Situated on a hillside overlooking Tsuen Wan, these boulders give some excellent technical problems (at nearly all levels) on high friction tuff (watch those tips). The setting and quality of the problems make the uphill slog to get to them well worth while.
Take either a taxi to the Allway Gardens, On Yat Street (Tsuen Wai Fa Yuen) and walk along the concrete footpath until you reach a small bridge, or take a bus to the TL Adventist Hospital (No. 39M) and walk up the concrete staircase opposite the hospital entrance. Once you’ve crossed over the bridge continue up the hill to a catchwater (you can drive to this point if you have your own transportation) and cross this, again continuing up the hill. After about 1/2km a path breaks right from the main one and contours the hillside a short way before continuing upwards, follow this until you reach a small shelter at the top of the hill. Turn right and follow a small dirt track to reach the Ha Fa Shan Boulders (visible on the summit to the right of the path) or break left off the main track, onto a dirt path, to head towards Shek Lung Kung, Lin Fa Shan and Radar Rocks.
There are five sets of boulders each with their own individual style and character.
Ha Fa Shan has by far the greatest number of problems, and with it’s short approach this makes it the most popular set (although it’s still unlikely to be crowded).
Lin Fa Shan has some absolute gems of problems and numerous easy angled slabs which are relatively good for beginners making it well worth a visit.
Shek Lung Kung is pretty rough rock and will eat your fingers alive but has some superb problems!
Radar rocks is home to some scary highballs and plenty of hard problems.
The cream of the crop for the hardcore boulderer however is undoubtedly Colin’s Boulders, with a high concentration of hard problems of almost every style.
See the pages here for guides to each area: