me. I did it with bare hands without any pain or blood.
There was a local guy there that was kind of watching over the kids that were there to jump off the cliff, telling them when to jump between waves and such. When I got to the top he came over and said "there's a much easier way to climb up over there." To which I replied that I was trying to make it harder on purpose to rock climb. He just looked at me kind of puzzled.