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Antimatter V0 4
Blowin' the Hatch V2 5+
Dark Side of the Moon V1 5
Docking Mechanism V3-4 6A+
Docking Port V1 5
Toe to Toe V7 7A+
Unshaven Slab V0+ 4+ PG13
Type: Boulder
FA: Chip Phillips & Justin Jaeger
Page Views: 983 total · 5/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Aug 9, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details


Hike into main area of the Lower Satellites by following the signs to the Third Flatiron. Twenty yards after walking between the A-7 and BBC Boulders, stop and look up to your right off the trail. Fifteen yards off the trail is an undercut boulder above a low-angle slab.

Begin from a sds on the left side of the undercut on two small crimps, slap up to a good hold and use a pinch, a crimp and a mantel or two to top-out above the slab.

The route's name is a reference to a 5 ft x 3 ft 300+ lb block (much like a hatchcover) that almost killed Justin and I before we even spread our pads out or got our shoes on. At most, three pounds of pressure pulled the whole thing down - almost on our heads. It scared the hell out of us and the other group in the Satellites, but revealed this cool problem.


a crashpad and spotter



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