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Halley's Comet 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder, 22'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6-7 Font: 7A+ [details]
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Submitted By: Chip Phillips on Apr 29, 2008

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Description 

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.


Protection 

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



Photos of Halley's Comet Slideshow Add Photo
Haileys Comet Arete. Photo by Misha Zavalov.
BETA PHOTO: Haileys Comet Arete. Photo by Misha Zavalov.
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Delicately getting established.
Delicately getting established.
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By misha zavalov
From: Boulder, Co.
Oct 21, 2009

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.

By misha zavalov
From: Boulder, Co.
Nov 10, 2009

In the bag, baby!!!

By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 12, 2009

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

By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 13, 2009

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.

By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 18, 2009

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.