Elevation: 12,300 ft
GPS: 36.574, -118.261 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Tomlinson on Dec 9, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details
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Description

The southeast face of Thor is strikingly beautiful and begs to be climbed. Seen from the hikers trail to Mt. Whitney it is hard not to trip over your feet as you stare at all the possible lines on this fetching mass.

Other than making a lasting impression in my mind and what I read in the RJ Secor High Sierra guide, I know nothing about this peak. I would be very curious to hear peoples impressions of the routes on this peak.

Routes here are mostly grade III and under, seems like a great place for an adventurous moderate, relatively close to the car. While others are continuing to trudge up to Whitney and Russell, you'd be roping up and likely have the peak to yourself.

Getting There

Hike the Whitney trail until you see Thor. I don't know anything about where to leave the trail. From photos and memory, it does appear to be quite a slog to the base of the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Thor Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI2
 7
Thor Peak Ice
Ice, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 6
The Stemwinder
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thor Peak Ice
 7
WI2 Ice, Alpine
The Stemwinder
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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