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Upper Satellite Boulders

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32oz. Arete 
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Countin' Dimes 
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Dank Face 
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Hands All Over 
Moon Walk, The 
Richter Scale 
Saturated Solitude 
V2 Arete (Hobo Boulder) 
Yo, Adrian! 

Upper Satellite Boulders Rock Climbing 

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The Upper Satellite bouldering area is an excellent place to cool down in the summer heat and beat the crowds. You will rarely see other people there, very secluded. Plenty of nice tall free-standing boulders sit within a minutes walk from eachother. The boulders sit several hundred feet higher in elevation than the regular Satellite boulders, and are a little bit cooler in temps. During the winter months, not much sun hits the area so climbing can be a bit cold and snowy. Located in between the Second and Third Flatirons, most of the boulders actually sit right next to the Second Flatiron, in a water drainage. If you head towards the Third Flatiron away from the main boulders, you will run into a few good problems in the scree field, where several nice large boulders lean against eachother, creating some nice short steep lines.

Getting There 

Follow the same directions as for the regular Satellite boulders. When you get there, hike up the main trail passing the BBC boulder and the problem "Turningpoint" off to your right. Hike about 5 minutes until you see a faint trail heading steep to the right. Take that trail and after a couple minutes this will take you up a small ridge and into the drainage right at the base of the Second Flatiron. From there hike another 10-15 minutes straight up the drainage. You can't miss the boulders. You'll first encounter the route "Halley's Comet" on a large boulder sitting right in the drainage, all the other boulders are just uphill about 1 minute. The problems in the scree field are located just south of Halley's Comet, about 1 minute as well. Enjoy!


Eds. Please consider minimizing your impact when enjoying the area. There are already signs of erosion, plant trampling, etc. Do your best to ensure future access to this wonderful area!

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Satellite Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Satellite Boulders:
V2 Arete (Hobo Boulder)   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
32oz. Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   
Yo, Adrian!   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
The Moon Walk   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
Hobo   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Halley's Comet   V7 7A+     Boulder, 22'   
Countin' Dimes   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Project...   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 15'   
Richter Scale   V10 7C+     Boulder, 20'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Upper Satellite Boulders

Featured Route For Upper Satellite Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: The face.

Countin' Dimes V7-8 7B  CO : Flatirons : ... : Upper Satellite Boulders
This tall, beautiful face has at least a couple of routes on it, and although it may look a little chossy, all those tiny crimps and dime edges are solid. Directly in the center is a very cool line that climbs on tiny crimpers and very small edges for feet. It's slim pickings for holds, so delicate footwork and nice long reaches are involved. It's a pretty tall line, requiring a big move at the end as holds disappear, but the landing is pretty good with two pads. A few feet to the left looks eas...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Upper Satellite Boulders
Photos of Upper Satellite Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Unclimbed boulder in the scree field?
Unclimbed boulder in the scree field?
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson H.
Tyson H.
Rock Climbing Photo: Super thin face to the right of the Dank Arete
Super thin face to the right of the Dank Arete
Rock Climbing Photo: -The project.
-The project.
Rock Climbing Photo: Thin wall, nothing but dime edges.
Thin wall, nothing but dime edges.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson H.
Tyson H.
Rock Climbing Photo: V5.
Rock Climbing Photo: V2 arete.
V2 arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boom Boulder.
Boom Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Halley's Comet, V7.
Halley's Comet, V7.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boom Boulder.
Boom Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson H.
Tyson H.
Rock Climbing Photo: Countin' Dimes.
Countin' Dimes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson H.
Tyson H.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson H. pullin' through.
Tyson H. pullin' through.
Rock Climbing Photo: Halley's Comet.
Halley's Comet.
Rock Climbing Photo: Misha Z.... using the completely wrong beta.
Misha Z.... using the completely wrong beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bloc Party.
Bloc Party.
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of the Boom Boulder.
East face of the Boom Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boom Boulder's tall north face.
Boom Boulder's tall north face.

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By Ryando Smithman
From: Golden, CO
Jun 23, 2015
Not a bad little area. Doesn't see too much traffic, so it's quiet; a very nice quality. Definitely still room for development up here and plenty of problems just begging for more ascents.

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