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Twilight Time 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ron Olsen and Bruno Haché, 7/15/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jul 16, 2007

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Bill H. leading Twilight Time.

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A fun sport route with neat stemming.

Take the Treasure Wall approach and go about 30' up the hill, just right of a big pine tree next to the wall.

Climb the steep face, with crux stemming past the 3rd bolt. Continue up with more cool stemming moves. Traverse right to a little pine, then go straight up to the anchor on a good ledge.

The anchor is shared with Bobby's Back; you can TR that route after climbing this one.

Descent: Lower 60' back to the start.

We did the first ascent around 8:30 pm with just enough light to see; hence the name "Twilight Time".


Take the Treasure Wall approach. Go right and uphill about 30' to the start of the route, just right of a big pine tree next to the wall.

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6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks. The last bolt and the anchor are shared with Bobby's Back.

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From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Sep 2, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route.
By djoseph
Sep 19, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Pleasant line. I believe (?) that in addition to the anchor, the last bolt is also shared with Bobby's Back. At least, I clipped it. Nice hooks for anchors!
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 22, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I lead it on gear, cleaning the little cracks up as I went. It goes 5.9+ on gear, no real runouts if you have some brass or steel. If I'd had ball nuts I would have sewn it up tight.
A majority of the route goes easily without bolts, some I had to tinker with, but it was all protected.
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 8, 2008

Nice line and you can also then top rope the route to the right if you wish.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Aug 29, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb is probably easier clipping bolts than placing gear, but it ain't harder than 5.9 as a sport route.
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I wouldn't come to the crag for this one, but we had a lot of fun on it when we were there. The stemming moves above the third bolt are great! I don't think I could call this 10a, though there are much easier 9s in the canyon.
By a Ball
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 14, 2015

FYI: 3rd bolt is apparently a little loose. My partner tried to hand tighten it...and then whipped on stayed put.

Climbing itself is a ton of fun. Not very hard if you climb creatively.

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