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 Page
Left
This much-photographed wall features some brilliant climbs crossing the flint knobs and breaks that...
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

123
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

125
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

127
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

129
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

130
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