REI Community
Winterfest Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Quark for Quayle T 
Abortion Control T 
Anartichoke S 
Big Rattler T 
Bimbo in Limbo S 
Brokendown Shanty T,S 
Bush Loves Detroit T 
Cat's Meow S 
Consolation T 
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly S 
Dissolution, The S 
Driving Over Stella S 
Dweeb T,S 
Fractions S 
Generica S 
Interstellar Overdrive S 
Jell-O Brand Napalm T 
Killian's Red S 
Leaning Pillar T,S 
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art S 
Pass The Tanning Butter S 
Pseudo Bullet S 
Pumcat S 
Rebel Yell S 
Resolution, The S 
Runt T,TR 
Silver Bullet S 
Sunset Arete S 
Tanning Butter S 
Thin Lizzie (Dodging Ions) T,TR 
Too Dumb to Sleep In T 
Twinkletoes S 
Under The Wire S 
Unknown (G) T,TR 
Whole Lot of Drunk S 

Interstellar Overdrive 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Berk brothers? bolted line: Ken Trout and Guy Lords, 1991
Page Views: 2,468
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 22, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (20)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Entering into the crux,"Interstellar Overdriv...


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.


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

Photos of Interstellar Overdrive Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: About to start the crux.
About to start the crux.

Comments on Interstellar Overdrive Add Comment
Show which comments
By Darren O'Connor
Jun 2, 2011

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.
By Dan Hickstein
Jan 27, 2013
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

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.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About