Avg: 2.1 from 33 votes
Routes in Mt. Thorodin
|CMC Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Chinook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fat Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|For Love of Mothernot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mr. Misty T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Northwest Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Outland T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Paddling About T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Paddling About Variant T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Papal Bull T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Piecemeal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Pope on Dope T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Tenzing's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Thorodin Ridge Scramble T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Thorodin's Hammer S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Twin Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Unknown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Variation to For Love of Mothernot T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Zephyr, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||perhaps some CMCer|
|Page Views:||6,871 total, 36/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Apr 5, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
State Park; Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
DescriptionThis is an short old route on the left side of the second buttress of Mt Thorodin. It is an eye-catching natural line that appears to have smaller features than it does. It is the obvious early line for the crag. This follows a crack/chimney system that appears plumb to the top. Hike about 1 hour from Panorma Point dropping into the drainage and then angling cross-country to the crag. Addendum: the start can be a bit challenging to determine. Perhaps 1.5 stars?
P1. Follow a right-angling crack/dihedral briefly until you are in the line of the crack/chimney system firing straight to the top. Belay at a tree.
P2. Continue up the right-facing crack/dihedral/chimney system as it widens out. Stem, wedge, jam, squirm out over an improbable-for-5.7 looking bulge and gain a small ledge that used to have an angle for an anchor. Big gear for an anchor.
P3. Continue up the crack/dihedral to the top with easier terrain.
Walk off left and back the the base.
Note, a pack on the back may prove challenging to climb with.