Palolo Valley Crag Rock Climbing
Shaded heavily under the jungle canopy. The 100' wide, 20-30' tall rock is gray, solid, and a little rough. A few loose pieces, but for the most part very strong. Lots of nice cracks and small edges. Very secluded. The stream is running down below the climbs, and a waterfall sets some good background noise. Some vines spider-web across the right hand side of the wall, while the left hand side has multiple overhangs. There are two bolts on the wall for top-roping, while TR's can also be set up at nearly every angle using trees from above.
Drive up 10th Avenue in Palolo Valley, turn right at Waiomao street. Continue uphill on Waiomao until you pass a Buddhist temple on the right. Park in the small parking lot (room for about 5 cars), right up the street past the temple.
From here there are two options:
You can walk up the street past two or three houses until you get to a 'No Trespassing' fence. There is a pretty obvious trail to the right going around it. From there you walk on the road until the trail branches off to the left. You follow this and it leads you down to the wall.
Or you can take the scenic route and head down the trail at the parking lot, right behind the "No trespassing" sign. Use the ropes as guides down the first, slippery slope. Continue on the trail down the hill and along the stream. After about 5-8 minutes, and after you cross over the stream twice, you will reach a small waterfall with a nice flat boulders to sit on. Look up the hill and you will see a wall, 100' wide and 20-30' high.
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Featured Route For Palolo Valley Crag
Follow the Veins 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Palolo Valley Crag
The bottom half is pretty quick, using the deep cracks. Once you are on top of that section, you reach for an undercling with your right hand, and then move your body far left and crimp the vein-like grooves running down the wall. Climb the upper slab using little parallel vertical edges for both hands. Wide reaches. Move feet up and then reach for slopers at the top, then top out. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Hawaii
Jan 2, 2014
I would not recommend using the first method listed for finding the wall. This is private property guarded by dogs, and my partner was bit by one. I recommend the "Scenic" route, it starts behind a row of mail boxes.