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worldonastrng


Jan 4, 2007, 10:52 AM
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Is it worth even bringing the shoes?  (North_America: United_States: Hawaii: Kauai_-_The_Garden_Isle)
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I'm off to Kauai in a couple of weeks until springtime comes around. Does anyone have any info on bouldering? I know its wet as hell, but maybe there's a few spots. It is even worth bringing the shoes? Thoughts?


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there are HUGE cliffs along the north shore near princeville. I don't know the quality of the rock because I was not a climber at the time.

I think you can take a zodiac around the north shore and you might be able to do some deep water soloing. I remember seeing all kinds of rock formations.


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how much of a burden is it to bring shoes with you?
just bring 'em, and if you do some climbing, great, and if not, well, it isnt that hard to pack a pair of climbibng shoes anyway.

-Sean


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space is definetely a concern for me. I'm bringing one backpack with photo gear and a bike. If there's deep water soloing I should bring both pairs. Hmm... Who knows, maybe there's opportunity for FAs.


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worldonastrng


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So does anyone have any experience bouldering here?


sethinkauai


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Any bouldering/climbing info that you learn on your trip, I'd love to hear. I'm moving to the north shore of kauai in February, and will be looking for climbs. Thanks! --Seth
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Seth, find anything? I'm vacationing on Kauai July 12 to the 18th. Would love to bring my gear and do some climbing, boulder, sport, or trad.

thanks much,
Chris


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Yep.

Back in 1990-something, I was there doing some work for the USN. Found a lava tube down near Hanalei Beach, near the restaurant. This has been a while back and there have been a lot of assorted head injuries and chemical interludes since then, so I'm not 100% sure of just how far from the beach or restaurant, BUT it was good enough that I drove the rental car off the shoulder of the road, pointed the headlights inside, pulled on my shoes and chalkbag (cuz back then, even roving the world doing interesting things to help spread democracy, I carried climbing gear everywhere that there wasn't active gunfire... and a few places that there was) and started chasing HUGE spiders out of the razor-sharp pockets widely spaced across the ceiling and sides. I got in about an hour of assorted eliminates, as I recall... but then again, I was desperate after a week of sun and surf, fantastic local agricultural products and wahines but no climbing, so getting to crank on anything was a blast. It will never be the Buttermilks, or Ft. Collins, but it kept my callouses intact and I acquired some PROUD bloodstains and gobies.


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thanks for the info. Just to help me get pointed in the right direction, which direction did you travel from the restaurant? Right or left when facing it?


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Sorry for the reply lag... I've been runing a trailwork session offline for the last three days.

I think the tube was back towards Cocanut Plantation, so I guess that was right when facing th restaurant.


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Muchas Gracias! :)


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