Climbs 41
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 435m a.s.l
Faces S

Far from the maddening crowd - on Lion Rock, Hong Kong © StuartM

Crag features

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.

Good topo here:

Approach notes

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. 

Walking time: 40mins

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. 

Walking time: 45mins


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Just uploaded some photos of the Hong Kong Lion Rock. Hopefully the Llyn Padarn photos will be removed...
Highpeak - 06/Mar/10
all the photos are of lion rock at llyn padarn rather than th one in hong kong, maybe someone should sort this out? trys
trys - 10/Sep/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 West Face 
E1 5b  
3Henry's Walk
4b 2
6Gweilo5c ***18
7Ward's GrooveHVS 5b ***6
8Waikiki Beach
HVS 5a ** 
9Space Odyssey
E1 5b  
10Feline Phrenology
7a **2
11Walking on Sunshine
7b ** 
12Double Espresso
8a+ ** 
13Reunion II6b **1
14Unemployment Line6a **1
15Top CatHVS 5b 1
E2 6a * 
17Fickle Felines
6b **1
18Cats and Dogs6a+ ** 
19Christmas Tree
E4 6c  
20Jet Roar
6b+ ** 
21Kitten Claws
7a * 
HVS 5a 1
23Pussy Galore
6c * 
24The ArÍte
6a+ **2
25Groove Finish
6b *** 
26Hello Kitty
7a ** 
6c **2
28Dancing with Fire
29The Power of Love
8b *** 
30Balance of Power
7a **1
31Scaredy Cat
 East Face 
33East FlakeHVS 5a *2
34Last Round, Last Minute
8a+ *** 
35Austrian Staircase6a ***10
36Lion King
6c **2
7a *** 
38Stray Cat Strut
 Hind Paw Buttress 
41Sex Kitten
6a+ * 
43The Cats Claws
HVS 5b  
44Stephen and Stitt's Day Out
5b * 
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