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Lion Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,312'
Location: 22.35192, 114.18534 View Map  Incorrect?
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Dominating the skyline behind the Kowloon Peninsula, Lion Rock (so called because when viewed from certain angles the profile of the crag resembles that of a Lion) is probably Hong Kong’s best ‘mountain crag’. Although not huge, about 250ft at its tallest point, the granite cliff is perched high on a hillside well above the city, and with few other parties generally climbing there it’s easy to feel detached from the chaos of the crowds below.

Getting There 

From Kowloon side:
Take the MTR to Lok Fu Station and get a taxi to Lion Rock Country Park (Sze Tse San). Follow the road to the right of the park entrance gates for about 30m before heading up the hill on a well signposted footpath. Upon reaching a small shelter on the ridgeline take the upper right hand path (signposted to Lion Rock) and continue upwards. When approximately level with the toe of the crag a small dirt path breaks off right from the main track (at a small clearing in the footpath) and leads to the foot of the cliff. Approach time approx. 40 minutes.

From Sha Tin side:
Take the MTR to Sha Tin Station and get a taxi to Mong Fu Shek BBQ. From here follow the obvious footpath up the hill towards the crag. From the shelter follow the left hand path up the ridge and approach as for Kowloon side. Approach time approx. 45 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Hong Kong area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lion Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lion Rock:
Gweilo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For Lion Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Top Cat

Top Cat 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Asia : China : ... : Lion Rock
Top Cat is a two pitch trad variation to the initial pitches of Gweilo. Rap, or finish on Gweilo or Ward's Groove.P1: Climb the lefthand crack. Move left to belay on the Gweilo anchors.P2: Step back right and continue up the crack on easier terrain. Cruxy and committing moves at the top. Use the Gweilo anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: No lions, but lots of monkeys.
No lions, but lots of monkeys.
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Turnoff from the main trail to the climbing area a...

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