Thor** HVS 5b
[Phil Beddow and Tom Heslam on Thor, Cheddar, 3 kb]Two pitches. 4c, 5b.

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Bottom easy, top hard!
Paul Baller - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15 with matt stevens

I lead the first pitch. Too much shrubbery and I dislodged a large piece of rock. Not the easiest 4c. 2nd pitch was better climbing. Martin lead. Took ages getting a rock 7 out of the crack. Was getting cramp in my legs, only to find out it wasn't my partner's gear just some piece he clipped into that was stuck, left by another :s
Katsmiff - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with Martin Bagshaw

pitch 2
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with Catherine Smith

Led P1, couldn't finish P2
Tim Harper - AltLd dnf - 09/May/15 with James Lewis

Brutal second pitch, took a big fall but eventually finished the lead.
Jlewis01 - AltLd - 09/May/15 with Tim harper

Second pitch... What a beast.
felixizzy - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Bernard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14

Good jamming crack! There are crimpy face holds but I avoided them for full value.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Stu

P1 - me, P2 - Nick. Nice views, nice climbing and a good healthy amount of veg.
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Nick

martinlevya82 - AltLd dog - 24/Jun/14

Hand jamming is not a skill of mine
wilkinscl - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Kirsty Kerr

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 17/May/12 with Marti

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/12 with Alex Dennis

P1 of the route then onto Ahimsa P2, interesting first pitch!
matt_read - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Edd Southwood

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Alan

ian d f - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 15/Sep/11 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11

Lead P1, Oli lead P2 but was getting a bit dark when he got to the top, so decided it was safest for him to ab off to get the gear instead.
BethM - AltLd dnf - 31/Aug/11 with Oli Hawk

Rob led pitch one and I led pitch two. What an epic! It felt desperate and just really out there with 50 metes of air beneath my feet as I jammed my way up the crack. It felt hard as jamming is definitely not one of my strong points. The second pitch is very hard and sustained for hvs while the first pitch which Rob did was a bold undertaking indeed.
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

well summed up jack.
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/11

P1 scary; went slightly wrong way near start of P2 (where E3 goes right) and did something hard to get back into the line
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

followed henry and climbed next to tom (ucr)
Phil PBC - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/09

Great route
timharrison - AltLd dog - 08/Sep/09 with Iain Moodie

just one more - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with tim b

Spacetourist - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Phil Beddow, Henry Castle

First pitch only
Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 20/Nov/08 with Guy Percival

Really good. Much better than it looks.
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with J Robinson

Wow! What an experience. I led the first pitch, didn't like a loose looking flake and ended up right of the route and had to descend slightly to regain position. Remainder of first pitch straightforward if slightly run out, with not much in the way of stable gear. Second pitch led by Jordan had two main sections, a brutal crack climb, featuring a lay-back and a stretch for a small finger crimp, then a rest before the grand finale; three metres of hand jamming with hardly anything for the feet. I might have found this easier if I hadn't been nursing a pulled muscle in my abdomen, but on gaining the final jugs I had nothing left and made the belay on willpower. With hindsight I shouldn't have attempted such a physical pitch with an injury, but success was very sweet indeed, probably the hardest pitch I've ever done.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jun/08

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

beardy mike - 2007

just one more - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with john smith

beardy mike - Lead dog - 2006 with Paz

lead P1
Paz - AltLd rpt - 01/Nov/05 with MK

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/04

When I mentioned to a friend that we'd been on Thor he immediately asked "how far did you get before you fell off?". Its that kind of HVS.
AndySL - Lead dog - 1993 with Mark

Hidden - 1981

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 02/Nov/80 with Kev Howett

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