Jody's Adventures

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Lion Rock

A Kiwi named Si who works for chinaclimb happened to be coming to HK met me at my hostle we wandered around HK a few days picking up supplies for the company, getting visas and doing a bit of climbing. There is a mountain outside of Kowloon called Lion Rock. We decided to give it a go armed with a hand drawn map from one of the china climb employees and a guidebook. We took a train and a taxi to the base of the mountain- my first public transportation supported climb. Then wandered around on the mountain for a few hours cursing the guys who wrote the map and said it would take a half hour. apparently they spent much more time wandering around up there so we didn't feel too bad after all. Lion rock is a big block of overbolted overchained granite that offers nice exposure and spectacular views of Hong Kong- or at least of it's smog. We did 4 short pitches 5.10a or b the hardest ones. It was a nice outing.


At 4:54 AM, Blogger Indy said...

Go Jody! First day there, and yer climbin' already. :-)


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