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
2 Sauriaphobia
E1 5b  
3 Henry's Walk
4 Obsession
5 Prelude
4b 2
6 Gweilo 5c *** 19
7 Ward's Groove HVS 5b *** 7
8 Waikiki Beach
HVS 5a **  
9 Space Odyssey
E1 5b  
10 Feline Phrenology
7a ** 2
11 Walking on Sunshine
7b **  
12 Double Espresso
8a+ **  
13 Reunion II 6b ** 1
14 Unemployment Line 6a ** 1
15 Top Cat HVS 5b 1
16 Aslan
E2 6a *  
17 Fickle Felines
6b ** 1
18 Cats and Dogs 6a+ **  
19 Christmas Tree
E4 6c  
20 Jet Roar
6b+ **  
21 Kitten Claws
7a *  
22 Catastrophe
HVS 5a 1
23 Pussy Galore
6c *  
24 The ArĂȘte
6a+ ** 2
25 Groove Finish
6b ***  
26 Hello Kitty
7a **  
27 Firecracker
6c ** 2
28 Dancing with Fire
29 The Power of Love
8b ***  
30 Balance of Power
7a ** 1
31 Scaredy Cat
  East Face
33 East Flake HVS 5a * 2
34 Last Round, Last Minute
8a+ ***  
35 Austrian Staircase 6a *** 14
36 Lion King
6c ** 2
37 Tigger
7a ***  
38 Stray Cat Strut
  Hind Paw Buttress
40 Jellylorum
41 Sex Kitten
42 Fangtastic
6a+ *  
43 The Cats Claws
HVS 5b  
44 Stephen and Stitt's Day Out
5b *  
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