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Hong Kong Climbing
trappers
13/05/2008
12:04:53 PM
Does anybody know any climbers in HK who would be willing to show a blow in around in mid July?

DT
13/05/2008
12:22:41 PM
Try the Hong Kong Climbing website.

http://www.hongkongclimbing.com

There's a forum where you could try & find someone
trappers
13/05/2008
12:31:12 PM
yeah i tried this and registered and everything but it wont let me in.
burger
13/05/2008
12:35:43 PM
I went and climbed at the Tsuen Wan boulders which are supposedly one of the better boulder areas. The guide doesnt mention that it is situated on a burial site. Not quite a cemetary but there are enough tombstones around.

Dont know what the other areas are like but I dont really trust the guidebook much after key info like this was left out.
trappers
13/05/2008
12:43:24 PM
Good tip

Eduardo Slabofvic
13/05/2008
1:06:52 PM
Tung Lung Island is very popular. It's the kind of place you could turn up at by yourself and sleaze you
way onto a rope. Lion rock is O.K. but a bit hot (depends on the day really), youíd need to go there with a
partner. Iíve been bouldering at Sheko (not sure of the spelling of that), there are routes there as well, but
I didnít do any.

I also went walking on Lama Island and it is covered in granite boulders (100ís of thousands of boulders).
I didnít see any evidence of bouldring activity, but on the far side of the island thereís a nice beach with
biggish boulders (5m or so high).

JoeGray
13/05/2008
4:13:14 PM
Hi Trappers,
I'm an ex-Melburnian living here in HK and spend a fair amount of time here climbing.

Often it can be quite hard to convince Hong Kong climbers to take along a tourist but hongkongclimbing is probably the best place to start. Almost everyone here is a weekend warrior pursuing their own thing (new routing, projecting hard climbs etc). On top of that July is going to be the hot and wet season and a lot of climbers tend to chase other pastimes during the summer here.

Eduardo's right, Tung Lung would be about the only place you could expect to show up and get a belay. The second most popular place for climbing (not much of a boulderer myself) would be 'central crags' which is pretty close to the heart of the city (on Hong Kong Island) and offers great views from the top of many climbs. Often you'd run into someone there, but you couldn't be assured of finding someone to climb with.

That said, so long as it's dry, I'm out most weekends climbing something. If you shoot me an email or a PM closer to the date and pray to the weather gods, I'll try to organise to show you something. If you have any more questions about climbing here I'm more than happy to rant on.

Cheers,
Joe Gray
Duncan
13/05/2008
8:11:53 PM
I had a day at Tung Lung in March and thought it was greasy as hell but the locals said it was perfect conditions. July conditions would be a nightmare. Good place to buy gear but.
trappers
14/05/2008
3:43:22 PM
Cheers Joe, will do. Speak to you then.

Dikko
15/05/2008
10:08:28 AM
Tsuen Wan is pretty good. If you stay to the mainland China side of the Ha Fa Shan boulders you can avoid the burial ground. It is rather un avoidable to be walking thru what seems like people's back yards though. The locals are 'fairly' friendly but their dogs are fairly vicious lookin.

It's pretty sweaty work too, especially for us southern type people who dont dig humidity.

The MTR goes to Tsuen Wan, then it is 45m-1hr walk (or taxi) to the boulders. The 'track' starts at a row of massive green and white apartment high rises.

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