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Piano Traverse 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V5- Font: 6C [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Oct 28, 2001

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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.


Protection 

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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Piano Boulder. A fun traverse; works your feet.
BETA PHOTO: Piano Boulder. A fun traverse; works you...
Piano Boulder: Piano Traverse (Left start method) and two "Unknown" V3 problems (approximate route). Alternate Unknown start in pink.
BETA PHOTO: Piano Boulder: Piano Traverse (Left start method) ...
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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 Zentner
From: Colorado
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.