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I Promise Not To Cam In Your Mouth 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: George Watson and Norman Boles, mid-1980s
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Submitted By: Matt Bauman on Jan 1, 2001  with updates from George K. Watson

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This is on a chossy wall, but it gets direct sunlight.

P1. This sweet crack climb starts up a very prominent hand crack just right of a large overhang with a nice finger crack. The hand crack is easy and low angle for 30 feet to a nice ledge. Continue straight up a vertical, rotten crack with a pin about 10 feet up protecting the rotten section crux (5.9). Continue up a nice hand jam/lieback system that gradually widens to offwidth but gets less steep. The anchor is one bolt and a fixed tricam on a slabby ledge.

Pitch 2 (which I didn't do) goes left on ledge to nice crack/flake system and some roofs to large walk-off ledge.


Trad rack: small to larger (#4 Camalot).

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By Michael Kullman
Feb 6, 2005

There are now two 1/4" bolts at the end of P1.
By Bernard Gillett
Mar 27, 2009

Note that the area around the base of this climb and adjacent climbs has a fair amount of poison ivy. If you have my guidebook, you might make a note of the PI hazard in this area of December Wall for future reference. There's also a bush of ivy on this route at the base of the upper corner (you can see it in the photo) -- avoid it if you are allergic to ivy.
By Dan Howell
From: Northglenn, CO
May 16, 2010

There are now three bolts at the end of pitch one.
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By George K. Watson
From: Nederland, CO
Jul 9, 2010

I thought this was one of the nicer lines on the crag when Norman and I climbed it. Any bolts are post FA.
By Ross Swanson
From: Pinewood Springs
Feb 21, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

There are now 4 bolts at the top of P1. Ha.
By Andy Kowles
From: Longtuckles
Mar 13, 2012

I climbed what I think was pitch two of this route yesterday after P1 of the route directly left (which is a quality pitch). It felt like reachy hard 5.9 which gradually eased off, good pro, run it to the top. Fun stuff, and clean!
Feb 16, 2013

Didn't see the pin today 16-Feb-13 (though that doesn't mean it's not there). Also, the slings around the horn (mentioned in BG's guide) were rotted off, so plan to sling that rock yourself.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 18, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I did not see the pin today either. This is a great climb!
By Joe Forrester
From: Palo Alto
Mar 18, 2014

Exciting first pitch. That downward pointing flake is going to be a widowmaker some day....

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