Battleship Back Cliff

The trio of cliffs centred around the massive detached section of cliff dubbed The Battleship are some of the best on Portland\'s west coast. The cliffs are popular with teams of all abilities however the large number of routes means that it rarely feels crowded. The Battleship Back Cliff is the place to head for to experience some brilliant long pitches that all feature an initial foray up a steep wall of chert striped rock prior to engaging with the exposed grooves and aretes on its upper ramparts. The Block lies in front of the Back Cliff and has plenty of technical off-vertical pitches at friendly grades and also has the benefit of getting the sun in the morning. Further on are the smaller lesser visited crags of The Attic, The Balcony and Brontosaurus Wall, whilst The Veranda is a very popular spot that features an expansive sunny base and lots of pitches in the 4s, 5s and low 6s. If a rest from the climbing is needed a path at the south end of the block leads down to some good sunbathing spots and the sea


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Pol Pot Had the Lot The Back Cliff 6b
2
Sex Cauldron The Back Cliff 1 7b
3
Even Better than the Beatles The Back Cliff 1 7b
4
Arc of a Fridge The Back Cliff 1 7b
5
Dreams Burn Down The Back Cliff 2 7a+
6
Nihil The Back Cliff 2 7b
7
No Man is an Island The Back Cliff 3 6c
8
Always Have the Edge The Back Cliff 2 6c
9
Pump Hitler The Back Cliff 3 7a+
10
Buoys Will Be Buoys The Back Cliff 3 6b+
11
Shape Shifter The Back Cliff 1 7c
12
Jurassic Shift The Back Cliff 2 7a
13
The Fun Factory The Back Cliff 2 7b
14
Info Freako The Back Cliff 2 7b+
15
Rave Mission The Back Cliff 2 7b+
16
Trance Mission The Back Cliff 2 7c
17
The Racing Line The Back Cliff 3 7b+
18
Zinc Oxide Mountain The Back Cliff 3 7b+
19
Bending the Rules The Back Cliff 1 7b+
20
Lost Army Expedition The Back Cliff 1 6c+
21
Scapa Flow The Back Cliff 2 6c+
22
Koenig Class The Back Cliff 1 7a+
23
Raise the Titanic The Back Cliff 1 6b+
24
The Price of Silence The Back Cliff 2 6a
25
Wave Dodging The Back Cliff 1 7a
26
Sink the Bismarck The Back Cliff 2 6c
27
Big Fish The Back Cliff 7a
28
Wiggi Direct The Back Cliff 6c+
29
Wiggi and Mopoke's Excellent New Hilti The Back Cliff 1 5c
30
A Dream of White Porsches The Back Cliff 1 5c
31
The Sound of One Hold Snapping The Back Cliff 1 6b+
32
Electrically-Injected Shed Head The Back Cliff 1 6b+
33
Splat the Cat The Back Cliff 6c+
34
Shallow End of the Gene Pool The Back Cliff 1 6c
35
Project 'A' The Back Cliff 1 7a
36
Searing Tunnel of Re-injury The Back Cliff 2 6b
37
The Cones of Stress The Back Cliff 7a+
38
Psychic EMF The Back Cliff 2 7a+
39
God Told Me to Skin You Alive The Back Cliff 1 6c+
40
Roadkill on the Information Superhighway The Back Cliff 6b
41
Error 404 The Back Cliff 1 6a+
42
Superfast The Back Cliff 1 6c
43
Megahurts The Back Cliff 6c+
44
Terrorbyte The Back Cliff 6b+
1
U-143 The Block 1 HVS 5a
2
Coming Unstuck The Block 1 6a+
3
Block 1 The Block 1 VD
4
Block 2 The Block Diff
5
Block 3 The Block VD
6
Braer Rabbit The Block 1 4b
7
This is This The Block 1 5a
8
Wake Up, Time to Die The Block 1 6b
9
No Smears Here The Block 1 6a+
10
Block 4 The Block S 4a
11
Block 5 The Block HS 4a
12
Like a Drowning Man The Block 1 4b
13
Hang Onto Your Ego The Block 1 6b
14
She's Going Down The Block 1 6b+
15
Listing Badly The Block 1 6c+
16
I'm Doing it Anyway The Block 1 4a
17
Hate the Sin and Love the Sinner The Block 5c
1
The Banishment of Eve The Block - Seaward Face 1 VS 5a
2
Another Stone on the Pile of Choss The Block - Seaward Face 1 7a
3
Welcome to the Gravity Program The Block - Seaward Face 6c
4
The Trouser Incident The Block - Seaward Face HVS 5a
5
Diamonds and Rust The Block - Seaward Face 6b
6
Reach Out The Block - Seaward Face 5b
7
She's Dancing Tonight The Block - Seaward Face 1 5a
8
Small is Beautiful The Block - Seaward Face 6b
9
Tiny Goddess The Block - Seaward Face 1 5c
1
Unload the Fun Bags The Attic and The Balcony 6b+
2
It's all a Bunch of Tree Hugging Hippie Crap The Attic and The Balcony 5c
3
Jurassic Bark The Attic and The Balcony 1 6c+
4
High Flyer The Attic and The Balcony 6b
5
Lola The Attic and The Balcony 5a
6
Pretty Flamingo The Attic and The Balcony 6a+
7
A Groovy Kind of Love The Attic and The Balcony 6c
8
Itchycoo Park The Attic and The Balcony 6c+
9
Spear of Destiny The Attic and The Balcony 5c
10
Spear of Broccoli The Attic and The Balcony 5c
11
Heart of the Sun The Attic and The Balcony 6a
1
Dr. Sole and Mr. Sole The Veranda 3c
2
Never Lead a Numb Existence The Veranda 4a
3
Phil's Route The Veranda 1 4a
4
Days of Heaven The Veranda 4c
5
Love on the Rocks ;) The Veranda 1 5a
6
Absent Friends, Here's to Them The Veranda 5c
7
Limestone Cowboy The Veranda 1 4c
8
One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest The Veranda 1 5c
9
When You Were Little You Dreamed You Were Big The Veranda 1 6b+
10
Hanging Out with Halo Jones The Veranda 1 6a
11
I Get High With A Little Help From My Friends The Veranda 1 5a
12
Cat Juggling The Veranda 4c
13
Thin on Top The Veranda 6b+
14
Samphire and Steel The Veranda 5a
15
More Soap, Less Shampoo The Veranda 4c
16
Lazy Robs and Frightful Lobs The Veranda 5c
1
A Compromise That Satisfies Nobody Brontosaurus Wall 3b
2
Dust, Sweat and Beers Brontosaurus Wall 4a
3
Cosmic Brontosaurus Brontosaurus Wall 5a
4
Cheers Neil Brontosaurus Wall 5b
5
Inverted Goat Brontosaurus Wall 5b
6
Bucking Bronto Brontosaurus Wall 4b

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