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Mission Overdrive 

YDS: 5.14a/b French: 8c Ewbanks: 33 UIAA: X+ ZA: 33 British: E9 7b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.14a/b French: 8c Ewbanks: 33 UIAA: X+ ZA: 33 British: E9 7b [details]
FA: Jonathan Siegrist
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on Dec 1, 2012

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Set up for a commiting lunge to the rail.

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Description 

Warning: LINK UP....

Climb the crux first five bolts of Mission Impossible to the obvious break in the wall. Traverse slightly right to join Interstellar Overdrive at its rest. Continue through the crux of IO to the chains. Boom.

This is a link up, no doubt, however, a worthy one - combining great climbing (potentially the best terrain) from two great routes, and taking the most natural, straight up method on the wall.

Protection 

Bolts. You will want to hang a sling draw from the 6th bolt (first bolt you clip on Interstellar) to prevent rope drag.


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Jonathan climbing Mission Overdrive.
Jonathan climbing Mission Overdrive.
Just beginning the sustained crux section.
Just beginning the sustained crux section.
Preparing to clear the roof.  These moves are real...
Preparing to clear the roof. These moves are real...

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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 5, 2012

Although I haven't sent any of the lines on this section of the wall, this is another great addition to the right side of this crag. It's the direct line up the wall with the most consistent difficulty and the best rock (sans glued holds on the upper crux). Interstellar is great, but it changes difficulty by almost a full number grade at the top and rather abruptly. Mission is also good, but on the upper boulder, the rock is somewhat crumbly, and there's an outside chance the key hold for the upper boulder will someday go.

All three are great lines, but this has a nice flow to it as well and is a worthy objective. Now if I could only climb it....
By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Apr 12, 2013

In my view, this is a substantial improvement on Interstellar Overdrive. I don't know what it is about Clear Creek, but the linkups are often better than the "straight up" lines! Anyway, an outstanding route, thanks for the vision and hardware, Jay!
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