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Bleep Traverse V4 6B
Dr. Mindbender V6 7A X
Moonwalk V0 4
Spacelab V2 5+
Sputnik 1.5 V1 5
Sputnik Left V1 5
Sputnik One V1 5
Sputnik Three V0 4
Sputnik Two V0 4
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Shared By: Chip Phillips on Jul 3, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Approach the Lower Satellites. The first wall you come to on your left is the Sputnik Boulder.

Sputnik Left starts low in the conspicuous crack that splits the modules of the Sputnik Boulder. Reach left to a small crimp or two, get a good foot, reach/swing/deadpoint for the top and pull over.


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Mike Deitchman
Boulder, CO
Mike Deitchman   Boulder, CO
I did this problem earlier this afternoon, and based my sequence on the description in the CO Front Range Bouldering guidebook.

I think it's V2 if you lieback the left side of the offset crack and skip the crimps out to the left. It felt like a legitimate V2 to me doing it this way.

Here's the description from the guidebook: "climb the left side of the offset crack from a low start". Nov 26, 2016
Boulder finally
OkieGirl   Boulder finally
I concur, Sputnik One was definitely more difficult. Aug 23, 2009
Michael Walker
Loveland, CO
Michael Walker   Loveland, CO
Agreed, it seems the V2 must be a contrived sequence. How do I know? Cause I am a terrible boulderer and indeed, I can do this one. Seems a couple of jams/side pulls on the crack allow you to move your feet up to some good pebbles to the right of the crack, then a move to the top to the left of the crack...easy cheesy.

Glad to be back home in Colorado - lunch "hour" bouldering is where it's at! Sep 12, 2007
Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
Joshua Merriam   Boulder, CO
If you can jam, there's no way this is V2. Aug 21, 2007

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