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Believe Crag routes make good use of a band of limestone that has clean, hard characteristics with excellent friction. Move past trees and low grade rock to find exposed climbing on excellent rock. Just Believe.

POINT (171.375732 -42.096949)
BS19 657 382

The car park to the Believe Crag is found about 3.4km up the road at a corner 100m before the "Public Notice - if water is across the road do not continue" sign, which marks the start of the big wetland. Walk 50m back along the road to find the start of the track. A natural rock bridge allows an easy crossing of Bullock Creek in low to moderate flow. However, crossing the creek here in high flows could be problematic. The track steadily steepens up to the base of the cliff.

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Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
1 1Believe, 18 18 31m 13

  • P1
  • 18
  • 31m
  • 13
  • Trad

Believe starts up an obvious corner with a small tree growing out of it. Cam placements are available before the bolts start. There are two sets of abseil rings. One on the main vegetated ledge, and the other on the ledge below. It is 30m from the lower set of rings to the ground.

2 2Porcelain, 23 23 27m 14

  • P1
  • 23
  • 27m
  • 14

Clean, featured climbing with delicate, sculptured holds. Enjoy interesting face climbing with thought provoking moves and some unbelievable porcelain limestone features. Climb a the pillar up to a small roof and crank up the overhanging headwall.

3 3One For the People, 21 21 18m 7

  • P1
  • 21
  • 18m
  • 7

From the top of Believe climb the clean corner then step left onto an arête. Pull through the bulge and delicately climb up and right to the anchor shared with Pitons of Faith.

4 4Pitons Of Faith, 17 17 8

  • P1
  • 17
  • 8

This short pitch was originally led with a few dodgy pitons for pro. The shiny stainless bolts now provide more than adequate protection.

5 5Fly Like a Phoenix, 19 19 18m 5

  • P1
  • 19
  • 18m
  • 5

From the top of Pitons of Faith enjoy a jug haul up to the lip of the roof. Pull through and run it out to the ledge at the top. Some threads are available for nervous climbers.

6 6The Clean Dirt Path, 16 16

  • P1
  • 16
  • Trad

This crumbling corner was used for the initial access to the top of the crag. Not recommended.

7 7Piss Weak, 18 18 30m 7

  • P1
  • 18
  • 30m
  • 7

Belay on the highest part of the main ledge. Climb right initially and continue up the blunt arête, finishing just above the bush.


From the pdf by Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood.