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Western Battleship Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,046'
Location: 40.594, -109.4441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mitchell Allen on May 27, 2012
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All of the climbs on the Western Battleship formation are West-facing. The rock quality varies, with bomber splitter cracks in some areas, and chossy rotten rock in other areas. This formation has one of the most quality cracks that I've climbed in Vernal, Mike's V-card. Like the other battleships, there is an upper formation and lower formation, both containing many opportunities for first ascents and tons of adventure.

Getting There 

Follow the J-Boy trail starting at the Dinosaur Tracks parking area. Head northwest on the trail up and over the hill until it runs along the backside of the formation. For the upper formation routes keep heading along the bluffs when the trail turns sharply to the right. For lower formation routes follow the trail around to the right until you run into the lower bluffline.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 10.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mike's V-Card 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Utah : Vernal Area : Western Battleship
Layback on an easy right-trending flake for 15 ft. to gain easier climbing and a good stance. Work through a slightly tougher off-width to gain a good handcrack for 15 ft. of solid jams. At a good stance the crack opens up to an off-width with a bulge at the top (crux). Place a not-so-inspiring cam (#2-#4 camalot range) at the bottom of the bulge and work through tough/awkward and exposed moves to gain the belay ledge. Two stainless glue-ins up and to the left make the anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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