A recently developed crag right above the heart of Hong Kong’s Central District. The relative ease of access, amenable grades and good quality of routes are sure to make the crag popular. The length of the routes means a 60m rope is a must if you want to get back down again after climbing.
The crag can be approached from either the end of Po Shan Road or Old Peak Road (the bit where traffic has to stop).
From Po Shan Road: At the top of Po Shan Road climb up the concrete maintenance staircase to the top of the slope. From the top of the concrete staircase follow an older set of stairs a another 3 or 4 metres up until you reach an old, slightly overgrown footpath (As of feb 2013 this area has been fenced off and it is necessary to follow a fixed line up the steep stream channel to the right of the hoarding in order to reach the footpath). Turn left and follow this for 10 minutes until you reach a relatively open drainage line with little vegetation and a slabby rocky bed (currently (Sept 2012) easily identifiable by the ‘Slope Stabilisation’ warning sign hanging over it). It is also possible to carry on slightly further along the path and scramble up some granite slabs (currently with a wooden staircase up it to provide access for construction workers).
From Peak Road: From the rest area at the end of the road follow the footpath rightwards as it contours the hillside. After 5 minutes or so, just after crossing some granite slabs, the path climbs steeply up a narrow flight of stairs before continuing around the hillside to reach the same drainage channel described above.
Follow the drainage channel upstream for 5 minutes until you reach the base of a small cliff. Traverse right to reach Austin Powers Crag etc. or left until you reach the bottom of a fixed line to access Soho Crag and the cliffs above. The fixed line leads approximately 30m up a steep slab to the base of the crag, where a limited amount of space is available for stashing rucksacks etc. whilst you climb.