It is a steep and dramatic final ascent to the summit, but well worth the effort on a fine day. The path is very well worn, eroded to the extent it could use an overhaul from the AFCD. So, take care as it will be very skiddy in the dry and slippery when wet. Heading down will require more care than ascending!
Heading down there are a few different ways to do it; many may want to play it safe and take the main trail back the way you came directly to the Maclehose. Other loose trails lead towards Tai Ngam Hau Peninsula and the best of the lot navigating a steep ridge down to Tai Long Beach.
I recommend heading down to Ham Tin after summiting for a drink & bite to eat, complemented by a stroll along the sands looking back up at your recently attained summit. From there most will either hike back to Pak Tam Au or Sai Wan Pavillion.
All in all, this is arguably Hong Kong’s most prestigious summit to have bagged. It may not be quite as high as Tai Mo Shan, or as technical as some other hills; but for its remoteness and beauty, Sharp Peak is a true HK heavyweight. For anyone who enjoys a physical challenge and packing in lots of sights, these routes make for an incredible day out.