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Routes in BBC Boulder

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

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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.


Pad and a spotter.


Chris Plesko
Westminster, CO
Chris Plesko   Westminster, CO
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. Sep 4, 2011
Aeon Aki    
The crux of this problem is staying off the tree. Mar 9, 2007