Type: Trad, 95 ft
FA: Ron Olsen and Nickie Kelly, 6/8/07
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jun 9, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Nick Of Time is a trad dihedral on the right side of Sport Land. Bring some big gear if you want to lead this one!

Start at a 2-bolt belay anchor just up and right from the anchor for Total Eclipse. Climb a slab past a bolt to the base of the corner. Stem, layback, and jam up the wide crack in the corner to its top on a pinnacle.

Rap 95' back to the start from a 2-bolt anchor.

If you didn't bring gear, you can toprope this route after leading Face Off (5.8 sport) or the first pitch of Stayin' Alive (5.9 sport).


On the right side of Sport Land, just right of Sidekick. Start at a 2-bolt belay anchor just up and right of the starting anchor for Total Eclipse. Eds. the beta photo has been deleted by its submitter.


2-bolt belay anchor at the start. 1 bolt on the starting slab, then 1"-4" gear. I used a #1 Camalot, #2 Camalot, 2 #3 Camalots, a #3.5 Camalot, and a #4 Camalot to sew it up.

2-bolt anchor at the top, shared with Face Off and Stayin' Alive.


Boulder, CO
Tradsplatter   Boulder, CO
Climbed this nice corner line with the recommended big cams. After the gardening and beta from the FA, it probably seems not as difficult to subsequent leaders. Giving it a 5.6 rating with maybe a borderline 5.7 move at bulge. Nevertheless, it was a fun route with some nice holds throughout. Top anchors are well placed and convenient belay anchors at bottom make this a very easy, enjoyable, trad route on otherwise sporty face. Nice job, Ron! Jun 14, 2007
Split Van Voorst
Split Van Voorst   Boulder
I agree that this is probably more like 5.6, but it may also be that it only has one move at the bulge that is harder and the rest is a lot easier. The largest cam I used was a #2 Camalot at the bulge. If you look around, there is plenty of smaller stuff if you don't want to bring bigger gear. Jun 27, 2007
Julius Beres
Boulder, CO
Julius Beres   Boulder, CO
I would say the bulge is maybe 5.6, but it is only one move and the rest is easy and fun with big holds and lots of pro placements. Sep 13, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
A good route with good gear if you bring bigger stuff instead of stoppers, as suggested. Felt as hard at the sport 5.8 to the right, both are probably 5.6. Jul 16, 2009
Michael Lucky
Charleston, SC
Michael Lucky   Charleston, SC
I used up my #2 and #3 C4 early on and didn't have much trouble finding placements for small nuts and a red C3 later on, a bunch of #3-#4 C4s would be the easiest but are not necessary. Jun 29, 2012
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
I used one #4 Camalot on this route and one #3. I did not use a #2. Most of my gear was fairly small. This route is fun and has maybe one 5.6 move. Jun 14, 2013