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A Quark for Quayle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Abortion Control T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Anartichoke S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Rattler T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bimbo in Limbo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Brokendown Shanty T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bush Loves Detroit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cat's Meow S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Consolation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dissolution, The S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Driving Over Stella S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dumb Politicians T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dweeb T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fractions S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Generica S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Interstellar Overdrive S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jell-O Brand Napalm T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Killian's Red S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Leaning Pillar T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pass The Tanning Butter S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pseudo Bullet S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pumcat S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quayle Eats Bush T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rebel Yell S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Resolution, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Runt T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Silver Bullet S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sunset Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tanning Butter S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Thin Lizzie (Dodging Ions) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Dumb to Sleep In T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twinkletoes S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Under The Wire S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown (G) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whole Lot of Drunk S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport
FA: Berk brothers? bolted line: Ken Trout and Guy Lords, 1991
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 21, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Interstellar Overdrive starts in the corner system immediately left of Pseudo Bullet. A very tight and strenuous corner relents to fine face climbing with some exposure. This line was originally done on RPs with pins in the horizontal seams above, and one of those pins remains today. The climbing on Interstellar Overdrive was great, the stone excellent, and the pro as good as it gets. The old pin above seems solid; however, replacement with a 3/8" stainless steel bolt would ensure the longevity of this clip. This route was a gas, just don't give up the fight in the corner. Help is just-a-reach-away, and the corner does have some useful Gaston edges that crop up just when the feet seem the worse. If this route had been listed at 5.11c or d, I would have believed it.

Protection

QD only and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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Dan Hickstein
  5.11+
Dan Hickstein  
  5.11+
Incredible contorted moves through the flare! Highly recommended if you like awkward climbing.

I grunted as hard as I could on this one and just barely scraped by on the onsight. Seemed more like 11+ unless I was missing a hold or something. Great route, but be ready for a thrash-battle. Jan 27, 2013
I scratched and clawed and hmmd and hawwwd and grunted and groaned, on toprope, and was completely shut down on this climb. I can't imagine how you folks can get your feet to stick on that left face enough to do anything!

Getting completely shut down usually happens at 5.12a for me. I would put this route at least that hard. Jun 2, 2011