Diety Bay (To Tei Wan)

General

A small collection of boulders located on a beach in Tai Tam Bay. The limited number of problems means it won’t keep the keenest of boulders entertained for more than an hour or so. However, having the beach and sea in such close proximity makes it a fine spot for those days when you need to cool off at a moments notice.

Access

The beach is located along Shek O Road, just before Cape D’Aguilar and opposite the start of the Dragon’s Back hiking trail. A small sign post indicates the start of the footpath leading down the hill. The beach is also know as To Tei Wan or Catamaran Beach due to the Hobie Cat sailing club based there.

Blocs

The blocs are located at the northern end of the beach, a few minutes walk from the Hobie Cat Clubhouse. I last visited here in about 2003 so really can’t recall the grades of the problems. Feel free to comment below so we can update details accordingly.

Bloc 1

1) Plain Sailing
Climb the right side of the slab.

2) Bald Slab
After a hard start, climb more easily up the middle of the slab

3) Diety Arete
The left arête of the slab has a tricky start and a balance finish

Bloc 2

4) Circles in the Sand (sds)
Sit start using poor holds and heel hooks before slapping out right to the break. Rock up and finish more easily up the featured slab above. So called due to the butt imprints left from a matless sit start

5) Dimpled Face
The centre of the featured wall, starting with a careful step up into the obvious dish.

6) Left of Centre
The left arête of the face.

Bloc 3

7) Project?
Somehow attain the hanging flake in the upper wall and finish up this.

8) Driftwood
Climb the arete and shallow groove.

9) Sinking Feeling
The arête further right, above the sea.