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Routes in Thor Peak
|South east couloir T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Stemwinder, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||William Rice, Robert Brinton, Glen Dawson 9/7/1936|
|Page Views:||1,551 total, 37/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jun 16, 2014|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access limited from May to October every year Details
DescriptionAn "old school" (1936!) route which winds its way up the right-side of the huge south face of Thor Peak.
Traverse left on a ledge from the near the right-end of the south face to get to the start of the route. A 10' class 3-4 chimney must be overcome to get to P1. P1 is marked with a fixed piton and stopper right off the deck. Make the crux 5.4 chimney move and gain easier ground heading up and right. Many options exist between class 3 and easy 5th. Choose your own adventure. You are aiming for a small red pinnacle which is passed behind from the left. Some easy but very exposed slab moves out right lead to left-leaning ramps/cracks, marked with the occasional fixed angle-piton. Once on the ridge, head west up class 2 talus to the summit of Thor Peak. I descended the north-east slope into the N Fork of Lone Pine Creek. If you do this, you will need to carry all your stuff. There may be another descent nearer to the south face.