Climbs 118
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 45m a.s.l
Faces W

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becca having one last try © mwatson

Crag features

The Battleship Back Cliff offers some superb stamina pitches with well-positioned crux moves, often high on the wall. The left-hand side of the Battleship Back Cliff is a favoured place for those seeking out long sustained pitches in the mid to upper grades whilst its right-hand side is slightly shorter and has some easier, but still high quality lines. The Block lies in front of the Back Cliff and has a number of good, slabby pitches at friendly grades, although they are a bit polished. Further on are the newly-developed areas of The Attic, The Balcony and The Veranda. These are smaller cliffs, but have a good line-up of mid-grade lines that are destined to become popular.

Approach notes

The Battleship cliffs are easy to reach from parking spots on Reap Lane, just to the south of Weston. 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. Battleship Back Cliff is accessed from here.

To reach The Brontosaurus wall from Block take the path that goes over the top of the Veranda and continue in a fairly straight line, going past the alternative access ftom the costal path. Alternatively come down the alternative stepped and roped access from the coastal path and look left for a faint path that leads to a fixed rope that will take you down to left side of the crag.

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The crags take very little seepage and have everything from long, steep stamina pitches on the Back Cliff to slabby, low grade lines on Battleship Block, a huge variety of route on Battleship Edge and the newest additions of The Attic, The Balcony and The Veranda which provide short but popular mid grade routes. Battleship Edge and Back Cliff face west and catch afternoon and evening sun, whilst the Block gets morning sun and provides welcome shade on hot afternoons.

Underneath the main crags are a collection of large boulders with many good problems to explore, but landings are typically very rocky for bouldering mats are essential.

Added a new lower off to Buoys Will Be Buoys. Two p-bolts on a chain.
Wayne.Gaudin - 28/Jun/21
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