This is Francis Haden- abit of a route setter legend here in Hong Kong, who you would have probably heard of, or would of come across if you enjoy outdoor climbing in Hong Kong. If you have climbed some outdoor routes here, there is a good chance they were bolted and set by the man himself.
I met Francis one sunny day and chatted to him regarding the climbing scene in Hong Kong. I was humbled by the deep knowledge and passion he had for route setting, and the fact that most of the contribution he has made so far has come from his own pocket.
A fairly new climber myself, I have known the climbing community to be quite the supportive bunch, so this is something small I would like to set up, to contribute towards something we all enjoy doing here in Hong Kong.
You can read more about Francis's work on his website.
Please share this on Facebook to spread the word people, and of course, any donations, big or small, will be greatly appreciated!
-Your donation will go directly into Francis Paypal account. If you would prefer to pay cash, or pay him directly, please send me a message and we will arrange it.
-The Fund will allow Francis to develop and maintain more routes here in Hong Kong. As a contributor, you could discuss possible ideas with the man himself, please contact me for more information on this.
-There is a Hong Kong Bolt Fund set up that has contributed to the routes in Ap Lei Chau, but the amount is not nearly as close to what he has spent from his own pocket, developing other routes around Hong Kong. Francis are keeping all this on record and can show you a spreadsheet with the details. Please contact me or Francis for this.