Sleeping Giant (Nonou Mountain) Climber's Log

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agreenstreet - Dec 25, 2006 11:45 pm

Route Climbed: Nounou Mtn. Trail Date Climbed: December 23, 2006  Sucess!

Climbed with my brother and dad on our christmas vacation to Kauai. Fun climb with good views, a nice change of vegetation from the Washington forests I'm used too.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Cool!  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked this in 3 hrs, nice pace, great views! Cool scramble near the top.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 20, 2006 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Nounou Mountain Trail  Sucess!

An easy hike, fine views. Trip Report


mdash - Sep 4, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2006

East Side Trail  Sucess!

Ran up the trail to the picnic table, then climbed up the (somewhat) exposed rock to the top. The part past the picnic area is described in guidebooks as scary and treacherous, so a few folks just stopped there. Too bad. The rocks aren't THAT difficult, and the view is magnificent from up there! Good views of King Kong, too.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Aug 18, 2006 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Nounou Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Nice easy short hike (1:30h) with great views after kayaking on the Wailua river. Lots of ripe strawberry guavas. Yum!


Maverix - Jan 27, 2005 8:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2004

Nounou Mountain Trail  Sucess!

This was a strenuous hike, the trail rose steeply right up to the top. Enjoyed the climing at the end. Great views all around.


craghag - Dec 12, 2004 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Nounou Moutain Trail Date Climbed: 11-6-02  Sucess!


Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Oct 25, 2004 7:55 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Nov. 5th, 1995  Sucess!

Stopped in Kauai on the way back from Singapore and Thailand to visit an old friend I grew up with in Portland and who now happens to live in the shadow of this peak. Needed to go climb something so ran over there and gave it a shot. Finally found a trail and was pleasantly surprised... Good views of the coastal towns. Nice little peak.


birdhead - Sep 23, 2004 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: Nounou Mountain Trail Date Climbed: September 20, 2004  Sucess!

Very muddy and not really worth it.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Sep 13, 2004 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: Nounou Mountain Trail Date Climbed: November 6, 2002  Sucess!

My first summit with an ocean view!


Bentley - Jul 10, 2004 9:06 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: February 2000  Sucess!

My wife and I did this in a little morning jaunt--nice little 3rd class scramble at the giant's chin and an outstanding summit view!


rpc - May 28, 2004 12:41 pm

Route Climbed: Nounou Mtn. Trail Date Climbed: Thanksgiving 2003  Sucess!

Guess I forgot to sign my own page summit log earlier....

Went there with my wife for an extended Thanksgiving weekend. Not being hard core enough to try Waiale'ale, settled on this very short hike but with a decent summit. Interesting vegetation along the way. Some amazing views - King Kong Mtn. on one side and Haupu'u on the other. Those looked like more substantial objectives. Not sure about access (one or both might be on private land.....real shame if they are) and also how to climb those things? From afar, they look like at least 4th class on steep moss and mud. I can picture using snow pickets driven into that stuff with a hammer for pro :)

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