Login with Facebook
Crescent Crack Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
3 Amigos T 
A Kat That Grumps T 
C.P.O.S. T 
Closet Lycra T 
Crack in the Woods T 
Crank in the Woods S 
Crescent Crack T 
Crescent Crack Direct Variation T 
Final Link T 
Great Chockstone, The T 
Grunting Gringos T 
Hand Jive T 
If Looks Could Kill S 
Interplanetary Voyage T 
Kutcorner T 
Lazarus T 
Less Than Zero T 
Lunge or Plunge T 
Mexican Crack T 
Missing Link T 
Multiplicity S 
No Jive Arete S 
Paraplegic Ward T,TR 
Razor's Edge S 
Ross Connection, The T 
Ross Route, The T 
Rotert's Rooter T 
Short Corner T 
Slam, Jam, Thank You Ma'am T 
Waterslide S 
Who's On First S,TR 

Interplanetary Voyage 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: B. Simmons, M. Bennett & B. Robins, 1985
Page Views: 946
Submitted By: mountainsense on Apr 24, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


It's really a wonder that this line gets a star in the Ruckman guide--what a flog! Begin in a brushy corner just uphill and to the right of Slam, Jam, Thank You, Ma'am. Climb the slabby corner up and into a squeeze, then wriggle your way out and along a flake until it's possible to pull back into the slot above, which is gritty and features loose rock. Oh, and I almost forgot--the moves getting into the initial squeeze can be wet--and loose. But, perhaps, I'm just a bit biased--I did get throttled by the thing, so you may just want to go find out for yourself... Giv'r!


Bring at least a single set of cams, ranging in size from hands to fists. A helmet, in this case, would almost certainly hose you as your head would become irretrievably keyed-in at the top of the first squeeze. Wear pants and long sleeves for good measure.
Once through the offending upper slot, devise a gear anchor, or figure out someway over and to the climber's left--there's a chain anchor in good repair atop Slam, Jam, Thank You, Ma'am. The rappel is maybe 65 feet.

Comments on Interplanetary Voyage Add Comment
Show which comments
By mountainsense
Apr 24, 2009

Kudos to Peter for the on-sight, and to Ben for cleaning the lower half of the rig.
By nineplusplus
Apr 27, 2009

its worth a star now that you suckers have cleaned it
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!