Sachi Amma, 27, clipped the chains on Thor’s Hammer (9a+ 5.15a) and cinched the route’s eighth ascent. Adam Ondra, who first
climbed Thor’s Hammer in 2012, inaugurated the popular Flatanger testpiece.
The climb went unrepeated until 2015, when Alex Megos redpointed it after only three days of work, laying down the tracks for a send train to follow. Since Megos’ repeat, Thor’s Hammer has become one of
the most-climbed 5.15a’s and one with the quickest succession of ascents. Austrian Jakob Schubert followed days after Megos with the third ascent, and then American climbers Daniel Woods, Ethan Pringle and Dave Graham all repeated the climb within two
weeks. Slovenian Domen Skofic, who sent the route this May, and Amma, a former competition climber from Japan, now joins them on the send train.
I sent my project Thor’s Hammer 9a+ today??? Everything just go perfect with sun and strong wind?? Unbelievably @stonerideryuji sent his project Odin’s Eye 8c+ just after my sending??? All of our pressure disappear and time for celebration??So happy? Photo by @gianelloni1 @adidasoutdoor @petzl_official @fiveten_official @rockmasterhq #newhale #thefarmclimbingholddepot #大東建託株式会社 @mateo_laporte @brettlowell
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The Hanshelleren cave in Norway, where Thor’s Hammer lies,contains the densest concentration of hard sport climbs in the world—the majority
were established by Ondra. While on his two-week trip to Flatanger, Amma also sent Odin’s Eye (8c+ 5.14c), Valkyrie (8c 5.14b)
and Muy Berde (8c 5.14b).
Watch Daniel Woods and Dave Graham send Thor’s Hammer in the video below: