Volcanic Rock Gym (Waipo, Oahu)
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Volcanic Rock Gym (Waipo, Oahu)

"The great thing about living in Hawaii is you can just be outdoors all the time," Kim says. Beyond the regular tourist's punch list of beach-based activities – swimming, surfing, sunning – Kim has found himself taking advantage of his new home's unique geography. "I actually started taking up rock climbing," he says. "We were looking for something to do and I have a friend who's really into it and he just said, 'Well why don't you come along?'" His climbs aren't limited to bouldering on the islands' many volcanic peaks; he's a big fan of man-made climbs as well. "There's this great rock climbing gym on the other side of Oahu – Volcanic Rock Gym," he says of the Waipo training spot, which has more than 3,000 feet of climbing areas. "They're great, actually."