Action Alerts, Events, & Supported Needed
Below are ways to support us and get involved
ACTION ALERT & EVENTS
Have you filled out the DLNR/State Parks Volunteer Waiver?
Help us create a more educated outdoor recreational community while preserving nonrenewable cultural resources.
Before the Pali Trail was carved into the Ko’olauʻs, Kānaka climbed up and down the Pali on their journey across the island. After their climb they rested and traded at locations such as Kapena Falls. Kapena Falls is our recently adopted state park and that area was an off shoot of this traditional trail. Our T-shirt Fundraiser aims to raise money for cultural education signs within the state park. Our hope is to create a community that is more invested in the nonrenewable cultural resources at the park, such as the petroglyphs and agricultural terraces. Spaces like Kapena Falls are so innately Hawaiian and once the community has a way to understand the history and significance we hope to have more stewards to help us protect and preserve the area. As well as a space to teach the next generations about our Hawaiian History. Currently the State has not added signage or acknowledge these cultural resources, which has led to damage over the years. If the community isn’t able to connect to the space then we will have no one invested in its protection. Signage and cultural education is the best way forward. All money fundraised will go towards cultural educations signs.
The inspiration behind the shirt design is Traditional activities meeting with todayʻs development. We can honor, respect the Hawaiian culture, through acknowledging our history and sharing it.
Pi’i Pōhaku- To Ascend the Stone.
Shirts will be a one time print only. Only available until Dec 3rd, 2021. Get them while you can.
Mahalo for helping us.
We are excited to be working with a local company, Warrior Printing. Click the link below to order.
ACCESS FUND CLIMBING CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM
MAHALO FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WE RECEIVED THE GRANT!!!!
Climbing is still not a recognized and fully legal sport in all areas of Hawaiʻi. Our Pilot program within the Town Boulders space is our chance for the climbing community to work with the state of Hawaiʻi to create a climbing management plan. Our management plans are aimed at protecting and preserving cultural resources such as historical trails, petroglyphs and agricultural dry stacked walls while opening access to boulders that are deemed appropriate for climbing. The goal is to assist with a plan for responsible recreation while protecting the cultural resources within the State Park.
Mahalo for your support!
We received the Access Fund Grant for our climbing pilot program/partnership with the state parks!
Kānaka Climbers was awarded funding to help conduct an archaeological inventory to determine the location of cultural resources and maintain and mitigate damages to those cultural sites near climbing areas. The hope is to create a better relationship with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), state land managers, and the local community.
HAWAI'I VIRTUAL CRAG CLEAN UP
WAS A SUCCESS!
AUGUST 21st, 2021 (Global Climbing Day) - SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR NEXT VIRTUAL CRAG CLEAN UP
Mahalo to our dedicated volunteers and sponsors! You’ve made our first annual #hawaiivirtualcragcleanup amazing! Although we wish we could have larger events. We are happy we were all able to virtually compete! 93 bags of rubbish were removed from bouldering spots, trails and beaches this past month!
We are happy to announce our prize pack winners!
1st: @templej1, some @climbaloha swag and a metolius crash pad, @patagoniahonolulu pack!
2nd: @kassahounspero, got some @climbaloha swag, patagoina pack and a month membership to @oahubouldering!
3rd: @iambk_lee won a free pair of @scarpana climbing shoes and some climbaloha swag!
Our 4-6th place winners, @moroles_jm, @morgan.conger & @rachelneedsaninsta won learn a free ropes class from @hiclimbhawaii
He ʻike ʻana ia i ka pono.
It is a recognizing of the right thing.
[One has seen the right thing to do and has done it.]