Rockfax Description
A direct assault on the left-hand side of the massive wall, finishing up the corner. An often-overlooked pitch with a tough crux. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 27/Jan/1991

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Portland.

matt davies 15/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Got on due to other lines taken up, found it tricky to get established but now know the beta, got siked out looking at the run out through the grey band, sure will return to Battleship maybe give it another go...

with Ross
Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead RP
Mark Warnett ?/Jun/17 Lead dog
with billb
billb ?/Jun/17 Lead O/S
artmal 25/Mar/17 Lead RP

1st RP

with Marzena
Ian Bell 30/Jul/16 Lead dog

Didn't really enjoy it, very sharp on the crux.

tommccluskey 24/Apr/16 Lead RP

So close to the onsight fell pressing into the easy groove.

with Jess, Allan
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 04/Jul/15 Lead dog

3 goes and should have had it 3rd time. Pleased it didn't seem too bad though, bouldering must be helping.

with Tania T
Rich Kirby 28/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead RP
lewiz 08/Jun/14 Lead RP

Went okay in the end: left hand to a pocket, high right foot and a good right hand crimp before a quick traverse (no climbing down) leading to a very long right-hand reach. The two short sequences are harder than any part of Nihil but easy climbing both before and after make it hard 7a+, perhaps a soft 7b.

with Kamil Winczek
lewiz 07/Jun/14 Lead dog

Not 7a+... unless you were to use the start of Nihil maybe? Need to investigate the possibility of a traverse left after the clip tomorrow as the next reach is insane!

redjerry 06/Sep/13 TR O/S
Ed Babs 26/Aug/13 Lead RP
Nick Clement 15/Aug/13 Lead RP
with mandy clement
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 18/May/13 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 27/Apr/13 Lead dog
tedj234 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Kate
Alex Mason 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Hard, fingery traverse. Wierd how you have to climb up to clip the draw?

with Laura Perry
dan gibson 13/Oct/11 Lead RP
with julie carroll
feilx 29/Jun/11 Lead RP
will9911 ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Harriet
Hidden 29/May/10 Lead β
marcpontin ?/May/10 Lead RP

second go,lovely crux dyno!

with huw
Marti999 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
with joel, Mel Dodge
dannyboy83 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Sion
Martin Krasnansky 14/Apr/09 Lead RP
ksjs 23/Jun/08 Lead dnf

didnt like position of rope / leg during crux - felt dangerous. backed off

eddieclimb 01/May/08 Lead RP
with Jason Parker
La Mont ??/2008 -
Hidden 06/Jul/07 Lead RP
feilx 31/Mar/07 Lead dog
with Steve P
bigie bob 28/Jan/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Kev Little ??/2004 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
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