Climbs 32
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 135m a.s.l
Faces SW

Crag features

Non-strenuous climbing, on high friction rock, with fantastic open views of the Lantau Hills, Cheung Sha and Pui O beaches and the Islands of the South China Sea make the up hill approach worthwhile. Taken from Hong Kong Climbing - The crag faces west and dries very quickly after rain but it can get hot on windless mid summer afternoons.

The two large, easily seen, buttresses on the hillside south of Pui O village are separated by a jungle gully (which is best avoided). Most climbs are on the left buttress (looking from the sea).

Good topo here:

https://hongkongclimbing.com/guide/temple-crag/

 

Approach notes

Catch the ferry from Central, Pier 7, to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) on Lantau Island. From the bus station outside the ferry pier either take the bus Pui O Village (as far as you can get on bus) or catch a taxi. In Pui O take the left turn onto Chi Ma Wan Road, continuing through Ham Tin and along the road some 700m further to the crest of the hill (au), Shap Leung Kau Tsuen. On the left is a concrete driveway leading to houses and on the right is a Country Park sign.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Left Buttress 
2?6a+  
3?6c+  
4Via Etrusca6a+ ** 
5On to Valhalla
-
6a * 
6Tin Hau
-
5a ** 
7Silent Prayer
-
6a **1
8Jaqattack
-
5a ** 
9The Trough
-
HS 4b * 
10Keep the Faith
-
6b+ *** 
11Tchizee
-
E1 5b ** 
12Buddhas Birthday
-
6a+ ** 
 Right Buttress 
14Gardener's Revenge
-
6a+  
15Spider Jam
-
5c  
16Kwun Yam
-
5b * 
17Pilgrim
-
5c * 
18Chupacabra Terror
-
HVS 5a  
19Toasted
-
6c+  
20Criminal Offense
-
6b+  
21Judge's Bribe
-
HVS 5a  
22Robbery6b+  
23Barking Deer
-
HVS 5a  
24Tax Evasion
-
E2 5c  
25JailbreakHVS 5a  
26Electric Chair6c  
27Monkeys of Doom
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6c  
28Temple Monkeys
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E2 5c  
29Rock Buffalo
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5c  
30Baby Fox
-
HS 4a  
31Mama Fox
-
HS 4a  
32Papa Fox
-
VS 4c  
33Temple Monk
-
HS 4a  
34Drunk Monk
-
HS 4a  
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