We are a Kānaka 'Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) and Ally led non-profit organization that aims to encourage a more responsible and ethical outdoor recreational community in Hawaiʻi. We focus on providing vital, culture based education surrounding hiking and climbing. 

10.4 Million

Visitors a year 

1000ʻs

Sacred Sites

434+

Threatened and Endangered Species

1 Goal

To advise and educate on culturally appropriate and respectful ethics in the Hawaiian areas. 

Coming soon....

Mahalo for being so patient.

We donʻt feel comfortable rushing something this important. 

Want to help and recreate more responsibly in Hawai'i?

SIGN THE HAWAI'I ETHICS PLEDGE 

Our Resources

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Hawaiian Culture & Historical Resources 

Hawaiʻi Hiking & Climbing Resources

Clean Upʻs &
Site Protection

Head over to our Media Page for :

Radio Interviews, Panel Discussions & Articles 

with us! 

 

Check out our Events page for

our monthly educational events. 

Geotagging and Access

Geotagging isn’t something that Hawaiians (kānaka) or locals encourage.  Our landscapes are full of ENDEMIC and ENDANGERED flora and fauna, and culturally sensitive areas. Our islands and various hiking locations are under an immense physical pressure from overuse. 

 

Again, please do not share geo-tags, GPS coordinates, or locations of climbing or hiking in areas that are culturally or environmentally sensitive (or illegal) as this can attract unwanted attention to these unmanaged sites. If you haven't taken the time to learn about the area, we don't recommend going. 

 

Access concerns: Every climbing location in Hawai’i is access sensitive. Please do not post directions or geotag photos. This website does not give you permission to access any lands, either public or private. Recreate responsibly and enter at your own risk, and remember YOU represent the entire outdoor community. If a member of the general public or state agency asks you to leave, it is best to go. 

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Help support our educators, clean ups and site protections 

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