“Strive to reach the highest”
Motto of Queen Kapiolani
Photo credit: Ryan Moss
Taking Hawaii on a higher road
Starting off as a climbing shop staffed by knowledgeable climbers, Climb Aloha was simply a means to fund future and existing climbing routes in Hawaii. Since our humble beginnings in 1999, Climb Aloha has funded the fabrication and purchase of thousands of dollars’ worth of bolts and hardware for Hawaii’s climbing routes as well as in Guam.
We continue to maintain and establish routes in Hawaii, using the best materials: titanium bolts, rings and links. Mahalo for supporting this important mission!
Shop profits go toward buying titanium bolts, steel chains and quick-links to put up at the routes on the island. Like our business, climbing embodies the Aloha Spirit. After you’ve spent some quality time on the Islands, you’ll learn that one of the most basic concepts of Hawaiian culture is ‘Aloha’, roughly translated as sharing. It pervades every aspect of life in Hawaii, whether it be land, food, or surf. Climb Aloha was named with the desire to embody and convey this philosophy.
Our staff works hard to keep public land accessible in Hawaii. Keeping trails maintained is just part of the battle. After 2.5 years of working with legislators and lobbying, Climb Aloha was able to get public access back to the Mokuleia Crag. We’ll need continued public pressure to open other cherished spots around the Islands. Make sure to check out our partners, The Access Fund and 808 Cleanups, to see how you can help. We also offer discounts to organizations doing conservation work.
We are the first organization on the islands to provide certified Rope Access, Fall Arrest, and Fall Restraint classes and certification. We take pride in the fact that all our recreational climbing classes are indeed that: classes. We want to share our knowledge with you. Feel free to stop by the shop just to chat about our climbing areas. We would love to give you the beta on the climbs, gear, or where to nab the best poke.
29 Routes retrobolted
We replaced old bolts on 29 routes at the Mokuleia Main Wall. Climb Aloha reinvests a portion of its profits back into the community, making rock climbing accessible for everyone on the island.