BATTLESHIP BACK CLIFF


The Back Cliff has some superb long pitches with fingery flints and well-positioned cruxes. The ‘Workout Wall’ is a great place to pick up finger stamina for those up to the big grades. Also on offer is the Block Slab which has a number of nice, slabby pitches.

Routes

1 trad route (HVS)
79 sport routes (3...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Left
This much-photographed wall features some brilliant climbs crossing the flint knobs and breaks that...
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

Right
The furthest right of the lines on the Battleship Back Cliff itself are less popular, but very good...
21
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

11 mins

The Attic and The Balcony
Two small sections of cliff that provide a number of intense climbs on good rock and with a great...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

13 mins

The Block
The Block is the huge detached lump of rock that stands in front of the Battleship Back Cliff...
17
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

11 mins

The Veranda
The Veranda is one of the wave of smaller crags that are now being developed all over Portland....
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

14 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For BATTLESHIP BACK CLIFF

    Pump Hitler
    "Hard to read crux because the bolt is too high, making you assume the line goes ..." 27/May top50

    Wiggi and Mopoke's Excellent New Hilti
    "26/5/2013 Lower section is covered in dried mud. Best avoided." 28/May

    Jurassic Shift
    "Quite soft compared to (for example) Portland Heights or Modern Nightmare? Great..." 29/Apr

    The Racing Line
    "Hard crux but easier and steady climbing either side. Overall difficulty is the ..." 24/Jun

    Nihil
    "photogenic route. good climbing, maybe not as good as i had hoped but still wort..." 17/Apr

    A Dream of White Porsches
    "Its easy at the end. If you have a clipstick!" 13/Apr

    Searing Tunnel of Re-injury
    "I've given this route two brand new lower-off staples, an extra bolt below these..." 09/Feb

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