Thor's Cave - Inside

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Trad and Sport
No sun
Level
15 mins
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The main cave has a set of harder routes. There are a couple of trad routes on the left-entrance wall, but of most interest are the sport routes inside the depths of the cave. These follow complex lines and end in the middle of nowhere but offer great climbing. There are also a number of other aid routes (not described) which confuse the lines in the cave. Guidebook page 284.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Doctor Blake
From the left edge of the cave, climb the bold wall into a groove to a tree and an escape. Rarely repeated.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
2
Blake's 7
Break right out of Doctor Blake and attack the bulges (old peg) to a lower-off. Another route that hardly ever gets done.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
3
Thormen's Moth
A free ascent of the aid route Thor, gives a low 8a, sadly it is almost always wet. Climb the sidewall then link the pockets...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
4
Spear of Odin
Technical climbing up a string of odd features. Climb the striped wall opposite the pillar 7m right of Thormen's Moth, trending...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
5
Buried Alive
1) 6b+, 2) 6c+, 3) 7c+, 4) 7b+, 5) 6a, 6) HVS 5a, 80m.An astounding expedition through the dark lands, linking the deepest...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Graunchy
7c+
6
Escape to Valhalla
More amazing climbing. The long side of the grey pillar opposite Spear of Odin leads to the same lower-off. Step in from the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a
7
Ragnarok
Start up Escape to Valhalla but head right and follow the lower of the two fault lines in the roof to its termination above the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
8a
8
Midgard Serpent
In the middle of the chamber is a broad grey pillar. Follow the old aid bolts up the right side of this then break out up the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
7b+
9
Kyrie Eleison
60m. The longest roof climb in the Peak and a fun introduction to aid climbing as it is fully bolted. From the back right...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
??
10
Fenris
The line of pods and huecos on the back wall of the cave (as for Kyrie Eleison) right of the grey pillar. Steady climbing up...
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b+
11
Loki the Trickster
The arete and wall right of the West Window, as seen looking out towards the West Window. Pockets and a hanging flake lead to a...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
7c
12
Móoguo
Starting right of Loki the Trickster. Climb an easy wall to a pod below a prominent line of weakness leading back towards the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
8b
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