"Strive to reach the highest"
- Motto of Queen Kapi’olani
taking hawaii on a higher road
Starting off as a simple climbing shop staffed by knowledgeable climbers, Climb Aloha has been a means to fund future and existing climbing routes since the beginning. Climb Aloha has fabricated thousands of dollars worth of titanium bolts for route maintenance - using the money YOU spend here at the shop. We continue purchasing steel chains and links for anchor use.
We use the profits from the shop to buy titanium bolts, steel chains, and quicklinks to put up at the routes on the island. We feel like climbing embodies the spirit of aloha, and our business should too. After you’ve spend 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. Sharing 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 of sharing.
Our staff have been working hard to keep public land accessible in Hawaii. Keeping trails maintained is just part of the battle. After 2.5 years of lobbying and working with legislators, 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.
With a degree in marketing and another in entomology, Mike decided to both become an entomologist and found Climb Aloha. An accomplished climber and community leader, Mike has been taking care of Hawaii’s climbing for the last 20 years. His current project is taking care of his 4 children.
Jobs: Entomologist, SPRAT Rope Access Technician
A local boy, Rob joined the team in 2015 and brings extensive experience canyoneering in Hawaii and a love of climbing and teaching the sport to adults and children.
Jobs: Rope Access Technician, Climbing Instructor, Store Manager
Robert "Robot" Anderson started with the team way back in 2003 and has enjoyed rope access jobs all over the Pacific Region and meeting and teaching literally hundreds of professional and recreational clients over the years. In his spare time, catch Robot at the cliff, up at Waahila Ridge disc golfing, or relaxing with his husky, Sampson.
Jobs: SPRAT Rope Access Technician, Senior Climbing Instructor
Mike B can’t decide what he loves more: surfing, climbing, or lobbying for land access at the capitol. He puts his psychology and philosophy degrees to good use by navigating the treacherous waters at both town hall and Pipeline.
Jobs: Head Climbing Instructor, SPRAT Rope Access Technician
FOUNDER OF CLIMB ALOHA
MANAGER OF CLIMB ALOHA GEAR SHOP
ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN
SPRAT ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN
SENIOR CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR
SPRAT ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN
Our Rock Climbing Permit, officially reopening the Mokulēia crag
Spencer points out some the finer points in the new Rock Climbing Permit Signage.
Old rusted bolts and chains removed from the Mokuleia Main Wall.
Climb Aloha team member Robot installing new bolts at Makapu'u for the community to use.
New bolts purchased with a portion of Climb Aloha's profits.
New bolt installed by our staff, insuring the safety of every climber at Mokuleia.
New bolt installed by our staff, insuring the safety of every climber at the Jungle site.
Climb Aloha was awarded The Golden Piton Award.
The Hawaii Climbing Coalition was honored by the 2014 Sharp End Awards.