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Battleship Back Cliff


Climbs 89 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
The Back Cliff has some superb long pitches with fingery flints and well-positioned cruxes. The recently developed ‘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.

Access notes
The Battleship cliffs are easy to reach from a good parking spot. Drive through Weston and after passing the shops, keep right down Wide Street. On the next bend (mini roundabout), turn right into Reap Lane and park down by a row of houses on the right. Walk down the road to a track behind the row of houses. Take the track that passes between a stable and a barn. At the cliff edge, walk slightly left and take a steep path (usually a fixed rope in place) down the hillside. Turn right at the bottom. The Veranda area is below you. For Battleship Slab and Backcliff, continue north along the path for a further 150m.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

1.1mm rain
16 °C
31 kph

1.6mm rain
15 °C
24 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
21 kph

16.2mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
40 kph

6.6mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
39 kph
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Dorset (2012), Portland (2008), Dorset Route Database (2000),
Out of print: Dorset 2005 - Fax19 (2005), Dorset 2000 - Fax11 (2000), Dorset 1994 - Fax05 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Pol Pot Had the Lot6b 13
3Sex Cauldron7b 2
4Even Better than the Beatles7b *14
5Arc of a Fridge7b *13
6Dreams Burn Down7a+ **27
7Nihil7b **44
8No Man is an Island6c ***162
9Always Have the Edge6c **95
10Pump Hitler7a+ ***105
11Buoys will be Buoys6b+ ***353
12Shape Shifter7c *13
13Jurassic Shift7a **129
14The Fun Factory7b **25
15Info Freako7b+ **18
16Rave Mission7b+ **3
17Trance Mission7c **3
18The Racing Line7b+ ***26
19Zinc Oxide Mountain7b+ ***111
20Bending the Rules7b+ *2
22Lost Army Expedition6c+ *15
23Scapa Flow6c+ **58
24Koenig Class7a+ *4
25Raise the Titanic6b+ *114
26The Price of Silence6a **429
27Wave Dodging7a 12
28Sink the Bismarck6c *30
29Big Fish7a 8
30Wiggi and Mopoke's Excellent New Hilti5c *142
31A Dream of White Porsches5a *515
32The Sound of One Hold Snapping6b+ *81
33Electrically-Injected Shed Head6b+ *55
34Splat the Cat6c+ 10
35Shallow End of the Gene Pool6b+ *11
36Project 'A'7a *8
37Searing Tunnel of Re-injury6b *41
38The Cones of Stress7a+ 3
39Psychic EMF7a+ **34
40God Told Me to Skin You Alive6c+ *14
41Roadkill on the Information Superhighway6b 17
42Error 4046a+ 23
44U-143HVS 5a *15
45Coming Unstuck6a+ *158
46Block 1VD 18
47Block 2D 19
48Block 3VD 20
 Climb nameGradex
49Braer Rabbit4a 381
50This is This4c *391
51Wake Up, Time to Die6a+ *226
52Like a Drowning Man4a *294
53Hang Onto Your Ego6b *136
54No Smears Here6a+ *126
55Block 4S 13
56Block 5HS 6
57She's Going Down6b+ *76
58Listing Badly6c+ *62
59I'm Doing it Anyway4a *403
60Hate the Sin and Love the Sinner5c 199
62Another Stone on the Pile of Choss6c+ *7
63Welcome to the Gravity Program6c 4
64She's Dancing Tonight5a 20
65Small is Beautiful6b 13
66Tiny Goddess5a 27
68Dr. Sole and Mr. Sole3 189
69Never Lead a Numb Existence4a 172
70Phil's Route4a 206
71Days of Heaven4c 183
72Love on the Rocks ;)5a 227
73Absent Friends, Here's to Them5c 182
74Limestone Cowboy4c 186
75One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest5c 155
76When You Were Little You Dreamed You Were Big6b+ 119
77Hanging Out with Halo Jones6a 194
78I Get High with a Little Help from My Friends5a 149
79Cat Juggling6a+ 126
80Thin on Top6a+ 22
81Samphire and Steel5a 23
82More Soap, Less Shampoo4c 25
83Lazy Robs and Frightful Lobs5c *6
85Unload the Funbags6b+ 19
86It's all a Bunch of Tree Hugging Hippie Crap5c 19
87Jurassic Bark6c+ *15
88High Flyer6b 25
89Lola5a 17
90Pretty Flamingo6a+ 18
91A Groovy Kind of Love6c 17
92Itchycoo Park6c+ 16
93Spear of Destiny5c 27
94Spear of Broccoli5c 30
95Heart of the Sun6a 23
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