Access to Cheung Chau will normally (unless you live in Mui Wo / Peng Chau) be gained via the New World First Ferry from Pier No. 5 of Central Ferry Pier. Schedules in 2020 are provided below, but should be checked against the NWFF website to ensure accurate times are followed.
As a boulderer and assuming you’ll be taking a pad with you, only Ordinary Ferry Services can be used as luggage is not permitted on the Fast Ferries. The ordinary ferry takes about an hour to travel between Central and Cheung Chau:
|Weekdays & Saturdays||Sundays & Public Holidays|
|Central to Cheung Chau||06:10; 07:40; 09:00; 10:15; 11:15; 12:15; 13:15; 14:15; 15:15; 16:15; 17:20; 18:00; 18:45; 19:30; 19:40; 20:30; 21:30; 22:30; 23:30||06:30; 07:30; 08:30; 09:30; 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; 13:30; 14:30; 15:30; 16:30; 17:30; 18:30; 19:30; 20:30; 21:30; 22:30; 23:30|
|Cheung Chau to Central||05:50; 06:40; 07:15; 07:50; 08:40; 10:00; 11:15; 12:15; 13:15; 14:15; 15:15; 16:15; 17:15; 18:20; 19:30; 20:30; 21:30; 22:30; 23:30||06:30; 07:30; 08:30; 09:30; 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; 13:30; 14:30; 15:30; 16:30; 17:30; 18:30; 19:30; 20:30; 21:30; 22:30; 23:30|
The main sectors of bouldering on Cheung Chau currently developed are situated on the south coast of the island, pretty much covering the entire coastal extent from the Reclining Rock in the southwest all the way to the Jade Seal in the southeast.
Don Bosco Boulders
The Don Bosco Boulders are situated on the southeast corner of Cheung Chau, beneath the Fa Peng area. Access to this area is made by making your way from the ferry pier towards Don Bosco Road Garden. Continue south passed the garden before continuing a short way east along Don Bosco Road until a small dirt trail breaks right off this (at about 22.203227, 114.036571). Follow this trail down the hill to reach some intermittent granite slabs, which are then followed down hill to reach the coastline below. Once at the coast, head right for the Seascape Sector or left for the Don Bosco and Jade Seal Sectors. Access to these latter two sectors can also be gained from the east, from the end of the Mini Great Wall Trail.
Don Bosco Sector
At the base of the hillside and upon reaching the coastline, turn left and scramble along the blocky shoreline to reach the various sectors. A number of the blocs n this sector are affected by both high tide and big swells so try to pick a small swell and low tide period to visit to get the most out of your time.
Jade Seal Sector
The Jade Seal Sector is focused primarily around the Jade Seal Boulder, a free standing bloc with fine problems on nearly all its faces.