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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
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Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: Paul Bodnar, Bernard Gillett, 2006
Page Views: 1,030 total, 10/month
Shared By: Ivan Rezucha on Mar 22, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Moonstruck is a decent warmup at the far left of the main December Wall. It's a bit dirty and not visually appealing. The crux move is quite hard. Above that are a few lesser cruxes protected with trad gear.

Location

Walk left from Life After James past the big, left-facing corner (I Promise). After a 100 feet or so, look for a couple of bolts leading into a groove/right-facing corner.

Protection

A few bolts protect the bottom crux, and another bolt protects a higher move. The first bolt is silly in my opinion, being very low and on 5.1 climbing. Cams from micro to #2/gold Camalot should protect the trad sections.

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Bill Farrand  
 
I'd call it at least 5.8+ or maybe 9-.

Also, the Gillett "Rock Climbing St. Vrain Canyons" guidebook talks about a 5.8 top-rope up the black streak to the right of the canonical route with "generous holds". I don't know what he was talking about. We tried top-roping that line to the right, and while the upper part was easy, there is no way that going up that streak on the lower part is 5.8 or even 5.9 or 10a. Feb 21, 2016
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
  5.8
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
  5.8
Dirty and not that sustained, but a few fun moves here and there. Finger to medium-sized gear useful after the bolts run out. Feb 23, 2014