Aquila Crag


To get to Kowloon Peak’s Aquila Crag, start at the cement stairs that begin off Old Clearwater Bay Road, approximately 100 meters above the Good Hope School. Follow the obvious track to the right of the electrical pylon. The first crag is Split boulder about 100 meters from the start. Aquila can easily be seen to the right of Split boulder.

Kowloon Peak Crag Map


Note: Routes have been indicated based on previous written descriptions. Any more accurate information much appreciated.

1 – Mini – V Diff
Climb up and over the scoop at the left of the crag.

2 – Shrimp – V Diff
Climb the crack 10ft to the right of Mini.

3 – Hangover – HV Diff
Start on a small ledge and climb the vegetated crack above.

4 – Rubicon – S
Climb the large crack line with an insitu chockstone. When this crack peters out, move right to the next crack and finish up this.

5 – Brass Monkey – S
Start beneath a small overhang and climb the crack through this to the top of the boulder. Continue up the flake above and move up and right on the wall to a ledge. Reach above the right crack and mantel to the hole.

6 – Pendulum – HS 4a
Start at the very right hand end of the south face. Climb up to the tree and move right to the corner. Swing round the corner to finish up the flake of Rope Wall.

7 – Rope Wall – S
Start at the bottom right of the cliff and climb the diagonally leftwards trending crack to a ledge. Follow the flake above the ledge to the top of the crag.

8 – Sprite – HV Diff
Climb the crack at the bottom right of the cliff, using the right slab for footholds.


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Ian Ho

Aquila Crag is very close to Split Boulder, about 50m away. The upper illustration is a bit off,


Thanks Ian – any chance you could send a mark up of the correct location for me? Great to be getting feedback from the community on things like this 👍🏻