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Space Oddity 

Hueco: V0 Font: 4

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
FA: ???
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Submitted By: Chip Phillips on Jul 31, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Space Oddity V0 (with arete) and Major Tom V3 (wit...

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Hike into the Lower Satellites. When the A-7 Boulder (with its prominent V1 hand traverse problem) is on your left, the enormous BBC complex is on your right.

What I have called Space Oddity (which is the name of the David Bowie song which memorializes Major Tom) is merely an easier variation to Major Tom. This problem starts low on the west/northwest face of the BBC Boulder a few feet left of Balance in Nature and just right of a tree. Instead of climbing up and slightly right to the top, veer left to the arete - almost behind the tree - and go to the top.

If this problem has a commonly accepted name, feel free to leave a comment and I will submit a correction.

Not great, but worth doing if you are looking for easier stuff.

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By Aeon Aki
Administrator
Mar 9, 2007

The crux of this problem is staying off the tree.
By Chris Plesko
From: Westminster, CO
Sep 4, 2011

This seems like it starts as for Major Tom only everything is on. To make Major Tom a V3, then you have to consider the arete off. It's harder than V0 but no harder than V2.