5 Great Sport Climbing Crags in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tiffany Fernyhough

The climbing community in Hong Kong is booming so why not visit one of the many easily accessible crags to see where the city meets the jungle.

Most people think of sky scrapers and shopping malls when they think of Hong Kong. But what you may not know is that Hong Kong is also a hidden gem for rock climbing with the sports popularity ever increasing. Below are a few of the many crags you may wish to visit for spectacular views and an all round unforgettable experience. 

Devils Peak 

An abseil approach into a crag best known for its slab climbing. Enjoy a view of the harbor from Kowloon side though make sure you have plenty of water! There is no relief from the sun or the heat in this old World War II battle ground. 

Kowloon Peak

With a few single pitch sport climbs and trad multi pitch climbs, Kowloon Peak provides a great view of eastern Kowloon. 

Lion Rock

Home of the Hong Kong classic sport multi pitch 'Gweilo', Lion Rock is a must - whether you hike to the summit or climb the views from this dominating landmark of the Hong Kong skyline are unparalleled.  

Tung Lung Chau

Described as "Hong Kong's premier climbing area", Tung Lung provides a unique experience from the ferry boat approach to the sea spray while belaying. The majority of the island rock face is bolted with trad routes available too. 

Ap Lei Chau

Best to go with a local for this one to communicate with the sampan operators for an easier access to the climb site. Otherwise it can be accessed by foot. A relatively new development to Hong Kong climbing right on the waters edge. 

For more crags in Hong Kong and for detailed descriptions on access and routes visit Hong Kong Climbing

Published: October 28, 2017

Tiffany Fernyhough

Outdoor Educator from Hong Kong + New Zealand | Currently in Alberta, Canada

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