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Justin eyeing the possibilities. PC: Dave Chat / Unreal Hawaii

Justin eyeing the possibilities. PC: Dave Chat / Unreal Hawaii

Tiers of rock like the terrace walls of some giant farm of California grass and cactus. This spot sits in plain sight of one of Oahu's main freeways, and was first scoped out by Garret Murayama, though decades before he climbed. Justin Ridgely realized its potential in late-2011 and put up many of the spot's first ascents.

The rock here is bullet in places and choss almost everywhere else. During its development, much of the cleaning involved holds breaking while climbing, and it's an ongoing process. It's almost a guarantee to this day that something will sheer off mid-climb, no matter how well-traveled the problem. 

That being said, the climbing is fun and athletic, especially in the main cave, where the roof is featured and the slab topout is more technical than it appears.


Main Cave