HCC is an organization that evolved out of a two-and-a-half year effort to regain access to Hawai'i's crown jewel of climbing: the Mokulēia Wall. Hawai'i's rock climbers have a long tradition of embracing fastidious safety measures, detailed record keeping, and environmental stewardship for all of our crags. However, the legal climate in Hawai'i is such that liability has become a pressing concern for our State officials — and has led to area closures in the past. Most public land in Hawai'i, including the Mokulēia Wall, is controlled by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). In order to mitigate some of DLNR's concerns about liability stemming from rock climbing, the Hawai'i Climbing Coalition (HCC) was formed. We now carry on our practices of hardware vigilance, record keeping, and environmental stewardship in an official capacity through a Revocable Permit issued by DLNR. We are entirely staffed by volunteers and our membership is made up of both residents and visitors alike who all share a common passion for climbing at the finest crag in Hawai'i.