As I watch the video I'm wondering if one of these idiots will be falling to their death, considering the steepness of this mountain ridge.
OMG, I am sweating just watching this video! Maybe I'm being a bit too harsh on them... I mean, if I don't have anything else to live for, or if my life doesn't matter that much to me, I guess I could see myself doing this.
From their YouTube description:
We started at the Pali Lookout and climbed the rather well traveled trail to the Pali Puka. Joining me was Randy, Francis, and myself. We proceeded beyond the Puka and the start of suicide climbs over a razor thin and crumbly ridges. The scariest part was when we reached the "W", a set of 3 notches, while retaining it's razor thin profile, all composed of crumbly rock! On the 3rd notch, we had to descend via a cable that is attached to what is known as "anvil rock", a crumbly mess of "rock" that appears ready to give at any moment (it wiggles when you push it hard)! The final climb to Lanihuli was the slowest climb ever, fighting through tangles of everything all the way to the top.
We also got the opportunity to hike with Martyna and Allegra, who just happened to be hiking this same route the same day! They caught up to us just above the Pali Puka Wall. We teamed up and tackled the Lanihuli summit together! These two can really hike! It was a pleasure to hike along side you guys!
Once at the summit, we descended the Lanihuli Trail which is no fun at all, considering it's 6 mile (one way) trail!
All in all, this hike was the scariest and most difficult hike I've ever done... This gives True Manamana a run for it's money!