Rocktype Volcanic tuff
Altitude 19m a.s.l
Tyrolean Traverse at Sea Gully, Tung Lung Chau, Hong Kong © StuartM
A social ferry ride to an island location, top scenery and some of the best routes in the region make this a premiere climbing area. Climbers can choose from an ample quantity of sport routes up slabs, walls and overhanging rock. Technical Wall is a major forcing ground on the local scene and where Todd Skinner climbed the classic Tung Lung Bad Boy in 1992.
Climbers often congregate for tasty homemade dumplings or noodles at Mrs. Lee’s Holiday Store with its walls adorned by artwork on polystyrene foam slabs. Try to find Todd Skinner’s autographed piece ‘Live your life like a thrown knife’. Mr. Wong’s cafe next door is very popular for ginger fried rice with the added attraction of a sea view.
Ferries depart from Sai Wan Ho (Hong Kong Island) or from Yau Tong (Kowloon). Travel time is around 45 minutes or enough time to swap beta from fellow punters before the time comes to tie-in. Service available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only (except Lunar New Year’s Day and the second day of Lunar New Year).
Ferries berth at two jetties each with respective paths that lead to the ‘Holiday Store’ and a collection of cafes serving local favourites such as dumplings and coffee that could constitute rocket fuel. If coming on the Sai Wan Ho ferry, disembark later at the ‘new’ North Pier.
From the cafes, the path continues towards the coast and shortly thereafter a public camping ground. Continuing straight ahead leads to Technical Wall, while turning right and walking through the campsite and then uphill leads to Sea Gully and Big Wall.
Mid-week travel can be arranged by a sampan from the typhoon shelter at Sai Wan Ho. A speed boat (with capacity for eight people) can be arranged by calling Mr Cheng at: +852 9080 3754. Service available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays Only (Except Lunar New Year’s Day and The second day of Lunar New Year).
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