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Thor Head

  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 08. Mount Victoria (incl. Ikara, Boronia Pt, Piddington, Corroboree, Zig Zag, etc)
      - 01. Victoria Falls Road (incl. Ikara, Victorialand, Thor Head, etc)
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Description:The main wall is outstanding orange rock, which pops into the shade after 1pm. This is an 80m high cliff, accessed from the top via abseil. The lower 20m is a bit scrappy, so many routes only start from a ledge part way up.
Location:From Asgard Swamp carpark (500m before end of road) follow gated road downhill for 3km to swamp (30 minutes). Continue another 500m then bush bash left up a ridge at small rock cairn. After 10 minutes you arrive at first summit with stupendous views. Look north to see see second rocky summit (Thor Head). All routes are below this rocky blob summit. Refer to Google map below.
Rock:   Walk:Varied terrain   30-60 mins
Wet Weather:Damp
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:nmonteith


Map One

(scaled down)


1 :     Bailys   -   verified     IMG 75m 24sport
 The left arete of the main wall. Superseded by the new right hand variant Hurt it on the Grapevine. 2nd pitch is the good one, first is pretty worthless.
Fix 70m rope from trees about 5m south from the summit rock blob. There are double ring bolts on the top of the arete (50m to hanging belay)
FA: M.Law, M. Garben, D.Stone, V Peterson - 2000-00-00
P1(25m, 22)Up chossy flake (scary start) and leftwards up featured wall past a few old bash in carrots to belay ledge at double rings.
P2(50m, 24)Climb nice orange ripply face on right side of arete past a band of choss to good stance at 25m. Ignore the nice shiny u-bolts going right, and climb the dirtier arete direct on old carrots.
2 :     Hurt it on the Grapevine   -   verified     IMGIMGIMG 50m 24sport
18 bolts
 The excellent and sustained ringbolted right hand finish to Bailys second pitch. Makes a good climb into a mega route! Splits at 25m point. 50m rope is only just long enough. Extened runners to avoid rope-drag.
FA: Mike Law & Neil MOnteith - 2008-11-08
3 :     Horse Meat Disco (CLOSED PROJECT)   -   verified 55m 26sport
23 bolts
 A very long face route, that can be split into two pitches or lead as one ultra long pitch.
Fix 60m rope off large tree 5m left of Raving Bull and rap down to huge orange face to belay ledge about 5m down and right of the left arete.
P1(15m, 25, 7 bolts)Mossy slab for a few metres then straight up reachy orange face on cool pockets to join into Hurt It etc for two bolts then traverse right across hand ledge to hanging belay at double u-bolts.
P2(40m, 26, 16 bolts)Onwards up epic orange face with a kinky right dogleg about halfway up (clip the FHs and ignore the rings going straight up - unless you climb 30+). Sustained right to the very last move.
4 :     Raving Bull   -   verified     IMGIMG 67m 25sport
22 bolts
 Excellent red wall on pitch 1, weird climbing on pitch 2.
Fix a 60m rope and rap from three rings under southern end of summit blob. Marked with a painted R. Belay at base of grand orange wall above mossy slab on twin rings.
FA: Neil Monteith, Aaron Jones, Mike Law and Adrian Lang - 2008-10-12
P1(37m, 25, 14 bolts)Super looking rock. Sustained and reachy vertical wall climbing with a right kink at halfway. Committing finish.
P2(30m, 22, 8 bolts)Sustained wierdness up ironstone plates and gritty pockets. Belay off three u-bolts on shale ledge.

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