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The Piano Boulder along with the West Facing ridge it sits along offer a handfull of easy to moderately difficult bouldering lines. With the dam construction projects, the area has seen increased traffic now that is among the few remaining bouldering locales with a short approach accessible from Fort Collins. The classic traverse of the Piano Boulder (V5) is among the harder lines here. Quite a few easy traverses and up problems exist on the ridge.
From Overland Trail in Fort Collins head West on CR 42C near Hughes Stadium. After the curves and hill turn left on CR 23, follow until the current road block above the Spring Canyon Dam. Park on the left and find the main trail to the left (don't use the many social trails immediately ahead of the parking area).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Piano Ridge:
Roof Crack V-easy Boulder
Piano Ridge Traverse V1- Boulder, 60 feet
Bootie V1 Boulder
Roof Reach V1+ Boulder
Gill Arrow Roof Problem V4 Boulder, 10 feet
Sloper Traverse V4+ Boulder
Piano Traverse V5 Boulder
Featured Route For Piano Ridge
Piano Traverse V5 CO : Fort Collins : ... : Piano Ridge
This fun traverse is the obvious boulder up from the approach trail, just off of the ridge. Most people start on the NE arete on a jug and traverse counterclockwise around this boulder, but it is possible and possibly easier to go the opposite direction. The moves are generally continous on the N, W and S faces on thin edges or slopers with predominately bad feet. The hard stuff is over after pulling onto the slabby E face. Get it dialed and go for laps....[more] Browse More Classics in CO