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scuzzyMD


May 12, 2008, 10:13 PM
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deep water free solo  (North_America: United_States: Hawaii)
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Is there any possibility of deep water free soloing in Hawaii, specifically Oahu? I'm going to be there for three weeks this summer and it would be totally rad to find some.

This image that I came across on the hawaii tourism website (www.gohawaii.com) gives me hope:
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USnavy


May 16, 2008, 6:51 PM
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There is no established DWS on Oahu that I am aware of. There is some on one of the near by islands however its not really “established”. We do however have over 100 sport, trad and top rope routes if your interested in that. My only other suggestion would be to email Mike through his site (http://www.rockclimbinghawaii.com/) and ask him. He is the foremost authority on climbing on the island.

p.s. I would email the website admin and ask him where that picture came from. I have not seen any rock on Oahu similar to that in the picture on Oahu.


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if you do find anything keep us updated my family may be going and I'd love to find some good places


zibircut


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That image is from one of the blow holes on Kuaui, along the Napali coast.

Didn't seem like a climbing spot exactly. rock crumbles, sea and the winds have weathered the rock tremendously. waves keep crashing against the cliff face.

By the way that's a cool spot to be accessing by a kayak.


scuzzyMD


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Thanks for all of the responses. I plan on doing some kayaking along the Napali coast, so I'll post later if I see anything climbable there.


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