Type: Sport
FA: Steve Damboise and Jerry Handren 1991
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Feb 28, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Mithras is the nice-looking line of bolts just right of Eyeless in Gaza. While Eyeless offers pumpy, sustained climbing, Mithras is much more powerful and bouldery.

After a sketchy bit of 5.8ish climbing to the first bolt, the crux comes at bolts two and three, and yields to a smart sequence. Climbers who attempt to thug the move may end up disappointed. Eventually, before bolt four, you climb more or less up the arete, maybe sneaking right for a rest or leaning left for a clip. A final, aesthetic boulder problem on the left face guards the chains.

Mithras is among the best sport routes at Sundown, and a worthy tick for those who have already done Eyeless or for those who are sick of falling right before Eyeless's anchors.


Immediately to the right of Eyeless.


8 bolts.


Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
I tried this route a few years back. Is the no-hands rest to the right of the arete considered on-route? Mar 27, 2011
Lanky   Tired
I used it when I tried this rig. It's right there, so avoiding it felt contrived. Mar 28, 2011
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
I'm going to climb you. Jan 1, 2014
Rich Brereton
Pownal, ME
Rich Brereton   Pownal, ME
I know Handren calls it 12c and so do Joe T and Bayard, so I'm going to feel like a pansy for saying this, but it's all of 12d. It's no easier than Aquarius, which is a good comparison because both routes break down into two boulder problems separated by a near no-hands. Feb 17, 2016
Really liked this route! No idea why the book only gave it one star Sep 25, 2018