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The Arch Rock Climbing 

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A huge arch formation on the west side of Oahu. The Arch is a large, overhung arch-shaped formation that is home to some of the best bouldering on the island. The Arch is only climbable during low tide (Spring through Fall) and when it has not rained on the west side of the island. Do not climb there if it has rained as you may break holds off. The Arch can stay damp for many days as the holds do not receive much exposure from the sun. If you choose to climb there, you must bring multiple pads with a few spotters. For more information visit:

Getting There 

On your own, take H1 West (Ewa-bound) and continue driving until the end of the road. Once you arrive in the park at Kaena Point, hike Kaena Point for 20-25 mins. The Arch is located on the coastline, down and to your left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Arch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Arch:
Timmy's Tick   V4 6B PG13     Boulder   
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Featured Route For The Arch

Big Baby Buddha V9 7C PG13  Hawaii : Oahu : The Arch
Stand start the the base of the spine on the arch and reach back to a right crimp and left pinch. Bump out left and make an awkward move to a decent hold. On crimps, transition out to your right to a pair of hard pinches / sidepulls and then to two crimps below the large bulge. Make a big move around the large bulge and top out. Crux is transitioning from underneath to the bulge as well as moving around the bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Hawaii

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By irujo
Jan 17, 2017
There are 2 different parking areas called Kaena point! Make sure you park on the one closer south west! If you don't then it is an hour and a half walk, not 20 minutes! I made this mistake on my last day of the trip and didn't have enough time once I realized the mistake was made

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