Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Monkey Buttress

Back to School S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cheeky Monkey T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gorilla Warfare S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hell T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jujube's Memory S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
No! No! No! S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Via Spericolata S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 617 ft
GPS: 22.283, 114.197 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 1,019 total, 20/month
Shared By: Nick Sullens on Oct 7, 2013
Admins: Brian Boyd, Dan Flynn, Nate Ball
Getting weather forecast...

Description

A short crag (10-15 meters at most) in an easily accessible location. Vertical to slightly off vertical climbing on thin edges and pockets. The rock is volcanic but of a slightly different character than the other volcanic locations in Hong Kong.

A number of new routes were recently developed on the left side of the crag, most of which are at a lower grade than the previous routes. Very easy access and a mix of grades will make this a popular area. Link to a .pdf guide for the area:

pdf download for Monkey Buttress

Getting There

Green minibus 25 from Causeway Bay, or taxi from Tin Hau MTR. Go to the end of Braemar Hill Road. From the end of the road, take the steps down the drainage and cross a small stream to a dirt path. As you walk uphill on orange color dirt, look for a concrete slab in the middle of the trail. At this point look turn right. Follow the trail with a fixed handline or two to the crag.





7 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Monkey Buttress Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

Andrew Riley
Yangon, Myanmar
Andrew Riley   Yangon, Myanmar
First of all take the first right turn you see when you're heading up the trail. When we were there, there were climbing ropes tied along the trail. This takes you to the base of the crag. It shouldn't be much more than a 5 minute approach. Secondly, we went to Monkey Buttress on a trip to HK in June/July. During this time of year there are a bunch of HUGE spiders (as big as your face) that make webs across the trail. I'm not sure if they're poisonous, but just an FYI. Also take a lot of mosquito spray and also mosquito coils. There are a bunch of relentless mosquitos at this crag. Thirdly, if it's the summer don't go to the crag until about 1:00. Before this in the summer it's pretty much unclimbable. The locals that we met told us that the local community calls the crag "Hell." Enjoy. Jul 5, 2015

More About Monkey Buttress

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Monkey Buttress (8)

Most Popular · Newest