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Battleship 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Chuck on Jul 17, 2006

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Description 

This climb is a must do. It has a slight overhang all the way up. That means no rest for your hands. The route is hard to top rope because of the slight overhang. I prefer to lead routes that overhang because I know I won't scrape down the wall if I fall. The crux is the section from the last bolt to the anchors.

Location 

This climb is around the left corner of the Tinker Toys wall and faces north. The Green Monster Slab is directly to your left as you climb.

Protection 

Bolted, Two chain anchor, 5 Quickdraws + 2 for the anchor.


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Setting Top Rope Anchor on Battleship.
Setting Top Rope Anchor on Battleship.
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By Dastruption
Apr 24, 2008

This one caught us off guard a bit. We didn't know the rating but climbed it anyways. And I must say that we weren't let down. It had some fun moves and the crux to the top made us both scratch our heads a bit. It's a must do.
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Apr 25, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Style points are awarded at the third bolt if you hang from the huge jug and let your feet dangle while you chalk up!
By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Jun 9, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I had always looked at this route and thought "No way". However, I was more than pleased when I finally got on it. The holds are huge and the top was exciting. This is a definite MUST DO! I am going to have to get the style points next time.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Jun 20, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is a lot of fun. If it weren't overhung, it wouldn't be that hard, but the constant tension on your arms gets really pumpy really quick. I thought this climb was really similar to the Bulge except instead of being slopy it's got pretty big jugs. It's tricky though.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Aug 13, 2009
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

If your arms are in good shape this is a pretty straight forward route. If your out of shape like I was, leading it gets a lot harder. 10a if you're in shape cd if you're not.
By Andrew Seegmiller
From: Orem UT
Jan 3, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Love this climb. the crux had me scratching my head for a little bit. but i guess that is what makes it so much fun. i thought it felt more like a 10c though. holds felt a little polished when i was on it.
By BJB
From: Austin, TX
Jun 14, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

At least from conversations I've had with people, this route is unanimously the most difficult 10.b ever. However, this last time I lead it, I stayed to the left using the bigger handholds on the side rather than trying to go straight up the line of bolts and found the route a lot more straight forward. I've also seen/heard of people who climb straight up it without using the holds on the left side, which I think would make the route a lot harder.
By Eric Hardester
From: Provo, Utah
Apr 17, 2014

Tried to setup for TR, and it was pretty sketch. Used the anchors from Legos/Lincoln Logs to lower over the edge to setup the anchor. I wouldn't recommend trying to top rope it.
By brodysmith
Jul 21, 2014

Battleship was one of the first routes I have done sense moving to Utah, boy was it hard. the route follows a pattern, a couple ok hand holds to a wonderful jug to clip from and repeat. The tricky part is the top only because your forearms are tired at this point. Fully commit because if you have made it to the top you can finish the route. Happy sending.