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Elevation: 709 ft
GPS: 22.28176, 114.20606
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Shared By: Bob Moseley on Jun 22, 2020
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Morning Buttress lies in a small forested valley near Sir Cecil’s Ride, a major hiking route above North Point. Along with Sunset Wall and Garden Buttress, Morning Butt is another of the small granite satellite crags of Monkey Buttress scattered across this part of Hong Kong Island.

Morning Buttress presents a mix of climbing styles. There are short bolt-protected boulder problems, sporty clip-ups, an aid line, and trad cracks. And then, of course, there is the intimidating roof of Quarantine Crack, which is actually wide off-width or a narrow chimney depending on how big you are. Overall, even many of the sport routes require “trad-like” moves – hand jams, foot jams, chimneys, full-body mantles, etc. So, don’t be afraid to stick your hand in that crack. Unleash all your skills. Or maybe perfect some new ones.

Find more information at hongkongclimbing.com.

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Morning Butt is approached from the east end of Braemar Hill Road as you would for Mount Parker and Garden Buttress. In fact, Morning Butt lies between the trails to Garden and Parker a few meters south of where they split. From the Braemar Hill Road trailhead, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the crag. See map on hongkongclimbing.com for access map.

There are three distinct sectors:

Quarantine Roof: When hiking from Braemar Hill Road you will encounter this super obvious sector first. The awe-inspiring roof will be on your left as you descend stairs. A short path leads to the base.

The Escarpment: Continue on the paved trail past Quarantine Roof a short distance to the bottom of the stairs, step across a small gully on your right and follow the path to the wall visible through the forest.

Top Tier: Follow the base of The Escarpment to the far-left end, past the Butter Fingers-Belly Flop face. Scramble up a short distance onto a large ledge system below a short wall.

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