Bring the Satellite on your boulder circuit and leave the heavy, full-size pad at home.

Enlarge your fall zone with the Black Diamond Satellite Crash Pad so the shark-toothed rocks below won't get you gripped. The Satellite’s three inches of foam work well for mellow but techy problems, and you can use it as a second pad when landings look extra-sketchy. At just 6lb, this 35 x 20.5 x 6in foam taco is easily carried on your shoulders through thick undergrowth while you search for new problems.

  • Two separate layers of foam protect your ankles from sudden impact on varied terrain
  • One-inch closed-cell PE foam top layer has no seam on the fold so you have a safe, predictable landing
  • Black Diamond made the 2010 Satellite larger without adding weight
  • 600D ripstop polyester fabric is coated in polyurethane to make it tough on the sharpest rocks

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5 5

Great additions to your pad collection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the BD Mondo which is a beast of a pad. My buddies have a few other larger pads. I needed something a bit smaller that could easily be moved by the spotter or to cover up that janky boulder that you will most definitely slam you back on if you grease off the top out. Definitely not a pad you want by itself but is great if partnered with 1 or 2 other pads. If you have any other questions you can find me on chat or email me at

4 5

outside & in

It works well in the gym, and decent outside as long as you're not more than fifteen feet off the ground and you have no rocks under the pad. If you are using it for your primary pad try and find a place that has sand or grass underneath it so that the blow won't rattle you to badly.

I like this pad, it's very light and...

I like this pad, it's very light and all.

The material just feels very thin and doesn't look too tough. If I pack stuff in it, lets say my 20l backpack (which fits nicely in it) at say a max of 10kg, will the shoulderstraps hold together or will they rip?

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Black Diamond pads tend to be quite well-constructed, so as long as your backpack isn't absurdly heavy you should be fine.

4 5

Awesome additional coverage.

This is a great pad, but it shouldn't be used alone for anything outside of the gym.
The quality and material is typical BD perfection.

In my opinion, this pad should be used as a supplement to your arsenal, rather than your go to pad. It's great for adding that extra bit of coverage, but not for use as a primary pad.

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If you're looking for your first crashpad I suggest checking out the mad rock mad pad or the metolius stomp.

3 5

Fall but don't Fold

I threw one of these pads down below a route I was setting at the gym the other night and took a fall onto it from about ten feet up. I was surprised to find that it absorbed the impact completely even though it is only 3 inches thick. My only complaint is that since this pad doesn't have a hinged center, folding it to carry is a chore.

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So how is it for outdoor climbing? I'm looking for a good pad, but I'm not sure what to get.