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Thor's Cave (Manifold Valley)

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 251m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
An impressive crag, with spectacularly situated routes above a beautiful valley. With the exception of three or four really good trad routes including the classic West Window Groove (HVS 5a,5a), the other worthwhile routes are hard clip ups. The crag consists of two external faces and a complex series of internal walls and clefts. The sport routes, particularly Thormen's Moth do suffer from seepage. Can be windy and cold.

Access notes
Thoughtful parking on edge of Wetton Village (SK 106553). Signed footpath leads to the valley and cave (10min).

Weather forecast

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0.1mm rain
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20 °C
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17 °C
18 kph

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18 °C
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21 °C
9 kph

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19 °C
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Guidebooks
Peak Limestone (2012), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Peak Limestone - Fax03 (1992), Peak Limestone - South (1987)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Doctor BlakeE5 6a *1
2Blake's 7E6 6b 1
3Thormen's Moth8a ***10
4Spear of Odin7c+ ***1
5Escape to Valhalla8a ***1
6Ragnarok8a *1
7Midgard Serpent7b+ ***7
8Fenris7b+ **1
9Kyrie EleisonA1 ***48
10Loki the Trickster7c *2
 Climb nameGradex
11Móðguð8b *** 
12StarlightVS 4b 4
13LighteningHVS 5a 2
14Slanting CrackVS 4c *6
15Deep FreezeE2 5c *3
16Tower DirectE3 5c ***13
17Twilight of the Tired GodsE3 5c *2
18West Window GrooveHVS 5a ***28
19Buried Alive7c+ ***1
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Please be aware that the crab on the final pitch (abseil from cave mouth down) of this cave has been in place for a very long time (over 10 years),I recommend that any further attempts of the full cave length, that you replace the final crab and mark date as such. kind regards jason parkes/David wattas origional protection installers.
blisterj - 22/Aug/07

Thor`s cave is a must even if you aren`t a climber, very atmospheric place.The routes are good especially Thormen`s Moth I reckon it`s probably the best route of it`s grade in the Peak when i`ts dry.
Rob Mirfin - 30/Apr/04