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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada Range, Thor Peak, Rainbow Bridge

Thor Peak, Rainbow Bridge. Allan Pietrasanta and I climbed this route in May. It starts in a long, slender, right-facing book a short distance right of the Principal Dihedral Route. Two pitches lead to a point just below the top of the book where a hand traverse left takes one to a ledge. A brushy crack leads to another stance, then one moves left and up past two bolts to a crack. Three easier pitches lead to the east shoulder of Thor, a long way from the summit. NCCS III, F10.

Alan Bartlett, Buff Alpine Club