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Mjolnir - 5.10c

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
7 bolts + anchors; optional gear for top runouts.
80
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

From Mountain Project: Mjolnir is the name of the mythical hammer of Thor, who is the Norse God of Thunder. Over the millenia Mjolnir has come to represent more a state of mind than an actual hammer [wielded] by the Thunder God of the Vikings (who are my ancestors). The route begins from the curb a short way left from the direct start to Excalibur. Climb steep rock to an overhanging V-shaped dihedral (crux). Lieback out of the dihedral, then climb straight up past the last two bolts to the ring anchor. The final terrain is not really a letdown. Lower off. Caution: Avoid any temptation you may have to stem from a huge perched block on a ledge above and right of the sixth bolt. If this monster teeters off and flattens an RTD bus (communist bastards), it is better that the bureaucrats can't blame it on climbers.

Submitted by: kvochatzer on 2009-07-21
Last Modified: 2009-09-21
Views: 294
Route ID: 100899

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: USnavy on 2012-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Lots of ledge falls

I am giving this route an R rating. In fact, I believe it may very well be the only sport route on rc.com I have ever given an R rating. I am giving it that rating because there are ledge falls everywhere, and the bolt spacing is far too broad to keep you off of the ledges without a running belay. The upper half of the route has 12' bolt spacing on completely vertical terrain with a fall straight onto the slab if you blow it. You could tame down the ledge fall potential a bit if you had a small rack, but you would still be looking at serious injury if you blow it in the wrong place. Do not lead this route if you are not solid on 5.10 (R). If you blow the crux you could get hurt.

Added: 2012-07-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kvochatzer on 2009-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars on Myth Wall opposite of Avalon Tyrolean Traverse

Saw the bolts from the road, then spied a leaver draw on #5. Onsighted and got the booty reward. Guessed at solid 10 and found the route on Mountain Project.

Nice dihedral/near chimney

Added: 2009-07-19