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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, 85 ft
FA: ?Bernard Gillett and Roger Briggs, 2006?
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Shared By: Dan Howell on May 16, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb begins about 8 feet right of "I Promise...". Move up thin holds to the first bolt then move into a section of stemming between shallow corners to a headwall. Undercling left and follow four more bolts on the upper slab (crux), some hollow flakes. Move left at upper headwall and belay from the anchors for ""I Promise...."


This is on the left side of the December Wall. Follow trail from road to the base of the crag and go left. Look for the obvious, left-facing dihedral of I Promise..., and it is just to the right going up a large, black water streak.


Five bolts to a three bolt anchor. Pro up to 1.5 inches to supplement the runout between the first and second bolt.


Super fun climb! I found that small to medium nuts plus singles from #0.3-0.75 and a small TCU to be perfect. Obvious crux at the second bolt. Jan 30, 2016
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
Lisa Montgomery   Golden, CO
I think this climb deserves a "heads-up" for the first few moves after clipping the first bolt. You get some okay finger-sized pieces in the flaring right-hand crack. Once you transition to the left-hand crack, pro is bomber to the top.

For gear, the biggest piece I used was a #0.75 Camalot. I'd take doubles up to that and a few sm.-med. nuts. Really good climb! Dec 8, 2010
Minor clarification: Roger and I did the probable FFA. While writing my St Vrain guide, I learned that at least two parties had TR'd this route before the bolts showed up; never did find out who placed the bolts (anyone know?).

Dan, it may be wise to designate this route as a trad/sport route: It's 40 feet between bolts 1 and 2, and gear is essential for a well-protected lead. May 18, 2010
Dan Howell
Northglenn, CO
Dan Howell   Northglenn, CO
Start of the climb is wet after rainstorms. Poison Ivy grows at the very base of the climb, hence the name if you don't pay attention. May 16, 2010