Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Sep 24, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This problem is located on the North side of the BBC boulder in the main Satelite area. The north side of the boulder is just ever-so-slightly overhanging, and has many small crimpy problems. 'Balance in Nature' starts on the very chalked undercling in the small left-facing dihedral towards the left end of the wall. Bump up to some shallow crimps, then make a couple of longer moves to better crimps, and go for the top.

This one is definitely easier for taller folk, but has enough intermediate holds to make it fun for everyone.


A pad and a spotter.


Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
More like V6, but a very good problem. Jun 28, 2002
V5 seems right to me. I can't climb any harder than V5 and I can do it fairly consistently therefore, due to my ineptitude, it must be V5. Jun 28, 2002
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
I knew if I through down the "sandbagged" card, I'd get a response. No offense intended, I just think its harder than V5. Jul 4, 2002
Hell, I even thought it felt hard for V6, but I'll give it V6 in my book. I can usually send a V6 if the moves are right for me, and I haven't sent this piece of work yet. I've sent, as has Chip, V7's harder FOR ME. Jul 22, 2003
I did this problem the other day, and being kind of tall (6'1) I was able to reach the top left crimp without having to move my feet up. Without having to move your feet up it is at most v5, but I can see how it would be much harder if you had to move your feet off of the small left hand crimp. That is probably the source of the discrepancy. May 3, 2006
Aeon Aki

Aeon Aki    
The shorter your reach, the harder it gets.... Jun 13, 2007
Luke Childers  
1st things 1st - it's a cool line. How hard the problem does seem height dependent, however I still the line is around V6 and I am almost six feet tall. The best qualifier for the difficulty rating on this one, tall or short, is foot work. I find it truly is "Balance in Nature." That being said... give it a visit for sure. Apr 26, 2009
Osiris Graves
Osiris Graves   Denver,co
Hello climbers, I'm glad we have all made it to the Satellites and tried this little piece of work. It was a fun climb! I'm only 5'7" and felt this problem was considerable harder than Re-Entry Burn which I hear is a V5-V6. For me, the business starts as soon as you try and move off the left hand crimp and the right hand pinch to the right hand gaston in the upper dihedral, but I found with some fancy foot work it was not all that bad. I would have to agree with Luke on this one it's all about the foot work assuming you can pull yourself up the small and sharp crimps. Oct 20, 2009
Sasha Oncley
Sasha Oncley   Boulder
Awesome climb, it really helps being tall! Apr 22, 2018