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Routes in Piano Ridge

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,059 total · 15/month
Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Oct 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

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.

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Spotter and pad nice on this one, but not necessary since ones feet are never more than 2 feet off the ground.

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Ryan Harty
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ryan Harty   Fort Collins, CO
 
I got my first send of this route today after a little less than a month of work. I had to work out short person beta, so it looks different than Snook's friend above :P

youtube.com/watch?v=UWbGce-… Jun 7, 2017
Snook  
Video I made of my friend climbing this route! Beta spoilers alert.

vimeo.com/122824509 Mar 21, 2015
I've always thought this thing was much easier then punk rock though they are both rated the same. No matter, this is my favorite of the two. May 18, 2008
Colin Erskine
Madison, WI
 
Colin Erskine   Madison, WI
 
When it's the middle of January, and snowing out, this is a little tough, but I need to come back when it's sunny and there isn't 2 feet of snow on the ground and work this when the rock isn't 10F. But I do like the problem. Jan 11, 2007
Krister Sorensen
Centennial, CO
Krister Sorensen   Centennial, CO
Shane- That route doesn't have a name that I know of but it is probably a V1. If you skip the side pull and go directly to the slope with your left and finish the same way on the slope as with the side pull it is probably a V2. Fun problem though. Try campus to the side pull. Jul 25, 2003
Shane Zentner
Colorado
Shane Zentner   Colorado
Facing the road on Piano Boulder is a problem that ascends the face of the boulder. I climbed it today after getting beta from someone else (a funky sidepull with the left hand to a sloper at the top, then a nice hold above the sloper). I'm curious to know what this is. Does anyone know? Jan 19, 2003
Very fun traverse. You got to move fast but to focused. Make sure that your feet are good. And just huck it when you try it. May 21, 2002

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