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Climbs 44
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 251m a.s.l
Faces W

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Sam on Spear of Odin, 7c+ in Thor's Cave © Jonathan Bean

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.

Approach notes

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

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Guidebooks

Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Peak Limestone - South (2018)
On Peak Rock (2003)

Out of print:
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Thor's Cave
2 Doctor Blake E5 6a * 1
3 Blake's 7 E6 6b * 1
4 Thormen's Moth 8a *** 37
5 Spear of Odin 7c+ *** 7
6 Escape to Valhalla 8a *** 4
7 Ragnarok 8a ** 2
8 Midgard Serpent 7b+ ** 20
9 Fenris 7b+ ** 4
10 Kyrie Eleison A1 *** 88
11 Loki the Trickster 7c * 3
12 Móoguo 8b ***  
13 Starlight VS 4b 7
14 Lightening HVS 5a 3
15 Slanting Crack VS 4c * 7
16 Deep Freeze E2 5c * 6
Climb name Grade
17 Tower Direct E3 5c *** 26
18 Twilight of the Tired Gods E3 5c * 4
19 West Window Groove HVS 5a *** 46
20 Buried Alive 7c+ ** 3
21 Thor
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A3 9
  Ossam's Crag
23 Ossam's Ridge HS 4
24 Cummerbund VS 4b ** 40
25 Aperitif HVS 5b ** 1
26 Conventicle HVS 5a  
27 Steerpike E1 5a,5b 2
  The Chimney
29 Hermit's Traverse
-
VD  
30 New Rose 6a+ 9
31 Old Hairbits 6a 10
32 Smash It Up 7a 2
Climb name Grade
33 Mayashiro 6c+ 1
34 Neat, Neat, Neat
-
6c  
35 Mash it Up 6b+ 9
36 Rub it Out 6a+ 12
37 It Rubbed Off On Me 6a 3
38 Feel the Pain 6b 1
39 Never Rub Another Man's Rhubard 6c+ 7
40 The Sweep
-
HVS 4c  
41 Inferno
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HVS 4c  
42 Stiltskin Rub 7a+ 5
43 The Manifold Exhaust 7c *  
44 No Pain, No Gain 7c *  
45 Rain Games 7a+ * 2
46 The Chimney M * 21
47 Hang(4.)5 6b+ * 8

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