ApproachThe South Face of Thor Peak is the home of several of the finest rock climbs in the Sierra. It is easily approached from the Mt. Whitney trail at Bighorn Park. The combination of short approach amd moderate-length routes (Grade II to Grade IV) means that most of the routes on the South Face of Thor Peak can be climbed car-to-car in a day by a competent party.
In the 1999 edition of Secor's High Sierra Peaks, Passes and Trails, Lucifer's Hammer is visible (but not marked)in the photo of the South Face of Thor Peak on page 64. It will likely be listed in the next edition.
The route is located on the large, blank wall directly above the start of Pink Perch.
Route DescriptionStart at the base of Odin's Wrath. Follow this route for a pitch, or walk up the second class ledges of Pink Perch to where it crosses Odin's Wrath.
Climb straight up for 2 1/2 pitches to where the crack system fades away. Traverse left to the next crack system, which is joined at a belay in a crystal bowl.
Follow this crack system to the top of the wall.