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Routes in Upper Satellite Boulders

32oz. Arete V3 6A
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 V5+ 6C+
Moon Walk, The V4-5 6B+
Project... V8+ 7B+
Richter Scale V9 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, 15 ft
FA: Alex Manikowski
Page Views: 1,729 total · 16/month
Shared By: misha zavalov on Jan 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This tall, beautiful face has at least a couple of routes on it, and although it may look a little chossy, all those tiny crimps and dime edges are solid. Directly in the center is a very cool line that climbs on tiny crimpers and very small edges for feet. It's slim pickings for holds, so delicate footwork and nice long reaches are involved. It's a pretty tall line, requiring a big move at the end as holds disappear, but the landing is pretty good with two pads. A few feet to the left looks easier, there's an arete to use, which would go at V3.

Location

It's the last boulder out of the group. It is located right off the trail on your right side. It's maroon and has bright green lichen on it. It's very pretty, you can't miss it. This is the same tall face that I describe under the route (Project...).

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Two pads.

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Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
I wonder if this is the same as Alex Manikowski's Countin' Dimes V7/8, which is apparently a nice thin slab problem in the Upper Satellites. Jan 8, 2010
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
  V7-8
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
  V7-8
It is, Chip. I'm not positive he's the first acsentionist, but he might be. I was there when he climbed it, it was pretty cool. The route is sweet. But how did you know that Chip? It's not posted anywhere else. Jan 8, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
To answer your Q, I keep a close eye on a few areas on 8a. I don't remember this slab from my forays to the Upper Satellites, but that doesn't mean much other than I didn't put it up. Looks so good ... I'll have to check it out. Jan 9, 2010
half-pad-mini-jug
crauschville
 
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
 
Wow!!! I don't usually like slab problems, but this one is really good. Requires creative footwork towards the top.... Oct 17, 2011
Drew Megura
  V3-4
Drew Megura  
  V3-4
This is a great problem but nowhere near as difficult as V7. Still, the moves are super fun and feel quite unique for the Flatirons. Definitely worth doing if in the area. Apr 25, 2017

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