American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Mount Thor, Southeast Face

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Mount Thor, Southeast Face. A new route, using the prominent dihedral bearing toward the east summit crest, was done on May 19 by Leland Davis, Mike McGoey, and me. The key pitches were the second one in the dihedral, and the final one on the headwall beneath the crest, these both going free. The only aid was a slab providing entry to the headwall cracks, and here 7 bat-hooks were used (no bolts placed). The route is of easy approach from the Mount Whitney trail and highly recommended. NCSS III, F8, A2.

Fred Beckey

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