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The Piano 

Hueco: V8- Font: 7B PG13

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V8- Font: 7B PG13 [details]
FA: Ian CB or old school
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Submitted By: Ian CB on Sep 25, 2013

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The Piano starts on the left and follows the slope...


From a sit on the uphill side of the boulder with your left hand on a good edge on the lip and your right on the low jug, pull on and follow interesting slopey holds that you will have to grab just right all the way around the corner and top out. Really fun and pumpy! Do be careful though, if you explode off there is a very good chance you could go tumbling down the hill...


10 feet below the Mouses Misery Wall. The problem faces west.


2-3 pads and a good spot

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By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Sep 26, 2013

Awesome! This boulder brings back some great memories. We would boulder on this between sessions on Mouse Tracks ,Mouses Tail, or Thourgho Fare ,etc. I doubt we engaged in any sit starts back then except for climbing out from under a bar stool while engaging in some silly bar tricks. Try it some time it's at least V4......the bar stool that is!
Either way thanks for posting this and could somebody throw up a picture too.
Peace and Fuk-Nes Steve S.
By Ian CB
Sep 26, 2013

By Dobbe
Sep 26, 2013

If your going to post problems could you add a photo instead of links to your vimeo account.
By Ian CB
Sep 26, 2013

Photo added, it wouldn't let me before. You should go try this Dobbe, I think you would like it alot. There's a couple more direct lines to be had too.
By Dobbe
Sep 27, 2013

It looks like a fun problem. Nice work!
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Sep 27, 2013

I disagree. It looks like torture. But nice work Ian.
By Ian CB
May 1, 2016

There's a couple more on this boulder.. Baby Grand (V6) start on slopes in the middle and climb straight up above the slanted landing.. Quite good but don't blow the finish. Also Dump Truck (V8) On the far right side of the face, starting from a sit on a slanty, rocky landing, start with a fin hold for the right, and a slopey crimp for the left. Bust a hard punch to the lip then finish the final couple moves of The Piano. Not that great but if you're there why not right?

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