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Routes in Upper Satellite Boulders

32oz. Arete V4 6B
Bloc Party V3-4 6A+
Boom V6 7A
Countin' Dimes V7-8 7B
Dank Arete, The V0-1 4+
Dank Face V3-4 6A+
Halley's Comet V7 7A+
Hands All Over V9+ 7C
Hobo V6 7A
Moon Walk, The V6 7A
Project... V8+ 7B+
Richter Scale V10 7C+
Right of Adrian V0-1 4+
Saturated Solitude V5-6 6C+
Unknown Arete V0+ 4+
V2 Arete (Hobo Boulder) V2 5+
Yo, Adrian! V5 6C
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Type: Boulder, 22 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chip Phillips on Apr 28, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Hike into the main area of the Lower Satellites by following the signs to the Third Flatiron. When you arrive at the BBC Boulder, attempt to follow a poor social trail that almost skirts the edge of the Second Flatiron towards the Upper Satellites. Halley's Comet is located on the southeast corner of a large boulder down in a drainage before you get to any of the other problems in the Upper Satellites.

Begin from a stand start on chest high holds in the dihedral under the lip. Some dynamic slaps/tension moves and a hideous mantel precede a semi-stance 10 feet up. From here, regroup, then dance up 10-12 more feet of slab to the top. The sit start is known as Richter Scale and is considered V10.


A large pad or two are enough, assuming you don't fall off the high slab.


Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
Thanks, Chip! I hope you've been well, buddy. I feel like that is what I did although I followed the drainage/trail that goes along the 2nd Flatiron (just to the north of the LS). But then after going up for a bit I cut over and looked for stuff as well. I guess I'm not really familiar with where the Uppers even are, so it's hard for me to know if I went far enough though I searched for quite a bit. Nov 18, 2009
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
Sweatpants - trend up and left from Toe to Toe & the BBC Boulder between the trail that heads to the Third and the Upper Satellites. If you get the US proper, come back down the steep main drainage heading east until you get to it. Halley's Comet and its sds, Richter Scale, are on the downhill side of a large block in a drainage culvert, maybe 300 yards as the crow flies from Toe to Toe, the BBC Boulder, etc. Nov 13, 2009
Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
Perhaps more people don't try this because no one can find it. Where is this thing. I searched for quite a bit today. Is this straight up from Toe to Toe? Please help for when I come through again. Thanks Nov 12, 2009
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
In the bag, baby!!! Nov 10, 2009
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
It doesn't seem like this problem gets any traffic at all for how sick it is. Maybe nobody really knows about it or isn't down to hike to the Upper Satellites. I on the other hand have been projecting the Jesus out of this thing and I really like it. Pretty close to finishing her up. Oct 21, 2009

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