December Wall Rock Climbing
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During the closure, motorists need to take US 36 to CO 7.
The December Wall is a large, South-facing rock band situated about 800 feet above the road in SSV Canyon on the North side of the road. The cliff can be logically divided into two sectors. The left 500 feet of the cliff holds numerous older trad lines running in grade from 5.8 to 5.10+. The right hand side consists of a small, steep sector containing only half a dozen routes. It is formed by the alcove composed of blonde colored rock, steep and on the right. All of the new routes here were put in by Mike Freischlag 4 years ago. The climbing on both sectors is a bit hit-or-miss inasmuch as quality varies substantially from pitch to pitch. Some of it can be truly chossy with excessive surface exfoliation. On the other hand, some of the granite is excellent. I did a Freischlag route several years ago that was truly superb, but the route immediately adjacent was not on such fine stone (sorry, Mike). Both sectors get terrific sun and can be climbed most of the year.
A. Crown Molding, 9, 1p, 80', gear.
B. Door Jam, 9-, 1p, 40', gear.
A? Moonstruck, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
B. Seams Alright, 10+, 1p, gear.
C. Mnemonic Plague, 9, 1p, 80', gear.
D. I Promise Not To Cam In Your Mouth, 10-, 2p, gear.
E. Red Tag , 11+, 1p, 85', gear & bolts.
F. Arborvitae, 10, 2p, 145', gear.
above F. ??, 11, 2p, 145', gear.
G? Great Tree Route.
H. Short Takes, 10, 2p, 300', gear.
I. Nocturne, 10, 2p, 200', gear & bolts.
J. ??, 10, 1p, 95', bolts & gear.
K. Caesar's, 10-, 2p, gear.
L. A Long December, 11-, 3p, 200', gear.
M. Ranklands of Perfidy, 9, 1p, 120', gear.
N. Life After James , 11-, 3p, 220', bolts.
ON. Climb of the Anonymous Coward (Var), 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
O. Telegraph Road, 11, 2p, bolts.
P. Winter Dreams, 10, 250', 3p, gear & bolts.
Poison Ivy alert
Per Doug Haller: there is lots of poison ivy all year round!
Classic Climbing Routes at December Wall
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