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.30-06 T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
7-Minute Abs S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Alone Time with my Banana S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
American Mustang S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Black and Tan S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Casual Stone S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Centerfold S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Curvaceous S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Double Stout S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Double Stout (w/ extension) S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Foxy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Goin' The Distance S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Harlot S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Hellcat S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Hey Good Lookin' S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hot Stuff S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Interstellar Overdrive S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Leftover Stuff S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Litlle Kitten S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mission Impossible S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Mission Overdrive S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Mission Plausible S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Porn Queen S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pretty Woman S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Recovery S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Reefer Madness S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Roadrunner T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Slender Babe S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Slinky S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Stone Free S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Sweet Thing S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ten-Digit Dialing S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Vixen S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wet Dream S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wiled Horses T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Y2K S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Daniel Woods
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Shared By: Jay Samuelson on Jun 8, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Your mission, Mr. Phelps, should you choose to accept it, is to ascend the sweeping gray, green, and orange face to the left of Interstellar Overdrive. This mission is wrought with dead-ends, danger, and misery for the few who dare attempt the Impossible. Your entry exam shall be slab climbing that is slightly overhung which will immediately deposit you into the crux; survive the mental and physical torture of the next two bolts and you might just breathe the rarefied air of the upper headwall. Don't breathe too easy though, as traps and tricks are waiting to spit you back to the realm of mere mortals. Should you fail, we will disavow any knowledge of you and your mission.

Location

Mission Impossible is located on the far right side of Wall of the Nineties, right of the two obvious cracks, .30-06 and Roadrunner, and left of Interstellar Overdrive.

Protection

10 bolts - 2 bolt anchor over the lip with chains. Stick clip bolt 1. Be careful lowering as well, I think you'll end up about 5 feet off the ledge, and will need to be pulled back in. A 60m will work, knot your ends!
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
 
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
 
Hey John - Woods called it 14d or *maybe* harder. Jonathan called it 14b after he sent, the Anderson brothers both called it 14c after they sent as well as Jon Cardwell. So it seems like 14c is the consensus. Nov 8, 2017
John RB
Superior, CO
John RB   Superior, CO
In Climbing mag, D. Woods suggested 9a, but said it could be 9a+ (aka, he rated it 14d, but said it could be 15a). But here it's rated 14c. The only ascents I know are D. Woods, J. Cardwell and M. Anderson. Jstar suggested 14c, but unsure if he redpointed. (Can one generally know what the rating is without a redpoint?) Nov 8, 2017
Train4life
Boulder, CO
 
Train4life   Boulder, CO
 
Jon Cardwell just sent! 3/26/14. Mar 27, 2014
Wow, how exciting! Super impressive, that thing looks craaaazy. Lots of hard stuff going down finally in CCC---- will the Double Stout be next?!?! :) May 10, 2012
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Yeah!! Way to go, Daniel!
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Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
 
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
 
The mission has been accomplished, Daniel Woods climbed Mission Impossible earlier today. Congratulations, Daniel, nice work! May 8, 2012
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
 
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
 
Right on, Jonathan, thanks! I'm excited this is getting some attention and coming together. I'm more than happy to move any bolts you think are necessary, just let me know the new locations if you already have a good idea where they should go (I'm guessing bolt 5 needs to go right of the flat crimp). I'm glad this thing isn't getting cobwebbed and waiting years for me to do it. Can't wait to see some climbing go down, looks (and feels) crazy up there. I'm excited to see what you come up with. I can't believe it might be as hard as I originally thought either. Man, I'm psyched!! Apr 9, 2012
Jonathan Siegrist
his truck
  5.14c
Jonathan Siegrist   his truck
  5.14c
Finally got a chance to try this rig yesterday. It's a cool line for sure. Could still use a little more cleaning, maybe move a bolt or two, but for the most part it's bomber and ready to go. I did all of the moves through the route but was somewhat stumped at the last bolt... the sun was setting and my patient belayer was losing her patience (understandably). Very hard move up top off an improbable sloper, but I suppose I could have missed something. Seems like putting it together will certainly be 8c / +(?). Very unique style! nice route. I'd return but I'm leaving the country in a few days and gotta wrap some other stuff up. I'd predict that D. Woods will tear through this thing quickly. Great vision! Apr 8, 2012
Rob Eison
Denver, CO
 
Rob Eison   Denver, CO
 
I predict this will be the new king line of Clear Creek. Time to start training, people, because this one has holds and will go down! The Front Range is lucky to have your vision and motivation for putting up new routes. A beautiful line, Jay! Jun 10, 2011
Thanks, Jay!!! Although it may take the rest of my natural life to climb to the 1st bolt on this line having rapped this line before, I can vouch for is classic location and quality of stone. Can't wait to try it (on TR :-). Such a fantastic line should bring them in, man!! Can't wait to see it go!! Bolting this line is like fishing for hardmen!!! Good luck on this classic!!!!!!! Looks so gooooooddddd!!!!!!!!! Jun 9, 2011
slim    
I'm putting my money on jstar, if he is still around these parts. Jun 9, 2011
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
 
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
 
Open Project:
This thing is hard, if you're gunning for it go get it! Tell your friends and spread the word, one of the hardest lines in Clear Creek is open for all to try - so who's gonna accept the mission?

  • I have no idea how hard this thing is, I don't climb this hard yet. From a close inspection, it seems it could be hard 5.14, but I wouldn't be shocked if it landed in the lower .14 range. Of course, sometimes things look easier (or harder) from a rope....
Jun 8, 2011