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.
Spotter and pad nice on this one, but not necessary since ones feet are never more than 2 feet off the ground.
BETA PHOTO: Piano Boulder. A fun traverse; works you...
BETA PHOTO: Piano Boulder: Piano Traverse (Left start method) ...
|Comments on Piano Traverse
|By Andy Mauk|
May 21, 2002
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.
|By Shane Z|
Jan 19, 2003
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?
|By Krister Sorensen|
From: Centennial, CO
Jul 25, 2003
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.
|By Colin Erskine|
From: Madison, WI
Jan 11, 2007
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.
|By Brian Weinstein|
May 18, 2008
rating: V5- 6C
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.