Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Temple Crag

Via Etrusca S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Elevation: 793 ft
GPS: 22.23, 113.984 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 407 total · 11/month
Shared By: Brian Boyd on Jul 28, 2015
Admins: Brian Boyd, Dan Flynn, Nate Ball
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Situated on the south side of Lantau Island. Some of the best views in Hong Kong, but with a long approach. The walls mainly face southwest, high above the coastline. Dries quickly after a rainstorm due to its exposure, but blazing hot in the warmer months.

Temple is definitly more of an adventure crag than other areas -- bolts are old (many spinners)and more widely spaced than more recently developed areas. There are routefinding issues getting to the descent, and climbers should be comfortable with a multi-pitch rappel as part of the approach.

While most people rap in and climb out, it is also possible to exit from the base. A very faint trail near Tin Hau leads to a drainage. There are a few fourth class sections with handlines. Turn right at the major trail , which eventually takes you to the park entrance.

Getting There

The first step is to get to Pui O village. You can take the Lantau ferry from Central to Mui Wo, and then either bus to Pui O, or taxi to Chi Ma Wan Road. You can also get to Pui O from a bus at the Tung Chung MTR. Temple Crag is the
large formation in the distance.
Temple Crag from Pui O

If traveling on foot from Pui O, follow the walkway, making sure to stay to the left of the water channel. If arriving by taxi, you want the entrance to the park on Chi Man Road.

park entrance

Follow the stairs up the path to the summit. The first set of routes top out on a triangular platform, visible directly below the summit.

main rappel station

There was a rap station from the summit to the platform, the station is gone as of 2015. Instead, continue walking downhill to an inobvious path on the right hand side.

Continue down a bushy gully, in between the climbers in the photo below.

That will take you to another faint path, where an exposed scramble leads out to the triangular platform. This last part of the approach is easy, but loose, and a 200' drop immediately below. There is an extremely worn looking handline leading down to the platform.

There are LOTS of bolts on the platform. The anchors on the right hand side (facing out) will take you to Via Etrusca and Tin Hau.

"path" off main trail

gully

last part of approach

approach map

Total distance from Pui O bus stop to the summit is roughly 5 kilometers, with a 213 meter elevation gain along the way.

1 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Temple Crag Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Sun & Shade

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

0 Comments

More About Temple Crag

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (2)

All Photos Within Temple Crag (10)

Most Popular · Newest · Random