Climbs 111
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 6m a.s.l
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Crag features

Battleship Edge is one of the most popular sport climbing venues in Dorset. Nestling beneath, somewhat unnoticed, is a collection of large boulders home to close to 110 boulder problems. With reasonably easy access, quality rock, and good climbing across the grades, Battleship Beach deserves far more attention. Landings are rocky and sometimes uneven, so bouldering mats are essential - in fact the more the better if you are going to push your grade.

Approach notes

Following a huge landslip in 2014 the Battleship Edge approach is no longer possible. Instead the southern approach above the Veranda Cliff must be used.

Drive through Weston to a small roundabout and turn right into Reap Lane. Park near the second traffic-calming installation. Do not park directly outside the houses if at all possible and do not change clothes or loiter in front of the houses.

Follow a wide track behind houses and go right at the crossroads. Follow the track, past farm buildings, to the cliff-top path. At the cliff edge bare slightly left to a grassy gully. Descend this with care to a terrace above the Veranda Cliff. Follow this north (right looking out) towards the distinctive and massive Battleship Block. Immediately before Battleship Block follow an indistinct path seaward. A flat grassy area is reached just before the final drop onto the beach.

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Guidebooks

Dorset Bouldering

Dorset has emerged as a major bouldering area in recent years thanks to the hard work of a bunch of diligent locals who have combed the coastline seeking out every block, problem and traverse. In addition to the well known areas of the Cuttings, the Boulderfield and the Neddyfields, the book has extensive information on the West Coast of Portland, many more areas on the East Coast, plus Swanage and Lulworth. It describes over 1500 boulder problems on over 350 pages.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The West Bank
2 Ring Quest f5+ * 2
3 Sad Dog f4+ * 2
4 Gardener's Delight f4 * 3
5 Tower of Babel f6B+ ** 2
6 Tower of Babel, Stand f6A ** 2
7 Lost and Found f6A * 3
8 Rising Sun f5 * 6
  Tall Wall Area
10 Sirocco f6A * 1
11 Sir Occum f6B * 1
12 St Aldhelm's Finger f6C * 1
13 Subungual Haematoma f6C * 1
14 Windy Arête f5+ * 1
15 Wind Shear f5+ * 1
16 Windy Pocket f6A * 1
17 Granny Basher f5+ *  
18 Granny Banger f6A+ **  
19 Tall Wall Traverse f4+ * 1
20 The Main Sequence f6C+ * 1
21 Wow Signal f6C *** 2
22 SETI f5+ ** 1
23 Stan Tonne Warrior f6A+ ** 3
24 The Last Leg f5+ * 2
25 Lip Line f6A+ * 1
26 A-Line f7A+ ** 3
27 B-Line f7A+ *** 7
28 C-Line f7A ** 6
29 Dustpan and Brush f5+ * 1
30 Good Housekeeping f6A ** 2
31 Extra Special Effort f6B+ ** 1
32 Revealed by Nature f5+ 1
33 Unearthed f5+ * 1
  Shipwreck Area
35 Better if You're Short f5 ** 2
36 Play Your Cards Right f5 * 2
37 Shipwreck Slab f3 * 2
38 Beat the System f6B+ ** 1
39 Pass Me the Chesney f6B * 1
Climb name Grade
40 Middleman f6B+ ** 2
41 Kevin Spacey f6B+ ** 2
42 Repeat to Fade f6A ** 5
43 Buzzard Eyes f4+ ** 8
44 Buzzard Arête f5 ** 8
45 The Fateful Encounter f5+ ** 8
46 The Ramp f4+ ** 3
47 Moe f5 * 3
48 Landslide Victory f5 * 2
49 Larry f4+ * 1
50 Shemp f3 * 2
51 Low Hanging Fruit f4+ 1
52 Scrumping f4+ * 1
53 Deathwatch f6B+ 1
54 Etch a Sketch f6C * 2
55 Bad Vibrations f6B+ * 2
56 Cheese God f7A * 4
57 Dirt Devil f6C * 1
58 The Flake f7A *** 21
59 Windswept f6C * 4
60 The Big Pinch f6C * 7
61 Kissing the Gunner's Daughter f5+ * 3
62 Colville f5+ * 2
63 Golden Grove f5+ * 2
64 Piedmont f4+ * 2
65 Mary Ann f3 2
66 Columbine f5+ * 2
67 Aeolus f6B+ * 9
68 Arethusa f6B+ * 4
69 Earl of Abergavenny f5+ * 5
70 Fortuna f6A+ ** 1
71 Carvalho f6C * 3
72 Leonora f6C+ **  
73 Elegiac Stanzas f7A+ ** 4
74 Flesh Gordon f5 * 1
75 The Flesh is Weak f6A * 1
  Petit Peabody Area
77 Crossfire f7B+ ***  
78 Power by Proxy f6B *** 3
Climb name Grade
79 Storm Front f6A * 1
80 Sky's the Limit f6C * 1
81 King Kanute f6B+ *** 11
82 Cash for Gold f6C+ ** 5
83 Birthday Arête f6A ** 2
84 Sir Dabalot f6A * 1
85 Dark Side f4 2
86 Dark Horse f4+ * 1
87 Dark Energy f3 * 2
88 Chiggy-wigs do the Pants Dance f7B+ * 1
89 Rise and Fall f5+ * 2
90 Spanish Moon f6B * 1
91 Full Moon f6C *  
92 Over the Moon f6A * 1
93 Close to Tears f6A * 1
94 Self Arm f6B ** 1
95 Jitters f6B *  
96 Falters f6B *  
  Force of Nature Area
98 Force of Nature f6A * 3
99 The Nature of Force f6A+ * 2
100 Clothes, Bankrolls and Hoes f6A * 4
101 Salopian Sloper f6C+ ** 1
102 Peachy Ride f6C+ ** 1
103 Paper Street Soap Company f5+ * 5
104 Robert Paulson f5+ * 8
105 Liposuction f5+ 2
106 Saponification f5+ 4
107 Living the Dream f6A * 2
108 Down to Earth f5 2
109 The Weavel-Werrit f7A ** 1
110 The Wizard f6C+ ** 1
111 The Winnit f6B+ * 1
112 No Manners f6A * 1
113 The Chert Locker f6B+ * 1
114 Bad Manners f6B+ ** 1
115 Ill Manors f6C ** 1
116 All Out of Manners f6B+ **  

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