"[Sixty meters] of super steep climbing with some big rests took quite some energy, and after struggling with some wet holds, I'm very excited I could top out this majestic line,” Schubert posted on Instagram.
Thor’s Hammer is an endurance test-piece that links the first two pitches of a Magnus Midtbø project (the upper pitch has yet to be climbed) into a 180-foot, overhanging monster. Adam Ondra claimed the first ascent in 2012, calling it 9a+ (5.15a). But he mentioned that the grade could be “easy 9b (5.15b),” on his 8a.nu scorecard.
Megos, who was first to repeat the route, said: “Felt harder then the other routes I've done in that grade. Took me three days to link the over 60 [meter] pitch, which is always between 55 and 85 degrees steep!” In atypical Megos fashion, he spent a lengthy 38 minutes on his redpoint burn.