Monkey Buttress is the only crag in Hong Kong with a 5-6 minutes approach from the public transport minibus stop. It is a crag with short single pitch routes where the longest is less than 15 meter.

The section on the left offers easy routes while moving on the right side you will find harder ones.

The rock is good if it is dry. We do not recommend to climb at M.B. after the rain and in general when the rock is wet. There is the serious risk to brake holds and alter the routes.


This crag was initially developed by Stuart Millis and Kevin Wotherspoon around 2005. They bolted all the hard routes in the right section. Francis Haden re-bolted in 2014-2015 with glue-in 316 stainless steel bolts most of the routes in the right section.

Alberto Cipriani and Gianfranco Bigazzi opened a new approach trail, linking the crag to the main path coming up from the creek with a very short walk. In 2015 Alberto and Gianfranco bolted the left section of the crag with 316 Stainless steel hangers and wedge bolts.

Routes on Monkey Buttress
24 sport 1 trad 1 boulder
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Gianfranco Bigazzi
from Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong
Jeremy LAU
from Kowloon, Hong Kong
Simon Sit
from Central District, Hong Kong
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