Avg: 1.8 from 5 votes
Routes in December Wall
|A Long December T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Arborvitae T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Caesar's T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Climb of the Anonymous Coward (Var) S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Crown Molding T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Door Jam T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|I Promise Not To Cam In Your Mouth T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Life After James S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Little Caesar T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Mnemonic Plague T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Moonstruck T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Nocturne T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Nosebleed T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Ranklands of Perfidy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Red Tag T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Road Goes Ever On, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Seams Alright T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Short Takes T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Telegraph Road S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Telegraph Road Goes Ever On (Variation), The S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Winter Dreams / Gene and George's Excellent Adventure T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Bernard Gillett, Paul Bodnar 2006|
|Page Views:||746 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Ivan Rezucha on Mar 22, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionCrown Molding is a stout warmup for routes on the main December Wall. The initial corner is sustained and treacherous with small gear. A fun bolt-protected hand traverse leads to a bolt-protected ceiling. Above an easier but awkward, right-angling crack leads to the anchors.
Re-reading Gillett's description, we may have missed a final optional finger crack.
It looks like this climb has only been climbed a couple of times. The chain anchors were brand new with no sign of wear from pulling ropes.
From the anchors, you can toprope the first two thirds of Door Jamb, the 5.9 chimney to the right. Because of the rope angle, you get to avoid the upper part of the chimney, which looks like even less fun than the bottom. The slab to the left of the upper part of the chimney is climbable to the anchors at 10 something.