Avg: 1.9 from 22 votes
Routes in Battleship Rock
|Battleship Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Eiichi Fukushima and Larry Campbell, 1950s|
|Page Views:||2,236 total, 18/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Mathis on Jul 11, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionP1: The first pitch follows the arete forming the "prow" of the ship for almost a full rope-length. Easy climbing (5.6) past a surprising amount of fixed protection (see comments) leads to the base of a pillar where someone has tied off slings for a potential (double-rope) rappel. Belay from here or continue up and left through the first 5.8 section of the climb (layback to mantle) to a spacious belay ledge above.
P2: The shorter (and more enjoyable) second pitch continues directly up and slightly left from the belay ledge on the left side of the prow. Aim for the "tunnel" at the top of the cliff, going through two 5.8 corners along the way. You can supposedly finish through the tunnel (if you are very small), or continue up and over for an exciting finish (the most exposed move on the whole route).