BATTLESHIP BACK CLIFF


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.

Routes

1 trad route (HVS)
1 sport route (7b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
The Back Cliff
This much-photographed wall features some brilliant climbs crossing the flint knobs and breaks that...
40
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

18 mins

The Attic and The Balcony
Two small sections of cliff that provide a number of intense climbs on good rock and with a great...
11
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

13 mins

The Block
The Block is the huge detached lump of rock that stands in front of the Battleship Back Cliff...
17
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

18 mins

The Veranda
The Veranda is one of the wave of smaller crags that are now being developed all over Portland....
12
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

12 mins

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