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Tree Line 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ron Olsen and Bob D'Antonio, 7/20/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jul 21, 2007

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Another fun short sport route on the left side of Treasure Wall. This route and Twilight Time are two good short warm-up routes with an easy approach.

Start about 10' left of Twilight Time, just left of a big pine tree next to the wall.

Climb straight up the face to the second bolt. Move up and left to the third bolt. Angle up left to an arete. Clip the fourth bolt, then climb right and up to a great edge (5.9). Fun moves! Continue straight up to the anchor.

Descent: lower 40' back down.

Variation: The moderate cracks left of the bolt line can be climbed (with trad gear for pro) straight up to the arete by the fourth bolt.


Take the Treasure Wall approach. Head right and uphill about 20' to a big pine tree next to the wall. The route starts just left of the tree. This is about 10' left of Twilight Time.

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4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.

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By djoseph
Sep 19, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

A good climb for newcomers to outdoor routes. If memory serves, the line can be climbed using the crack system to the left of the bolts (which probably goes at around 5.8), or on the face to the right of the bolts (probably 5.9).
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 22, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

As good a lead on gear as bolts. RPs or similar required, but with that, reasonably protected. With some craftiness or ball-nuts, it can be sewn-up.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jun 10, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a good warm up route for the area. It is probably easier on the left than the right.
By Jojo Protheroe
Oct 14, 2013

You'll have a choice to go left or right after the tree. Left is more slabby, right is more juggy. About equally hard. I'm not sure what they mean about sewing it up with gear.... Didn't seem like there were any prominent cracks, but then again I wasn't looking.
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