Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Chip Phillips on Jul 30, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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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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Pad and a spotter.

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