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Routes in Piano Ridge

Elevation: 5,630 ft
GPS: 40.535, -105.142 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Apr 19, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

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.

Getting There

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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To the south of the Piano Boulder and south of "Booty" (V0-V1 High Slab Problem) just past the barbed-wire fence there is a Gill Arrow. This is a typical Gill roof problem. Also, because Rotary access is limited there are many other locations to visit around the Fort. The North Quarry. Big Granitic Boulders below west Arthurs Rock (V10 here). The distant-eye and road-side boulders at H-Tooth. The fish-hatchery up the Poudre. Need directions? Sure Rotary is sweet, but there are many other places to boulder around the Fort. Apr 30, 2002

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