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Battleship Main Dorset, ENGLAND
Climbs 72 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces W
This was the first area to be retro-bolted and it has become the most popular starting point for exploring the Isle's incredible supply of well-bolted routes. The edge is very friendly with its gleaming white faces and strong corners and grooves. The crag base is a pleasant place to picnic and relax and it is possible to get a lot of mileage in a day here by nipping up and down the numerous pitches. Starting to show the signs of over-use and some of the routes have become a bit polished.
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South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Dorset (2012), Portland (2008), Dorset Route Database (2000), Swanage and Portland (1995),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 2000 - Fax11 (2000), Dorset 1994 - Fax05 (1994)
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The Battleship cliffs are easy to reach from a good parking spot. Drive through Weston and after passing the shops, turn right into Westcliff Road. At the end of Westcliff road, turn left and follow the road to the "Climbers and Walkers" car park on the edge of the housing estate. Walk towards the cliff-top and turn left (South). Follow the grassy path for 150 metres , through a line of blocks and turn right down a steep path to the northern end of the Edge. The cliffs are on your left starting with the Keyboard Wall Area.
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