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Southeast Face

Page Type: Route

Location: Hawaii, United States, --

Lat/Lon: 21.00430°N / 156.54829°W

Object Title: Southeast Face

Route Type: Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

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Page By: sierramtngoat

Created/Edited: Aug 30, 2004 / Jun 21, 2006

Object ID: 161990

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Approach

From the parking lot, descend the obvious use trail to the coves to the right (west), then take the obvious use trail that leads up the the south face. The south face is what you see from the parking lot and you will never loose site of it. The base of the climb is no more that 100 yards from the parking lot.

Route Description

As far as I could see, this was the easiest line up the formation which involved only 380 feet of climbing, mostly on vocanic rock. Climb the obvious slot that goes up, climber's right, from the center of the base. Many class 3 moves will get you to where you can climb up and to the left, out of the drainage. Climb exposed rock to the top of the face. When you are above the face, you will be in knee high brush with 130 ft more to to go. The goal now is to avoid thrashing though seven foot tall grasses that house purple spiders the size of a small hand; climb up and to the right though short brush to the edge of the cliff on the east side where a use trail is gained; this will lead to the summit. This climb should take 15-25 minutes one way.

Essential Gear

The holds are good, no pro is necessary. I would recommend a pair of gaitors or long pants as the bushes will scratch your legs really bad.

Images

One on the many lines up the...