We climbed up the direct route in 2012 and found the rock at the end of the first pitch to be very rotten, crumbling at our touch. The guide book suggests making the last couple moves into a third pitch, which we did not do and, as it warned, the final move for our lead climber was a struggle- too much rope drag. I suggest taking the few minutes to set up a third belay! A fun climb, but if you like clean and straight forward climbing I'd suggest going somewhere else.
Climbed up the backside (the hiker's route) in 2011 when the fishing wasn't good. Great little formation...and fun little hike!
We went there 3x with my mom and Duchess. One of my favorite hikes in NM.I did scramble on Soda Dam and around Battleship Rock,but I did not climb the climbing route
Battleship twice, hike to McCauley Hot Springs - 4-5x. I love Jemez, and miss that area very much.