The following PDF downloads are basic guides for a number of the climbing areas in Hong Kong. The guides are all free to download, print and use but please note that their content is copyrighted so they should not be reproduced or distributed for any commercial purposes. The format of the guides is A5 size, so for best results simply print in booklet style in Acrobat and then staple along the spine. Quick. Cheap. Easy.
The guides are essentially a snapshot of the website content, which is a live document on the current known climbing areas in Hong Kong. As such, please feel free to comment below on any typo’s found, disagreements on grades given, improvements in descriptions etc. You’re also invited to send in any new photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org for our consideration.
Many people have contributed these guides in some way, shape or form including (amongst others): Martin Lancaster (the original keeper of the knowledge before hongkongclimbing.com came into existence); Danny Ng, Rocky Lok, Geoff Breach, Francis Haden, Gianfranco Bigazzi, Alberto Cipriani, Brian Boyd, Royce Ferguson, Karen Chan, Jon Butters, Nick Smith, Keith Hazelaar, Dennis Hodgson, Matt Tranter, and many more.
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Apl Lei Chau (Nov 2019)
Beacon Hill (Nov 2019)
Beacon Heights (Sept 2020)
Cape Collinson (Nov 2019)
Central Crag (Mar 2020)
MaTaiStream – Hero Crag & X-Rock (Apr 2020)
Monkey Buttress (Nov 2019)
Mount Parker (Dec 2019)
Mount Stenhouse (1982)
Sai Kung Rock Climbing (1977)
Sunset Wall (Mar 2020)
TungLung (Nov 2019)
Tat Hong Trad Climbs (Aug 2020)
Original TL Topo (Dec 1995)
Waterfall Rock (Nov 2019)
MaTaiStream – Hero Crag Bouldering (Apr 2020)
Bloc Guide Update (2020/21)
Working drafts of the updated Bouldering Guidebook content (tentatively scheduled for publication in Q3 2021). All action shots are just placeholders so feel free to send any good pictures (and comments for typo’s etc.) to email@example.com
Chung Hom Kok – all areas (Jan 2021)
ShekO – all areas (Jan 2021)
Tsuen Wan – all areas (Nov 2020)
Kowloon Peak (Oct 2020)
Lamma – Sok Kwu Wan (Jan 2021)
Tai Koo (Jan 2021)
There’s a copy of the old D.C Reeves Guidebook from the 1960’s here for those interested: DC Reeves Guidebook.
The above guides are intended as aide memoirs to help you get out and enjoy some of the awesome climbing Hong Kong has to offer. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained within them and they should be used entirely at your own risk. If in doubt, hire a professional guide or trust your own instinct…