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Black Rock

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About Black Rock:

Black Rock jutts out from the beach in Kaanapali. It's a popular snorkeling area right in front of the Sheraton hotel. There is a nightly torch lighting ceremony with a Hawaiian doing a dive off the rock. It's about 20 feet high and you can easily swim out to it. The face is covered with volcanic holds that allow you to be creative and make your own route going up. An easy V0-V1 but who cares since it's the only good boulder route on the island :) I was just so appreciative to find it after a week of vacationing on the island. When you get to the top, you enjoy the view, then you JUMP! Just make sure there's no sea turtles or snorkelers under in your splash zone. And then you do it again and again. By the way, you'll have an audience from all the Sheraton sunbathers and snorkelers. If you aren't staying at the hotels, then you can park at the Whaler's Village shopping area ($ parking).
Approach: Park at the Whaler's Village parking area in Kaanapali if you aren't staying at the adjacent hotels. Walk the beach trail to the rock. Swim to the rock and climb up from the water.
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Access Issues: There are signs along the land-side part of the rock formation that warns people not to climb, but there aren't any signs on the water protected part. So climb on!
Rock Type: Basalt
Type of Climbing: Bouldering
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