Skyline Crag

Approach

To get to Skyline Crag start at No.1 Fei Ngo Shan Road and walk a short way up the drive way (private road) until an obvious small track starts leading up the hillside to the right. Follow this up the hill until it splits, with the left branch going to Main Crag and the right leading you to Skyline Crag. Approach time approx. 25 minutes.  Approach can also be made from the covered service reservoir above Fei Ngo Shan Road. Although shorter in distance there is no defined path and a significant amount of bushwhacking is required.

Kowloon Peak Crag Map

Routes

Skyline Crag

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1 – Penance – VS 5a
Climb the left branch of the V cracks on the left side of the wall. Move strenuously along the ledges until it is possible to use a large foothold on the extreme left of the face to stand up. From here follow the left arete of the crag to its top.

2 – Typhoon – VS 5b
Climb the right branch of the V shaped crack, continuing up the crack for about 6 ft above the split before finishing straight above. A very strenuous climb.

3 – Eyrie – VS 5a
Climb to the overhang from the base of the large central gully. Move left to the outside wall of the gully and then climb the right wall of the crack, moving further right to finish.

4 – Red Route – E3 6a *
Originally an aid route but now a crag test piece.  Start at the large gully in the centre of the crag and move right to pull up onto a small rounded spike, using a pocket in the crack to the right.  Climb the crack to the next ledge, which has some fine jugs. Move up and left to a thin groove, which is followed (crux) until it is possible to move right to the exit ledge.
F.A. G. Jones (1991)

5 – Versatile – MVS **
Climb the broken crack on the right side of the buttress to a ledge. Above this follow another crack and corner to the top of the cliff. An alternative start leading straight to the groove is possible at about VS 5a. This follows a bottomless strenuous layback crack to reach the groove.

6 – Hob Nob – VS 5a
Climb the left crack of the V-shaped cracks to reach the top of the boulder. Climb easily over this to belay on the right. Traverse left from the belay to the slightly overhanging vertical crack, which is followed with difficulty to a ledge. Climb the block above via the central crack to reach the top of the cliff.

7 – Prelude – VDiff
A short crack on the right side of the cliff

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