Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Thor's Chasm

Elevation: 5,000 ft
Page Views: 1,125 total, 36/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on May 14, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Back in 1999 I found myself staring at geourgous granite features above a debri filled chasm in the middle of Thor's Wall, to the right of the bolted routes. It took a full day to clear the chasm of dead bushes, huge rotten logs, and an impressive amount of throat choking tumble weed. Some of these lines may now be bolted.



The result, however, was well worth the effort. After rapping, and scrubbing the lines, I knew I was onto some of the best highball bouldering around Prescott. I did most the FAs by myself with a single midget pad, but it wasn't long before I had friends there sampling the goods. All the lines were quickly repeated by Danny Schwarz and Mike Gasch. Mike was also able to send the only true project on the wall, which we thought was V8 or V9, but this was a while back. With this line, Wide Open Gasch, a new difficulty came to Watson Lake, which is really known for its tall, scenic moderate problems.



The problems listed here start down in the chasm, with Crystal Witches being the left most line. Though these lines push the 25'-30' mark, the way the wall is set up, one can jump back to the far side of the chasm at about 15' which is kind of rad. All the lines top out on a traverse ledge, with a convenient down climb on the climber's right by a tree. Some of these lines pass bolts, but if your into this kind of climbing that shouldn't bother you none.

Getting There

Check topo on main Watson Lake page.

9 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Thor's Chasm Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
I never did see the second edition of Bill's guide. It seems like I gave him my notes on this stuff when he was putting it together, but maybe not. However, I showed all this stuff to local hero Peter Kohl back in the day. May 16, 2015

More About Thor's Chasm

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Thor's Chasm (10)

Most Popular · Newest